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Check out these exciting non-Rollins opportunities for virtual global programs and remote global internships available through our partners!


We are familiar with all these organization and trust them to make these global virtual experiences as meaningful as possible.

  1. Students MUST register in RIPA with the Office of International Programs.
  2. These programs do NOT fulfill any major requirements for global, international, or field experiences
  3. Transfer of credits is not guaranteed—students must obtain approvals from the Registrar and from the relevant departments if they hope to fulfill specific requirements. All students MUST complete a Study Abroad Transfer Credit Pre-Approval Form. Credits will be processed as transfer credits. Please go to Academic Policies for full details and procedures. IP staff will help you with the transfer credit approval process as part of the RIPA application. 
    • Rollins College will not transfer credits obtained from a secondary institution via online, blended, or distance learning courses, if a student simultaneously is enrolled in full-time courses at a different institution (including Rollins).
    • Exceptions to this policy will be made for students participating virtual global programs approved by the Office of International Programs; however, students may only transfer up to 4 credits per semester and a total of 8 credits.
  4. Financial Aid and institutional scholarships cannot be applied to a non-Rollins program.
  5. Students will pay all costs directly to the program sponsor or provider; however, students are required to pay a non-refundable $30 administrative fee. Payments will post to the Student Account.
  6. Costs vary widely so research carefully to make sure you understand all the costs associated with a program.
  7. International students need to contact the Office of International Student & Scholar Services (Jenifer Ruby or Katie Alonso prior to applying for a virtual program to confirm eligibility. 
    • Work authorization for virtual internships may be required. Failure to obtain appropriate work authorization as needed could result in the loss of your F1 status. Please contact OISSS for more information.
  8. A word on time zone differences: since all these programs will involve connecting with people in other parts of the world, you may have regular meetings/sessions etc. in the early morning and evening hours, depending on the program. Your ongoing work will generally be on your own schedule.

The Global Livingston Institute (GLI) is a unique organization doing a range of community development work in Uganda in partnership with Ugandan locals. Their mission is: Listen, Think, Act.

GLI periodically offers the Global Scholars Fellowship Program (GSFP): an intensive, non-credit-bearing academic experience. Students engage with GLI staff in Uganda and connect with Ugandan experts and people working in community development and related fields in East Africa. Students also conduct group research projects related to GLI’s work in Uganda—these will be based on students interests and experience

Elizabeth Smith, a Rollins music major, participated in the GLI virtual program and had this to say: "I learned so much, and every part of it was impactful! The most impactful part of my GLI internship was learning about survivors from the LRA, human trafficking, and the Rwandan genocide. [I] shifted from not really have a background in international development to someone who has a much clearer picture."

TEAN’s Global Remote Internship provides real-world, international work experience in a variety of fields plus university credit from the convenience of your home. Choose from part-time or full-time individual or group internships and work on a project from start to finish for a company, learning about the unique challenges and flexibility that being part of a remote team provides. Though online, the program is still fully supported by TEAN and the local internship coordinator. TEAN will guide you through the entire process, advising which position is best for your major, leading a Virtual Orientation, helping transfer credits and more.

Individual Placements: Choose from an 8-week or 16-week internship where you’ll work on a specific project from beginning to end at a company located in Asia in Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Japan, India or Vietnam. TEAN will help advise on which locations will be the best fit for your major. Some fields available include marketing and communications, business / international business, environment and sustainability, tourism, finance, data science / software, NGO / non-profit, law, and creative / graphic design.

  • Full-time internships: This individual internship placement option allows you to complete a remote internship over an 8-week period on a full-time basis, working a minimum of 32 hours per week (exact hours and work days will be determined by your internship supervisor, but students should expect to be working Monday to Friday). 
  • Part-time internships: This individual internship placement option allows you to complete a remote internship over a 16-week period on a part-time basis, working a minimum of 10 hours per week (exact hours and work days will be determined in consultation with your internship supervisor).
Group Internships: Students will be placed in groups of 3-5 other students with a company in Australia over 4 or 8 weeks. A variety of fields are available, including finance, marketing, international business, and entrepreneurship. 

  • Credits: Earn 3 credits for a 4-week internship, 6 credits for an 8-week internship, or 4 credits for a 16-week part-time internship.
  • Cost: 
    • 4-week Group Placement: $1,875
    • 8-week Group Placement: $2,025
    • 8-week Individual Full-Time Placement: $2,450
    • 16-week Individual Part-Time Placement: $2,450

Scholarships are available for this program! ISA/TEAN Summer Scholarships are built in to the RIPA.

For more information and to apply:

ISA is offering a variety of internship and course options virtually for semester and summer terms.

The Global Remote Internship Program provides students with the unique opportunity to gain practical 21st century skills, industry, connections, and international business experience through project-based learning. Participants will choose either group or individual placements. In either placement, students will work remotely from their own home and still gain valuable international experience while earning academic credit.

