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Depending on the type of credit students seek to receive (e.g., in their major, other major, elective credit, directed study, or ITR 301 International Field Placement), accumulating credit may take one of the forms below:

  1. 3-6 elective credits that have been approved by the dean of the respective college; or
  2. 3-12 credits (ITR 301) that have been approved by the Office of International Education and the respective dean; or
  3. 3-15 URI credits that combine ITR 301 (3 + X) with credits in the major, which require approval from the respective dean and the Office of International Education.

Note: if interested in ITR 301 credits, please read the course requirements found at the bottom of the page.

How many credits may a student earn while on internship abroad?



Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Term

13 Weeks
13 Weeks
10 Weeks

3 Credits

117 Total Hours

117 Total Hours

100 Total Hours

6 Credits

208 Total Hours

208 Total Hours

200 Total Hours

9 Credits

312 Total Hours

312 Total Hours

300 Total Hours

12 Credits

416 Total Hours

416 Total Hours

400 Total Hours




Prior to applying, all students must,

  1. Research the proposed internship site
  2. Share the information with their academic advisor and consult with him/her on the applicability of the internship to their academic program.
  3. After meeting with the academic advisor, complete an online General Information Session/ GIS
  4. Submit the student information sheet found at the end of the GIS session electronically to the Office of International Education/OIE
  5. Make an appointment with an International Internship Advisor in the Office of International Education to discuss the proposed internship; bring information gathered while researching the internship site (and/or provider).


After a preliminary meeting with an OIE international internship advisor, complete and submit the international internship forms listed below to the OIE internship advisor:

  1. Acceptance Letter from the Internship Provider
  2. Photocopy of Passport Identification Page
  3. Application Form including the Learning Contract
  4. International Internship Prior Approval Form
  5. Student Agreement and Release Form
  6. Health and Safety Form with Proof of Insurance
  7. Social Standing Form
  8. One Recommendation Form
  9. Payment of the OCS and Administrative fees




The International ITR 301 course is unique in that its academic structure will help students make the most of the work and cross-cultural experience.  At the end of the course, students receive a S/U based on their work throughout the semester.

Students will be expected to complete the following:

  1. Same as items 1 - 9 listed above
  2. Keep a weekly log of the experience at the internship and the work they are completing
  3. Send weekly log reports to the ITR 301 instructor
  4. Submit a final summary, consisting of:
    • Executive summary/abstract (one full page)
    • Discussion and analysis of a salient topic (5 - 7 pages)
    • Brief analysis of the experience, in more personal terms (one full page)
    • Optional illustrations, maps, photographs, graphs, etc.