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Intern, Research & Service Abroad

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International internships provide students with an opportunity to gain invaluable professional and intercultural skills that prepare them to excel academically and professionally in our increasingly globalized world. By living and working abroad, students learn to navigate cultural difference in social and professional settings through full immersion in the culture of their host city and gain a global perspective. In addition, participation in international internships affords students increased confidence, tolerance for ambiguity, and strengthened communication skills.

International service learning opportunities are availible in various locations around the world. Whether it is working at health clinic in Ecuador, doing research in a lab in Spain or tutoring children in South Africa. We encourage participants to take advantage of opportunities that allow students to delve more deeply into their abroad experience. Placements foster meaningful interactions with locals outside the classroom and help students get to know the culture in a more profound way.

You don't need to majoring in the Sciences to benefit from doing research while studying abroad. Doing a research project abroad will enrich your academic experience, enhance your credentials, and be a benefit as you begin to build an international professional network. Faculty in some Boston College departments may have contacts abroad who can help you organize your own research project or work with a team of researchers on an existing project.  

Please reach out to an OIP Advisor if you would like more information regarding research, internship, or service opportunities availible on programs you are considering.