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“I loved living with a host family. They accepted and invited me into their home and hearts.”
Participant in Chengdu, China
Qualified students may apply for internships. Interns receive a maximum of three credits but no financial compensation. The schedule and number of work hours will be determined by the schedule of USAC courses. Students must send in their application forms prior to the start of the program with a precise definition of their field of interest.
Placement is not guaranteed by USAC, but determined by application to USAC and an interview with the internship sponsor once in China. Possible internship placements include the following examples:
If interested, you will apply after you have been accepted into the program; consult the Internship Opportunities and Application document on Student Gateway for more information. Requirements to apply for an internship are: enrollment in the Chengdu program; minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; and junior standing at time of internship. A refundable fee of $100 is charged and returned upon successful completion of the internship.
Internships are not currently available for summer students.
Summer I or I & II: Apr. 1
Summer II: May 1
Fall or Year: June 15
Spring: Nov. 1
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Spring 2016: accepting late applications