Financial Information About International Internships

Internships Abroad - An Investment in Your Future

Internship abroad programs are a valuable investment in your academic and professional career. All placements are unpaid, yet the experience you will be an invaluable opportunity that will have huge payoffs as you enter the workforce.  With all the support and high quality experience you will receive, you will get the best value for your money.

Combined Program/Housing Fees*


10 Week Program

6 Week Program

Australia or New Zealand



Shanghai, China

$5,600 $4,500

Hong Kong

$7,500 n/a

Valencia, Spain




Santiago, Chile

$6,075 $4,800

London, England

$9,050 $6,600


$7,200 $5,800

Add-On Credit

$500 $500


*All fees are in US dollars and are subject to change. There are additional fees for teaching placements for the mentoring teacher.

For custom program dates email the internship team at


Program Inclusions

  • Global Career-Building Experience
  • Academic credit (optional – additional fee applies) 
  • Multi-day Bridging Cultures Program orientation (not included in Custom Date Internships)
  • Guaranteed Housing – typically in a shared apartment, youth hostel, or homestay
  • Health insurance
  • 24/7 onsite support
  • Pre-departure services including assistance with immigration visas, airline tickets, orientation, Flight advice and booking options
  • Cell phone or sim card (minutes purchased at an additional cost)
  • Pre-paid public transport card (in Shanghai and Hong Kong only – in Australia, New Zealand, Spain, and Chile this is an additional fee for the participant)
  • Option to add Mandarin lessons in Shanghai or Spanish lessons in Spain or Chile (for additional fee)

Financial Planning

Financial planning for an internship starts from the moment you dream of going abroad. Whether you need advice on transferring your financial aid, or finding additional scholarships, your coordinator will help you to make your dream a reality.

Additional Cost Considerations

In addition to the program fees, students are responsible for international flights, in-country transportation to/from the internship sites. meals, immigration visa fees, and all personal costs for the period of the program as well as any extra travel.

Federal Financial Aid/University Scholarships

You may be able to use your financial aid or scholarships that are granted through your home university.  The U.S. Department of Education advises that the Perkins Loans, SSIG Grant Program, Pell Grants, FSEOG Grants, Stafford Loans, SLS Loans, PLUS Loans, and Consolidation Loans can be used for an internship abroad. In order to utilize financial aid, you will need to be enrolled for credit either through your home university or through our academic credit option. You should meet with your study abroad advisor and/or financial aid office to discuss your options for using financial aid for study abroad.


There are a number of opportunities for scholarships to help you finance your international internship.  In addition to your university's study abroad office and various websites that offer scholarships, GlobaLinks Learning Abroad has also partnered up with two additional organizations to provide you with scholarship options.  Please note that for most scholarship opportunities, you must be receiving academic credit for your internship.  It can be harder to qualify for scholarships with a Custom Date internship if you are not receiving academic credit.

The Foundation for Global Scholars 

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad interns are encouraged to apply to scholarships from various organizations for financial support for their overseas program. The Foundation for Global Scholars is a 501C(3) non-profit organization which provides scholarships for students studying or interning abroad. In each academic year, the Foundation awards more than $200,000 in scholarships and grants to students pursuing a study abroad program of any type, including internships abroad.

Diversity Abroad

Diversity Abroad will offer twenty, $1,000 scholarships each year. Six scholarship are available for the fall, six for the spring, and eight for the summer. Scholarships are only available for students studying or interning abroad on programs offered by a Diversity Abroad member organization. Economically disadvantaged students, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native-American students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Other Scholarships

There are a number of other opportunities for scholarships to help you finance your international internship. You will be provided with a complete list of scholarship resources upon acceptance to a program. Please note that most scholarship opportunities require that you receive academic credit as part of your internship in order to be eligible. 

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