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Breaking Curriculum Barriers:
Linking Global Internships to
Academic Coursework
CIEE Conference 2014
Baltimore, Maryland
Today’s Agenda
• General concepts and context related to
global internships
• Frameworks to develop or describe program
mo...
Shared Assumptions
• Student mobility is increasing
– Particularly to/from countries of the Asia-Pacific
– Expanded emphas...
Defining a Global Internship
Professional
Practical
Place-driven
Extension of academic study
Link to career
Supervised
Ass...
Defining a Global Internship
It is co-op, placement,
apprenticeship, stage
It is not job
shadowing, work-
travel, service ...
Defining a Global Internship
• German student matriculated at university in Michigan,
interning in Singapore at South Amer...
About the AIC
The Academic Internship Council (AIC) is a non-profit
organization that draws upon more than three decades o...
About the GIC
The Global Internship Conference seeks to
bring together all those parties involved in
the growing field of ...
About the AIC
Developing optimal internship programs
Based on experience with our own programs as well as research and bes...
Breaking Barriers:
Factors Influencing Frameworks
Global
Internships
Linked to
Academic
Coursework
Cost (Length of
Program...
Framework One: “AIC AIC”
Academic Internship Continuum
Co-Curricular
Access to
online
resources
Independent
study with
fac...
Framework Two: “AIC AIM”
Academic Internship Matrix
Expanded
Internship,
Compressed
Coursework
Expanded
Internship,
Expand...
Examples of Program Models within
Academic Internship Matrix
University of Hong
Kong in USA,
Michigan State
University Glo...
Linking Global Internships to
Academic Coursework for
First Year Students
Academic Internship
• Complete 150+ contact hours
• Establish 3-4 learning objectives with
employer to focus internship in...
Practical Benefits of Academic
Internships Abroad
• Experience host country outside of classroom, not just as
observer but...
Benefits for First Year Students
Internships early in the college
career allow students to develop
skills that they will n...
Benefits for First Year Students
‘Unsuccessful’ internships
may lead to a change in
major/career
“(T)he most important thi...
Benefits for First Year Students
Starts resume building
which makes students more
competitive for future
internships and
e...
Benefits for First Year Students
Programs gets them thinking
internationally early
Preparation for future
international en...
Challenges for First Year Students
• Some students are leaving the
country for first time.
• For many, it is the first rea...
• Began in 2004 in London with 5 business students
• Expanded to Asia in 2013 - 243 alumni as of 2014
• Developed as a rec...
• Villanova syllabi taught by local faculty (January-March)
– The Augustine and Culture Seminar (humanities core)
– Social...
Learning Communities Abroad
• Summer program May-July
• Began in 2010 in London and Madrid with 14 students.
(Madrid cance...
Future Plans
With over 300 alumni of both programs:
Conduct longitudinal assessment with
Career Center.
Develop an alumni ...
CASE STUDY:
CIEE SEVILLE
STUDY ABROAD
January 16, 2015
Jaime Ramirez, CIEE Study Center Director, Seville - Spain
Case Study: CIEE
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Case Study: CIEE
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Case Study: CIEE
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Case Study: CIEE
Locations:
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Fall + Spring (24)
Alicante Haifa Prague
Amman Legon Rabat
Barcelona Londo...
Case Study: CIEE
January 16, 2015 31
6%
Case Study: CIEE
6%
CIEE SEVILLE
January 16, 2015 32
CIEE Seville: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework
January 16, 2015 33
Internship
Seminars
Independent
Intern...
Case Study: CIEE
January 16, 2015 34
Seminar
(25 hours)
Individual
Meetings
(12 hours)
On-the-Job
Performance
(100 hours)
...
