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Internships, Independent Study, Volunteering, & Conferences


Being a college student gives you the option of doing truly unique things that will help you find your true calling. We encourage you to explore all your options and find the best path for yourself. We are here to help you make your dream a reality! 

If you are doing independent research for credit or non-credit, participating in a program with a third-party provider that we do not have listed, or attending a conference abroad; Please review the relevant programs below to learn more and apply.

Reasons to choose a Global Internship or Independent Study Abroad:

  • Businesses are increasingly growing into international companies and utilizing skills gained from a study abroad experience gives potential employees an edge that others lack. 
  • Finding an independent global opportunity is a great way to find a niche program that caters specifically to your interests.
  • Findings suggest that all stakeholders identify clear connections between international experience and employability. (Source)

Independent Study, Research, Field Study or Internships (For Credit)

This program applies to you if:

  • You are participating in a study abroad program through a university or provider that we do not have listed on our website and are receiving credit
  • You are doing research abroad or fieldwork and are receiving independent credit
  • You are participating in an internship for credit that we do not have listed in our programs

Research and Field Work (Non-Credit)

This program applies to you if:

  • You are doing research or fieldwork for a continuous project, thesis, or dissertation but are not receiving credit
  • You are doing research or fieldwork with another university or provider that we do not have listed and are NOT receiving credit
  • AND you want to remain active at UTSA

Work, Internship, Volunteering (Non-Credit)

This program applies to you if:

  • The work, internship, or volunteer program abroad falls under the educational umbrella of UTSA that is either for a student organization or requires a university affiliation that grants no credit.

International Attendance Conference/Athletics Events (Non-Credit)

This applies to you if:

  • You attend ANY conference abroad that utilizes your affiliation to UTSA 
  • You attend ANY athletic event that is UTSA sponsored

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