Skip to main content

Education and Human Sciences

Open Main MenuClose Main Menu

International Internships

International internships in your chosen major or field are an excellent way to earn academic credit while developing global competencies and gaining international experiences that will help you be successful while in college and later in the workplace. What’s more, they create unique opportunities for professional networking among future colleagues and with potential employers world-wide.

International Student Teaching Practicum

International student teaching practicum is an option for students in College of Education and Human Sciences teacher preparation programs who have met the requirements of the Professional Education Unit. Begin at least one year (two semesters) before your internship by meeting with the International Student Teaching Practicum faculty member in your program. This will be your most important partner as you plan for a successful semester abroad. To prepare for this meeting, review the OSU Professional Education Student Handbook and research OSU scholarships that are specifically available to teacher candidates seeking semester-long, international experiences. Next, meet with your academic advisor to discuss your Plan of Study and contact the International Programs Coordinator for help with travel preparation and support.


International Internships

International internships begin with your search for the internship that best meets your academic and professional needs. You should begin planning for an international internship as early in your degree program as possible- and no later than one year (two semesters) in advance. Begin by visiting with faculty in your program to discuss your interests, learn about academic requirements toward degree completion and ask about internships that they would recommend based on their own professional or international experiences, as well as those of their former students. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss the logistics of adding an international internship to your degree plan. Whether your internship extends your graduation date depends largely on the type of experience you’re seeking. International internships can often be completed within a four-year plan of study, and in some programs, they count toward graduation requirements. Next, do your research. OSU is committed to helping students find safe, high-quality experiences outside of the U.S. that will support their academic and professional goals. In fact, the OSU Study Abroad and National Student Exchange Office exists for that very purpose! You can make an appointment by calling 405-744-8569, requesting one online or emailing

Back To Top