Case Study: CIEE
January 16, 2015 35
Workshop
Interviews
WorkshopExperience
Seminar
Reentry
Training
Case Study: CIEE
January 16, 2015 36
Workshop
Interviews
WorkshopExperience
Seminar
Reentry
Training
Case Study: CIEE
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Workshop
Interviews
WorkshopExperience
Seminar
Reentry
Training
Case Study: CIEE
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Workshop
Interviews
WorkshopExperience
Seminar
Reentry
Training
Case Study: CIEE
January 16, 2015 39
Workshop
Interviews
WorkshopExperience
Seminar
Reentry
Training
Case Study: CIEE
January 16, 2015 40
Workshop
Interviews
WorkshopExperience
Seminar
Reentry
Training
Case Study: CIEE
January 16, 2015 41
Workshop
Interviews
WorkshopExperience
Seminar
Reentry
Training
Case Study: CIEE
January 16, 2015 42
Workshop
Interviews
WorkshopExperience
Seminar
Reentry
Training
Case Study: CIEE
January 16, 2015 43
Workshop
Interviews
WorkshopExperience
Seminar
Reentry
Training
David Kolb
CIEE Seville: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework
January 16, 2015 44
CIEE Seville: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework
January 16, 2015 45
Student will agree to complete no less...
CIEE Seville: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework
January 16, 2015 46
Supervisors
Students
Professor
Learnin...
CIEE Seville: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework
January 16, 2015 47
Supervisors
Students
Professor
Learnin...
CIEE Seville: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework
January 16, 2015 48
CIEE Seville: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework
January 16, 2015 49
Active
ParticipationMeetings
Weekly
Jo...
CIEE Seville: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework
January 16, 2015 50
Working hours
Meetings with the Mentor...
CIEE Seville: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework
January 16, 2015 51
CIEE Seville: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework
January 16, 2015 52
BARRIERS
January 16, 2015 53
CIEE Seville: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework
• Recruiting appropriate companies
• Identifying the right...
CIEE Seville: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework
• Constant recruitment of companies
• Train Supervisors / ...
January 16, 2015 56
Q&A - Revisiting:
Factors Influencing Frameworks
Global
Internships
Linked to
Academic
Coursework
Cost (Length of
Program,...
Q&A - Revisiting Framework One:
Academic Internship Continuum
Co-Curricular
Access to
online
resources
Independent
study w...
Q&A – Revisiting Framework Two:
Academic Internship Matrix
Expanded
Internship,
Compressed
Coursework
Expanded
Internship,...
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Overcoming Curriculum Challenges: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework

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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.

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Overcoming Curriculum Challenges: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework

  1. 1. Breaking Curriculum Barriers: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework CIEE Conference 2014 Baltimore, Maryland
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda • General concepts and context related to global internships • Frameworks to develop or describe program models that link global internships with academic coursework • Case studies to demonstrate program models
  3. 3. Shared Assumptions • Student mobility is increasing – Particularly to/from countries of the Asia-Pacific – Expanded emphasis on employability as outcome of higher education • Demand for internships on the rise – International as well as local – Lack of clear, consistent definition
  4. 4. Defining a Global Internship Professional Practical Place-driven Extension of academic study Link to career Supervised Assessed
  5. 5. Defining a Global Internship It is co-op, placement, apprenticeship, stage It is not job shadowing, work- travel, service learning
  6. 6. Defining a Global Internship • German student matriculated at university in Michigan, interning in Singapore at South American company with Japanese supervisor • Student from China studying in L.A., interning in New York City with a European company working on international marketing strategies • Student from India studying in Australia, interning in Toronto with NGO working with local East African community • Student from Texas enrolled at university in home state, interning in San Francisco at a research institute focused on foreign policy
  7. 7. About the AIC The Academic Internship Council (AIC) is a non-profit organization that draws upon more than three decades of experience with place-based experiential education programs that connect academic curriculum with industry and community. AIC partners with universities and institutions from across the globe to develop and deliver internship programs in Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Toronto, Singapore, Mumbai, and Hong Kong. Students and companies represent a wide variety of backgrounds and industry areas. As of October 2014, AIC is part of the CIEE Family and look forward to offering more opportunities to more students in more places! www.academicinternshipcouncil.org
  8. 8. About the GIC The Global Internship Conference seeks to bring together all those parties involved in the growing field of academic work placement and experiential education. The 2015 Global Internship Conference will be held June 9 – 12 in Dublin. www.globalinternshipconference.org
  9. 9. About the AIC Developing optimal internship programs Based on experience with our own programs as well as research and best practices shared by our colleagues in the field at the Global Internship Conference, AIC aims to incorporate key principles into customized program development: • Comprehensive programs including cohort-based components for professional development and cultural exploration • Personalized placement process that is student-centric, matching intern to opportunity based on individual academic background and professional goals • Project-driven internships that incorporate exposure to the field as well as the employer and include regular assessment by both student and supervisor • Ongoing contextualization and coaching to help students navigate the workplace and reach personal and professional goals while examining cultural aspects of country, city, industry, and employer • Whenever possible, theme-based programs or placements to provide a line of inquiry and focus of evaluation for individual and cohort
  10. 10. Breaking Barriers: Factors Influencing Frameworks Global Internships Linked to Academic Coursework Cost (Length of Program, Access to Financial Aid, Available Funding, Additional Cost) Curriculum (Academic Credit, Timing, Impact on Degree Completion) Country (Regulations, Culture, Language, Local Context)
  11. 11. Framework One: “AIC AIC” Academic Internship Continuum Co-Curricular Access to online resources Independent study with faculty on campus On campus workshop or course pre and post Online course during internship Local tutor meet individually during internship Assimilate into existing local class Local class with cohort developed specifically for program
  12. 12. Framework Two: “AIC AIM” Academic Internship Matrix Expanded Internship, Compressed Coursework Expanded Internship, Expanded Coursework Compressed Internship, Compressed Coursework Compressed Internship, Expanded Coursework
  13. 13. Examples of Program Models within Academic Internship Matrix University of Hong Kong in USA, Michigan State University Global UC Berkeley Global Internships, Boston University Summer Study Internship Program Showa Boston International Career Development Program University of Toronto Engineers without Borders Program
  14. 14. Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework for First Year Students
  15. 15. Academic Internship • Complete 150+ contact hours • Establish 3-4 learning objectives with employer to focus internship in academic context • Maintain daily activity log • Compose final paper which highlights completed projects and other accomplishments
  16. 16. Practical Benefits of Academic Internships Abroad • Experience host country outside of classroom, not just as observer but as a participant. • Creates comparison of work abroad and work in the US. • Broadens view of work and creates more flexible students. • Increase Global Competence/Intercultural Intelligence “I think the internship is an important part of the whole experience. It allows freshman to experience a workplace environment in the field of their choice. As a result, many students form opinions of the industry they want to work in from their placement.” GCP alum
  17. 17. Benefits for First Year Students Internships early in the college career allow students to develop skills that they will need for future internships and jobs Internships increase confidence and competence by making work a learning experience. “I learned a lot about the company and generally about working in the corporate environment. I made observations that could be applied to my life when I try to move up the corporate ladder, or manage work and family, or have a difficult person to work with. This prepared me and I feel like I can handle these situations now” GCP Alum
  18. 18. Benefits for First Year Students ‘Unsuccessful’ internships may lead to a change in major/career “(T)he most important thing for me is that I learned what I DO and also what I DO NOT want to work on in the future! I actually began in one department, and I hated it. So I moved to a different division that I loved. I think it's excellent to be able to try as many things as possible to have different experiences.” GCP Alum
  19. 19. Benefits for First Year Students Starts resume building which makes students more competitive for future internships and employment “A real, international internship at the age of 18 is really unheard of. It was one of the greatest opportunities I've had and I am really glad I took it - not only does it look impressive to future employers, it prepared me for future career endeavors. I think the notion of academic study followed by internship provides a well- rounded ‘education’ and a fuller understanding of the country being studied in.” GCP Alum
  20. 20. Benefits for First Year Students Programs gets them thinking internationally early Preparation for future international endeavors. Greater sense of maturity and education, in relation to peers who stayed on campus “I felt like I was much more accomplished and mature than they are after our first year. I felt like I moved forward, did soooo much more than them and was exposed to a whole different culture.”
  21. 21. Challenges for First Year Students • Some students are leaving the country for first time. • For many, it is the first real work experience. • General college adjustment issues and maturity. • Semester students are worried about having friends when they return back to campus. Global Citizens was my first time out of the United States. This was a huge leap for me, but I can't say how much this changed my life. I caught a travel bug after I realized a little bit of the world out there beyond our borders and I haven't looked back! Although I was only a freshman and I did not have much of a business background, I am a hard worker who usually adapts well to most situations, so I felt confident that I would learn how to accomplish the tasks required of me at my workplace.
  22. 22. • Began in 2004 in London with 5 business students • Expanded to Asia in 2013 - 243 alumni as of 2014 • Developed as a recruitment tool for early admission students • Program delivery and on-site support in collaboration with Education Abroad /Villanova School of Business – Program Director in each location: London - EUSA ; Asia – AIC – Orientation, housing, 24/7 emergency support, internship placement, cultural excursions, professional development, mentoring • 16 week GCP program combines coursework and a practical internship in London or Hong Kong Global Citizen Program
  23. 23. • Villanova syllabi taught by local faculty (January-March) – The Augustine and Culture Seminar (humanities core) – Social Science Course (specific to location) – Corporate Responsibility and Regulation (business core) – Macroeconomics or Global Political Economy (business core) – Internship (free elective) • Center for Global Leadership Faculty Advisory – Assists in faculty selection, syllabi review and course delivery – Conducts annual site visits for quality control and academic advising purposes – Serves as an academic liaison between home and abroad Coursework
  24. 24. Learning Communities Abroad • Summer program May-July • Began in 2010 in London and Madrid with 14 students. (Madrid cancelled in 2012 due to low enrollments.) • All majors invited to participate • Offered to students in freshman learning communities • Program coursework begins in March and continues on site with the teaching. • Coursework offered through the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences – The Making of Britain - Humanities elective – Internship - Humanities credit.
  25. 25. Future Plans With over 300 alumni of both programs: Conduct longitudinal assessment with Career Center. Develop an alumni database. Build a social media presence for networking purposes.
  26. 26. CASE STUDY: CIEE SEVILLE STUDY ABROAD January 16, 2015 Jaime Ramirez, CIEE Study Center Director, Seville - Spain
  27. 27. Case Study: CIEE January 16, 2015 27
  28. 28. Case Study: CIEE January 16, 2015 28
  29. 29. Case Study: CIEE January 16, 2015 29
  30. 30. Case Study: CIEE Locations: January 16, 2015 30 Fall + Spring (24) Alicante Haifa Prague Amman Legon Rabat Barcelona London Santo Domingo Brussels Madrid Seville Budapest Moscow Shanghai Dakar Monteverde Taipei Dublin Palma de Mallorca Toulouse Gaborone Perth Wollongong Summer (6) Barcelona Brussesls Palma de Mallorca Santiago, DR Seville Shanghai
  31. 31. Case Study: CIEE January 16, 2015 31 6% Case Study: CIEE 6%
  32. 32. CIEE SEVILLE January 16, 2015 32
  33. 33. CIEE Seville: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework January 16, 2015 33 Internship Seminars Independent Internships For-credit Internships 53 students in 2012-2013 43 students in 2013-2014
  34. 34. Case Study: CIEE January 16, 2015 34 Seminar (25 hours) Individual Meetings (12 hours) On-the-Job Performance (100 hours) On-the-Job Performance (120 hours) SEMINAR INDEPENDENT
  35. 35. Case Study: CIEE January 16, 2015 35 Workshop Interviews WorkshopExperience Seminar Reentry Training
  36. 36. Case Study: CIEE January 16, 2015 36 Workshop Interviews WorkshopExperience Seminar Reentry Training
