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My favorite academic experience was my internship that I completed in a small village outside of Merida. I met once a week with a woman who started a fair trade co-op. By the end of the experience, I had improved my knowledge of life in her small village, her co-op, improved my Spanish speaking abilities, and made a new friendship.
– Stephanie Heiken
Central College

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: