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What does it take to prepare for an international internship?

If you are considering an internship or work experience abroad, you should be able to answer the following questions:

  • What are your personal objectives?
  • Are objectives consistent with department objectives?
  • Do you have the appropriate qualifications?
  • Will the internship be conducted in English?
  • Will Davenport University endorse participation?
  • Will you need to receive academic credit?
  • Will you need a visa or work permit?
  • Are you aware of any health or safety risks in your proposed location?
  • Are you prepared for the extra expenses? (Most internships are unpaid).
  • Are your expectations about an internship realistic?