  37. 37. Case Study: CIEE January 16, 2015 37 Workshop Interviews WorkshopExperience Seminar Reentry Training
  38. 38. Case Study: CIEE January 16, 2015 38 Workshop Interviews WorkshopExperience Seminar Reentry Training
  39. 39. Case Study: CIEE January 16, 2015 39 Workshop Interviews WorkshopExperience Seminar Reentry Training
  40. 40. Case Study: CIEE January 16, 2015 40 Workshop Interviews WorkshopExperience Seminar Reentry Training
  41. 41. Case Study: CIEE January 16, 2015 41 Workshop Interviews WorkshopExperience Seminar Reentry Training
  42. 42. Case Study: CIEE January 16, 2015 42 Workshop Interviews WorkshopExperience Seminar Reentry Training
  43. 43. Case Study: CIEE January 16, 2015 43 Workshop Interviews WorkshopExperience Seminar Reentry Training David Kolb
  44. 44. CIEE Seville: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework January 16, 2015 44
  45. 45. CIEE Seville: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework January 16, 2015 45 Student will agree to complete no less than 135, and no more than 160 hours to be eligible for 3 academic credits Working hours Meetings with the Mentor Meetings with Course Instructor Class time Academic assignments
  46. 46. CIEE Seville: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework January 16, 2015 46 Supervisors Students Professor Learning goals Internship Coordinator
  47. 47. CIEE Seville: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework January 16, 2015 47 Supervisors Students Professor Learning goals Internship Coordinator
  48. 48. CIEE Seville: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework January 16, 2015 48
  49. 49. CIEE Seville: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework January 16, 2015 49 Active ParticipationMeetings Weekly Journal Reflection Final Paper Oral presentations
  50. 50. CIEE Seville: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework January 16, 2015 50 Working hours Meetings with the Mentor Meetings with Course Instructor Class time Academic assignments 15% 15% 70% On-the-Job Performance --- --- Class participation Academic assignments
  51. 51. CIEE Seville: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework January 16, 2015 51
  52. 52. CIEE Seville: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework January 16, 2015 52
  53. 53. BARRIERS January 16, 2015 53
  54. 54. CIEE Seville: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework • Recruiting appropriate companies • Identifying the right supervisor / mentor • Hiring the right Course Instructor / Academic Advisor • Establishing / Updating learning goals • Assuring the perfect matches • Managing Expectations • Student satisfaction • Cost & Fee January 16, 2015 54
  55. 55. CIEE Seville: Linking Global Internships to Academic Coursework • Constant recruitment of companies • Train Supervisors / Mentors • Prepare students for the experiential experience • Constant Follow up with students • Constant Follow up with companies • Help students to see the real value of internships January 16, 2015 55
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  57. 57. Q&A - Revisiting: Factors Influencing Frameworks Global Internships Linked to Academic Coursework Cost (Length of Program, Access to Financial Aid, Available Funding, Additional Cost) Curriculum (Academic Credit, Timing, Impact on Degree Completion) Country (Regulations, Culture, Language, Local Context)
  58. 58. Q&A - Revisiting Framework One: Academic Internship Continuum Co-Curricular Access to online resources Independent study with faculty on campus On campus workshop or course pre and post Online course during internship Local tutor meet individually during internship Assimilate into existing local class Local class with cohort developed specifically for program
  59. 59. Q&A – Revisiting Framework Two: Academic Internship Matrix Expanded Internship, Compressed Coursework Expanded Internship, Expanded Coursework Compressed Internship, Compressed Coursework Compressed Internship, Expanded Coursework

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