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Virtual: Study + Global Internship
Fall 2020 Semester 3 Credit Internship + 3 Course

About the Program

A virtual Internship provides you with a unique opportunity to gain global professional experience, boost your career profile, build an international professional network and expand your skill set while staying local. Placements across many overseas locations across a variety of career fields. This virtual program allows you to combine your eight-week internship with courses during the semester, ensuring that you stay on track for graduation. With weekly lessons, CEA’s faculty will use various formats to present relevant material, teach and offer case studies to enrich your learning experience. Our strong academic focus and personalized placements are dedicated to meaningful experiences that make a real impact, allowing you to give your career a boost while gaining the global experience you’ve been seeking at an affordable price. Learn more about the benefits of a virtual internship with CEA.


  • Overview
  • Location:
  • Virtual
  • Dates:
  • 9/14/20 - 12/4/20
  • Price:
  • $6,195
  • Credits:
  • 12
  • Deadlines
  • Apply by:
  • Closed
  • Withdraw by:
  • 8/14/20
  • Application Requirements
  • Internship Interest Form
  • Transcript - Unofficial
  • Complete Application
  • $95 Online Application Fee
  • Eligibility
  • Foreign Language
  • All Levels, although absolute beginners are discouraged. Native English or equivalent fluency may be required for some placements.
  • Course Prerequisites:
  • Participants are required to have access to a laptop/computer with audio and visual capabilities as well as access to reliable internet/WiFi.
  • Other:
  • 3-4 courses directly related to the internship field of interest or 6 weeks full time work in the field is encouraged.
  • Education
  • 1 year as a registered college student by the time of application
  • Minimum GPA:
  • 2.75
Additional Internship Documents (As Requested)

You may be required to submit additional documents, depending on the needs of your CEA CAPA Global Internship Program. A CEA CAPA representative will reach out to you after you have submitted your initial application to collect any additional documents we might need.

These additional documents may include, but are not limited to:

  • A professional portfolio
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Police Background checks: If you are applying for a placement working with vulnerable populations or children, or if CEA CAPA identifies a placement opportunity with or connected to such an organization, most likely you will be required to complete a police background check in the US and the host country for certain locations.

The CEA Virtual Center is a hub of exclusive courses, lectures and cultural engagement activities all accessible online. Not bound by location, the CEA Virtual Study Center provides you with the chance to choose the courses and experience that best align with your academic, career, and personal interests. Virtual courses have been designed in conjunction with, and approved by, the University of New Haven (UNH), CEA's School of Record.

Program Structure

Tailor the virtual semester to your own academic needs! CEA’s virtual study + internship programs include a personalized internship placement, a flipped classroom-style online academic course, and up to 2 additional virtual elective courses. Your internship work schedule may vary depending on industry standards for your career field and will be determined with your supervisor when you start.

Internship Course

The required internship course has been designed to help you make the most of your internship and launch your transition to professional with the refined and strengthened career skills employers are craving.  The course features 8 hours of live, synchronous coaching sessions during your internship and includes additional self-directed course content, activities and assignments equivalent to about 30-40 hours total.  You will automatically be enrolled in the internship course upon acceptance of your internship placement.

Credit Options
The 3 semester credit internship includes the required online hybrid course and a minimum of 120 hours in your internship placement. Together, the internship hours and course are worth 3 credits.

Additional Elective Courses
In addition to your internship course and placement, you can choose up to 2 additional elective courses to take from our catalog of virtual course options.  This provides you with the opportunity to gain professional experience while also making progress toward your degree requirements and engaging in classes that afford a richer cultural experience.

Our virtual courses are worth 3 credits each, and taught over 12 weeks: choose to enroll in 1 or 2 courses, in addition to the internship seminar and placement and earn a total of 6 to 9 semester credits in 12 weeks of instruction.

Courses are taught in English using an online Learning Management System. You are expected to be an active participant in online forums, in addition to completing your regular readings, videos and homework. You can expect a blend of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (at your own pace) learning approaches that provide individual attention and flexibility for your learning style. Engaging in your “own way” gives you an opportunity to showcase your engagement in any topic or assignment while being part of an online global learning community.

Upon enrollment in the program, you will select your preferred courses. You will be enrolled into courses based on their availability, therefore we recommend you have alternative courses approved by your home university should your first choice courses not meet enrollment minimums. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.

Career Coaching & Placement Process
Once you’ve submitted your application, your career development adventure will begin! The placement process is more than just securing an internship placement.  You will engage in a career exploration and coaching journey with your internship coach to help you to identify your ideal professional pathway.  During this time, you will receive 7-10 hours of professional career coaching via video, email and workshops. 

You will also engage in additional interviews with our in-country internship coordinator and your potential host site supervisor.  The host site retains the final decision regarding placements, so it’s important that your interviews reflect your maturity, adaptability, curiosity, and commitment to both your career interests and the host organization.

Timeline Guarantee
Upon successfully completing your in-country internship coordinator interview, CEA guarantees you a placement that will support the personal, professional, and cross-cultural learning objectives you have identified in your career coaching process. All placements will be secured two weeks prior to program launch. 


Course offerings are contingent upon enrollment. We'll post an updated list once offerings are finalized.

*Courses with an asterisk indicate that the course has been associated with multiple subject areas.
Please click on the course title to view additional subject areas and detailed course information.

Sample Calendar

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