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Class Standing: 3-Junior, 4-Senior Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Field of Study: Business, Business Administration, International Business
Housing Options: Apartment or Flat, Dormitory, Homestay, Independent Housing Program Type: Internship
Program Description:
Internships Abroad
*This programs is for International Business majors.

International Internships can be a rewarding experience for students to acquire business expertise in a foreign country. Internships abroad are supervised career-related learning opportunities that offer students the chance to develop hands-on experience in working in a business field abroad. By participating in international internship students develop the skills, cultural knowledge and business acumen necessary to conduct business internationally.

Students complete a internship abroad while concurrently enrolled in "IB 495 International Business Internships" at SDSU. IB495 is a 3 unit Credit/No-Credit class. .

Students from the College of Business, or related majors, who wish to receive credit for a business internship abroad are welcome to add the course with approval from the International Business office. 
 
Location Summary

Internships are available in various countries around the world and in a variety of business fields. We partner with providers, universities and companies to offer students a variety of opportunities. Our list of partners is available to students once they meet with the Internship Coordinator.

Students can also propose their own internship, however all internships must be approved by the International Business internship coordinator BEFORE students can begin an internship. Companies will be required to go through a vetting process and sign a SDSU Service Learning Agreement as part of the approval process.
 
Academic Notes

The IB495 course is a three unit CR/NC course offered in Fall, Spring or Summer. Students are required to complete a minimum of 150 hours engaged in a "business" internship in any business field. There are no class meetings; however there is coursework due at the beginning and end of the internship.

IB students only; 250 hours are required if combining internship with semester abroad requirement.
Students must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and 2.0 major GPA
Students must be upper division (junior/senior).
International Business majors, must have a current study plan on file.
 
Language Notes

Some locations will require a proficiency in the spoken language.
International Business majors: 2 upper division language courses are required prior to going abroad.
 
Insurance Requirement

Students are automatically enrolled in education abroad insurance prior to departure.
You will receive an email with your insurance information and be billed via your SDSU account. If you are using a provider you may be eligible to purchase an overlay plan only.
Fee information can be found here: http://riskmgmt.sdsu.edu/foreign.htm

Health and Safety Pre-Departure
Students are required to attend a Health and Safety Pre-Departure Orientation prior to going abroad, this is a CSU mandated requirement. Orientations are offered online and emailed to students prior to departure.

Application Deadlines
April 1st for Summer Semester Abroad
August 1st for Fall Semester Abroad
November 1st for Spring Semester Abroad

*All companies must have a signed SDSU partnership agreement prior to students submitting an application. Please note it takes time to establish agreements and must be signed before the deadline above.

Contact Information
Students are required to meet with the International Business Internship Coordinator by calling the International Business office at (619) 594-4505 prior to submitting an application
Internship Coordinator: Marisela LaPlante
International Business Office: AL-208
Email: mlaplante@mail.sdsu.edu
 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 07/15/2017 TBA TBA