Individual placements: interns will be placed with companies/organizations in UK, Spain, or across Asia (including Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan and more). You will complete 200 hours of work (25 hours per week) plus additional hours for the accompanying internship course worth 6 credits. A variety of fields are available including marketing and communications, business and finance, international business, finance, fashion, software engineering, software/data science, education, tourism, and pre-law. 

Team projects: you will be assigned to a group of 3-5 other US institution student interns and you will collaborate on a project for an Australian company. Placement options include marketing, communications, business, international business, finance, software engineering, and computer science. You can choose to do either a 4-week or 8-week project. The 4-week group project is 100 hours of work plus the coursework for a 3-credit accompanying internship course, and the 8-week project is 200 hours of work plus the coursework for a 6-credit accompanying internship course. 

  • Credits: Earn 3 credits for a 4-week internship, 6 credits for an 8-week internship or 4 credits for a 16-week part-time internship.
  • Cost: 
    • 4-week Team Placement: $1,475
    • 8-week Team Placement: $1,645
    • 8-week Individual Full-Time Placement: $1,550
    • 16-week Individual Part-Time Placement: $1,550

Scholarships are available for this program! ISA/TEAN Summer Scholarships are built in to the RIPA.

There are also a variety of courses available over the summer, including language and content courses in South Korea, Italy, Spain, and Costa Rica! 

Application deadlines, program dates, and costs vary by program.

For more information and to apply, go here!

Overview: ASP Home-Based is a remote program where students take Japanese Language courses and/or selected Lecture courses focusing on Japan and Asia. Summer course options include 5-credit courses Japanese levels 1 and 2, and 4 non-credit options: Learning Kansai Japanese, Business Japanese, Introductory Japenese, and Introduction to Japanese Culture.

  • Japanese Language courses taught by experienced Japanese instructors and 4 levels of instructions available
  • Selected courses focusing on Japan and Asia
  • Synchronously offered courses will use ZOOM
  • Part-time enrollment only u p to two courses
  • Online interaction with local Kansai Gaidai students available
  • Grades and credits awarded

Program Dates: Varied; programs begin no earlier than June 13 and end no later than July 22 for up to 6 weeks

Registration Fee of JPY10,000 (Approx. USD $75 per person, non-refundable)
Tuition for 5-credit course JPY75,000 (Approx. USD $555)
Tuition for non-credit courses JPY15,000 (Approx. USD $115)

Application Deadline: April 30, 2023

How to apply: Applications Open March 1. For general information from last summer's program, click here.



The Global Engagement Institute Virtual Internship places students with organizations in Rwanda or Vietnam focusing on sustainable development especially in health sciences. Internships are available year-round with custom start and end dates (4-week minimum) for flexibility with a semester or summer schedule. Students are individually placed with a specific host organization and engage with them virtually through a pre-placement orientation, weekly classroom or field session, interdisciplinary training, and a weekly supervisory meeting to build cultural intelligence and career development.

Credits: 1 letter grade credit available per 50 hours. Students are evaluated on participation, engagement, weekly reflection, internship report, and an essay.

Cost: $985 for 4 weeks, plus $95 per week following the first four. Scholarship funding is available through GEI.

Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but must be completed at least 2 months prior to your intended start date.

For more information on program details, scholarships, and starting your application:

The Council on International Educational Exchange offers 8 or 12 week internship programs with options to earn up to 6 credits. Students are paired with internships in over 30 cities around the world to develop project management and intercultural communication skills while building their network and portfolio for post-college success. Applicants can choose their preferred areas of focus and location placement in order to be paired with the most optimal partner for their experience.

Tentative Dates:

  • Summer Session I:
    • 12-week: May 16, 2023 - August 5, 2023
    • 8-week: May 16, 2023 - Jul 8, 2023
    • APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2023 for ALL Summer Session I programs
  • Summer Session II:
    • 12-week: Jun 13, 2023 - Sep 2, 2023
    • 8-week: Jun 13, 2023 - Aug 5, 2023
    • APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1, 2023 for ALL Summer Session II programs
  • Fall Session:
    • 12-week: Sep 26, 2023 - Dec 17, 2023
    • 8-week: Sep 26, 2023 - Nov 18, 2023
    • APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 1, 2023 for ALL Fall Session programs

Estimated Costs:

  • 12-week, credited: $2,250
  • 8-week, credited: $1,950
  • 12-week, non-credit: $1,750
  • 8-week, non-credit: $1,450

Program fees include internship placement, pre-internship advising, workshops and skills assessments, and midterm and final program evaluations. The credited programs also include the 6-credit online academic course.

For more information and application details:

AES pairs students with a London-based company to intern from their home country, taking care to place students with smaller companies that offer hands-on opportunities and individualized supervision. Students are also paired with a site supervisor who helps students set and achieve goals and provide mid-program and final assessments of professional growth.


  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Must be 18 or older
  • English language proficiency

Application Deadline: The program has flexible start dates year round to accomodate schedules. AES recommends students apply at least two months before their planned start date in order to be able to pair them with the most appropriate company and give students ample orientation before their start date.

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Although these programs are priced reasonably, we know you may still be interested in funding opportunities.