Demand for international experiences that enhance employability is higher than ever. Universities feel the pressure from students, alumni, government, parents, and employers. However, the link between global internships and academic coursework is at best underutilized and at worst a barrier. This session will review general concepts and context regarding global internships and provide two academic internship frameworks that can be used to develop or describe program models. Presenters will share case studies and specific examples that demonstrate program models and components linking global internships to academic coursework.