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Earning Internship Academic Credit

THERE ARE TWO OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR PARTICIPANTS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN EARNING ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR THE API INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE.
  • Siena College credit – Only available for the 8 -Week Fixed Date Internship Program
  • Home university credit

SIENA COLLEGE CREDIT

API has partnered with the Center for International Programs at Siena College to offer students the opportunity to earn academic credit for the 8-Week Fixed Date Internship Program. Siena College is a private liberal arts college located in Loudonville, NY. Throughout the program, students will be in contact with a Siena College professor and will be given various assignments to complete in conjunction with the internship placement. At the end of the program, an official Siena College transcript will be issued to the student.

  • Course: BUDV781 – Global Career Development Internship
  • Credit: 6 credit hours issued as a letter grade
  • Tuition: $500
  • Course description: This course explores the role of culture and international work experience in shaping students personally and professionally for their future careers. Through assignments and reflection exercises, students will learn about global communication, competence, cultural understanding, and soft skills gained through the challenges and opportunities of living and working abroad. The course encourages students to integrate their academic coursework with their work experiences, career development goals, and their personal skills and values.

HOME UNIVERSITY CREDIT

Participants may be able to arrange academic credit for the internship placement directly through their home university by speaking with their academic department and the study abroad office. At the time of application to the program, students choosing this option will need to provide API with the details of the credit and any special requirements as it relates to the internship placement. Students are responsible for paying their home university for any tuition or fees associated with the credit.

API encourages participants to discuss the academic credit options with their home university early in the application process. Academic credit for internships must be approved and arranged before the internship begins, as credit cannot typically be retroactively arranged.