Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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Center for Global Education


BU Internships--Paris

Posted on July 22, 2010


Students are encouraged to consider credit-bearing, international internships through Wheaton's affiliation with Boston University's International Programs. Students gain practical work experience in a global setting and are placed in internships in a variety of disciplines ranging from the arts and politics, to health and human services. Students participate in the local work life through internships with multinational businesses and organizations. Seminars focus on the host country's history, contemporary culture and society, including literature, the arts, politics, law, international relations, economy, journalism and media.


Internship Programs are based in the dynamic capital cities of Australia, England, France, and Ireland. Courses are taught at Boston University Centers by faculty from area universities, as well as professionals in the fields represented.


One Semester. Fourteen weeks, divided into a Core Phase, with required and elective seminars. During the Internship Phase, students work full-time, four days a week, while also enrolling in an elective course.

Courses and Credits

Students take required core courses, elective seminars and the internship component for which they receive 16 semester hours or 4.0 Wheaton credits. Students must obtain approval from a Wheaton academic department in order to receive academic credit for the internship seminar and experience.

Admission Requirements

Track I: Requires 4 semesters of college French language
Track II: Requires 4 semesters of French in advanced level of study

Minimum GPA – 3.0. Certain programs are more competitive and a higher gpa requirement may result. Early application is encourage as BU reviews applications on a rolling admissions basis. BU has initiated an on-line application process. Students must provide the Center with a copy of the on-line application, with faculty recommendations, prior to on-line submission. Students must request from the Wheaton Registrar that an official Wheaton transcript be sent to the Center for Global Education to forward to Boston University.

Housing & Board

Varies by location: dormitory style housing, apartments, host families. Students handle their own meals.


Wheaton Tuition & Housing: expenses covered include tuition, housing, and one round-trip airfare on group flight. Students are not charged fees for board (meals) which are handled independently.

Other Expenses

Students are responsible for the $500 administrative fee, costs of meals, round-trip domestic travel to meet overseas group flight, passport and visa fees, local transportation, books and supplies, supplemental study abroad insurance and personal expenses.


Guidelines are available in the CGE and applications are completed on-line on BU's website.


Make an appointment to see Dean Young in the Center for Global Education, ext. 4950. Program details are subject to change at the discretion of Wheaton Center for Global Education.

Internship Courses

Students select a field of specialization for their internship area. Core courses correspond to the area selected, or may be general cultural or language courses, depending on location. Internship placements are contingent upon the student’s past experience, professional interests and available opportunities. Flexibility is essential. Students must obtain approval from a Wheaton academic department in order to receive academic credit for the internship seminar and experience.

Areas include:

  • Art and Architecture
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • International Organizations
  • Health and Human Services
  • Journalism
  • Film and Television

Wheaton credit is not awarded for internships in Business, Hospitality and Tourism, Advertising, Marketing or Public Relations.

See Program literature or visit the BU website for specific course listings and descriptions. General guidelines for the academic structure of each program are as follows:

  • DUBLIN: Two Core Courses with one elective course
  • LONDON: One Core course with two elective courses
  • PARIS: One Core course with three elective courses (two language levels)
  • SYDNEY: Two Core courses with one elective course

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