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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Experience Type: virtual Program Type: Direct Enroll
Academic Level: 01 - Freshman, 02 - Sophomore, 03 - Junior, 04 - Senior, 05 - Graduate or Professional Student, Visiting Student
Program Description:
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VIRTUAL GLOBAL INTERNSHIPS & VIRTUAL CONSULTING PROJECTS
 

IAU is pleased to offer its Virtual Experiences Program throughout the semester and summer terms.  These virtual programs will draw on IAU's expertise in experiential-based learning while taking advantage of our wide network of professional contacts in France, Spain, Morocco, and beyond. Students will choose from global internships and consulting projects to customize their virtual experience.


ACADEMICS
As part of this experience, the following experiences are available: 

  During the semester and summer terms, students have the option to take either 3 or 6 academic units. 

VIRTUAL PROGRAM DATES & DEADLINES - Apply here!
Click here for the program dates and deadlines for IAU's Virtual Global Experiences.  It is important to note, however, that while the Virtual Global Internships and Consulting Projects will take place within the timeframes given, the fixed date of the internship/consulting project is flexible and will be determined by IAU, the international organization, the student, and their home university.  

PROGRAM COST
The cost of the program will depend on the term and the number of units in which students are enrolled. See full program fee details on our website here


FEES & DEPOSIT
  • No application fee
  • Enrollment Deposit: $250 due after program admittance
REFUND POLICY
  • 15 days or more prior to program start date: full refund of all fees paid (including enrollment deposit)
  • Within 15 days of program start date: 75% of tuition will be refunded
  • As of program start date or after: no tuition refunds

     
SEE BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH PROGRAM OPTION!

INTERN
VIRTUAL GLOBAL INTERNSHIPS
This experience is designed to immerse students in a multicultural professional space through virtual means. A special effort is placed on helping students develop the skills required to enter the professional world and navigate cross-cultural entrepreneurial environments. This hands-on experience is complemented by an academic component, which guides students through the experience and helps them strategically reflect on challenges, accomplishments, and personal and professional development. Students are intentionally placed based on interests and skillsets in organizations in France, Spain, and other European countries with the aim to build their professional network through industry-specific training.  While fluency in French/Spanish is not required, some placements may require some knowledge of French/Spanish while others may require more advanced levels.  The 3-credit internship is a total of 120 hours accompanied by academic, professional development and evaluative components. 

Sample internship placements include, but are not limited to:

     • Commercial Development
     • Translation
     • Data Management & Data Creation
     • Digital Marketing
     • Marketing
     • International Sales
     • Social Media/Digital Communication
     • Web Development
     • Human Resource & Innovation
     • Community Management
     • Web Animation
     • Video Creation
     • Self-Design (placement developed based on student's interests)


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VIRTUAL CONSULTING PROJECTS
In this course, students apply the core elements of organizational consulting to real-life scenarios across a variety of industries. A large part of the course contains an industry-specific consulting project led by a professor in partnership with international organizations, where the organizations present a problem for the students to solve. Students work in groups and use strategic consulting practices to provide recommendations on how the company can optimize the social, managerial, and technological aspects of organizational performance. At the end of the course, students share their recommendations with the organization through a virtual professional presentation. 

Global Consulting Projects are available in the following areas/fields:
 

ART 
     • Fine Arts
     • Art History
     • Archaeology
     • Museum Studies

BUSINESS 
     • International Management
     • Global Marketing
     • Ethics
     • Finance
     • Strategic Communication
     • Organizational Leadership and Change

COMMUNICATION
     • Strategic Communication
     • Intercultural Communication
     • Journalism
     • Media Studies

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
     • Mediterranean Ecology
     • Mediterranean Geology

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS | POLITICAL SCIENCE
     • Diplomacy
     • Human Rights
     • Peace Studies

LANGUAGE (French and Spanish)
     • Translation 
     • Publication

SELF-DESIGN
     • Co-created experience between student and faculty based on student needs, interests, and goals


 
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/01/2021
**
Rolling Admission 01/24/2022 05/13/2022
Summer 2022 02/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission 05/21/2022 07/17/2022
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed