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Apply the knowledge and skills you acquire in the classroom while engaging in the field of international education in real-world settings.

Professional Practicum
Following the on-campus coursework phase, each student completes a professional practicum with an organization of his/her choosing.* The practicum must be related to the student’s coursework and career goals and be for a minimum of six months. Practicums may be paid professional positions or unpaid internships.
study abroad fairDuring this period — referred to as Reflective Practice — students remain engaged with faculty and other students and receive course credit for documenting the integration of their knowledge and skills while working in a professional context.
Practicum placements provide in-depth, hands-on learning; enhance résumés; and expand professional contacts.
Recent practicum placements held by students in the international education program include:
United States

  • International Admissions Counselor, University of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • Advisor, International Students, Johnson & Wales University (Providence, Rhode Island)
  • Re-Entry Program Coordinator, SIT Study Abroad (Brattleboro, Vermont)
  • International Education Coordinator, Greenville Technical College (Greenville, South Carolina)
  • Study Abroad Advisor, St. Norbert College (De Pere, Wisconsin)
  • Coordinator, AFS Intercultural Programs (New York, New York)
  • Program Representative, World Heritage (Henderson, Colorado)
  • Program Coordinator of International Student Activities, Presbyterian College (Clinton, South Carolina)
  • Marketing Coordinator, Center for Cross-Cultural Study (Amherst, Massachusetts)
  • Interpreter Coordinator, Refugee Development Center (Lansing, Michigan)
  • International Visitors Program Intern, World Affairs Council of Seattle (Seattle, Washington)
  • Science Department Fellow, City on a Hill Charter School (Roxbury, Massachusetts)
  • Cross-Cultural Communications Intern, Nebraska Electronics (La Vista, Nebraska)
  • Program Coordinator, International Language Institute (Northampton, Massachusetts)
  • Youth Programs Staff, SIT/World Learning, Vermont
  • Intern Resident Advisor, Showa Boston Institute for Language and Culture
  • On-Site Program Coordinator, BorderLinks, Mexico/Arizona
  • Intern, Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program
  • Cross Cultural Communications Intern, Nebraska Electronics
  • Programs Coordinator, International House, New York
  • Program Assistant, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Program Intern, International Development and Exchange Programs, World Learning, Washington, DC
  • Intern, International Visitors Program, World Affairs Council, Seattle-Tacoma
  • Study Abroad Advisor, St. Norbert College, Wisconsin
  • International Student Advisor, Johnson & Wales University, Rhode Island
  • International Youth Programs Specialist, IREX, Washington, DC
  • Academic Relations Manager, Intrax Cultural Exchange, California


  • Assistant Field Office Coordinator, Semester at Sea (multiple sites)
  • NGO Development Volunteer, Peace Corps (Uganda)
  • Coordinator of Volunteers, Yanapuma Foundation (Quito, Ecuador)
  • Student Affairs Manager, The School for Field Studies (San Carlos, Mexico)
  • ESL Teacher/Teacher Trainer, Peace Corps (China)
  • Graduate Intern, Fulbright Colombia Commission (Bogota, Colombia)
  • International Education Coordinator, ProWorld Mexico (Oaxaca, Mexico)
  • Civil Employee, Department of Education, Jayapura Municipal Government (Papua, Indonesia)
  • Intern, The Umbra Institute (Perugia, Italy)
  • Curriculum Designer, World Education, Thailand
  • International Studies Department Faculty, Xiamen University, China
  • Program Staff, ProWorld Service Corps, Perus/Mexico/India/Ghana
  • Assistant, English Open Doors Program, Ministry of Education, Santiago, Chile
  • Director, Spanish Center, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Director, Center for English Language, Leaders School, Azerbaijan
  • Advisor: Marketing/Placement, ProWorld Service Corps
  • Program Director, Global Routes Internship Program, Tanzania
  • Intern, Red Gate Gallery Residence Program, China
  • Teacher, Community School, Thailand
  • Intern, Augsburg College, Mexico
  • Program Coordinator, CIEE, Spain

* Students find positions on their own with support from SIT's Career and Practicum Services Center.