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I took part in two internships while abroad – both at Leiden University. One in the International Admissions Department and another in the Marketing Department. They both greatly increased my interest in my major and being immersed in the local environment as well as being exposed to an international staff was one of the best experiences I had while abroad.
– Amy Walls
Texas Lutheran University

internships and service-learning

Central College Abroad offers internships and service-learning opportunities at all international sites. Internships provide work experience related to your academic area of interest and cross-cultural interaction that is invaluable to your resume and future job options. In service-learning placements, students connect meaningful community service experiences with academic learning, reflection, personal growth and civic responsibility.

Both internships and service-learning are offered in addition to traditional course work and for academic credit only.


The Central Advantage

Why do students choose Central for internships and service-learning?

  • Internship and service-learning options on all programs
  • Opportunities for students at all language levels
  • Placements are tailored to your personal and academic interests
  • Easy for you - placements are secured by Central College Abroad, and you'll work individually with your resident director to find the best possible option.
  • No additional fee! Internships and service-learning are an added value to your experience with Central College Abroad.


Application details

Applications for internships and service-learning are accessible within the stardard study abroad program application.
  • All programs require an application form and résumé. Some programs may require additional application materials, for example a cover letter and letters of recommendation
  • Interested? Get started today!


Explore your options:

Each Central College Abroad program boasts a variety of service-learning andinternship opportunties. Click on a program to discover your options: