The links below represent a small sampling of organizations that offer short term international experiences.

  • Child Family Health International – Highly recommended to pre-med students who want to get hands-on experience working with patients.
  • CIS Abroad – summer internship programs around the globe
  • Council on International Educational Exchange – Work abroad programs in several western European countries, Costa Rica, Canada, and Australia/New Zealand. CIEE also offers short term service opportunities in several countries.
  • Cross-Cultural Solutions – Service programs in Latin America, Africa, and China
  • Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA) – summer internships in Latin America, South America, Europe and China
  • Cultural Vistas – Opportunities for International Experience
  • Experiential Learning International – a registered non-profit organization that partners with organizations from around the world that make a difference in their communities.
  • Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children – immersion and service program designed for undergraduate students pursuing health professions.
  • Foundation for Sustainable Development – Partner with a grassroots organization in Latin America, East Africa, or India to improve a community’s social, economic, and environmental conditions and opportunities. Gain practical hands-on experience, contribute your skills and talent, and make a difference.
  • Gap Medics – arranges pre-health experience programs for students who are applying to medical or nursing school.
  • Global Brigades – world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization.  Volunteer positions in Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua and Ghana
  • Global Learning – Summer volunteer opportunities in school enrichment programs in Nicaragua and Costa Rica
  • Global Vision International – summer opportunities in a wide variety of areas from teaching to healthcare
  • Hotes FoundationVolunteer opportunities and training to help serve the poorest of the poor.
  • India Study Abroad Center – Offers volunteer & internship opportunities in film & media, community development, microfinance, rural & public health, traditional medicine and teaching.
  • International Service Learning – internships in Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean and Africa
  • Learning Enterprises – English teaching and community service positions across the globe
  • Live the Osa – volunteer and internship opportunities in Costa Rica
  • Orphanage Outreach – Opportunities to teach children in the Dominican Republic
  • Robert College – teach English to Turkish children at a summer camp in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Safe Passage – volunteer positions with families and children in Guatemala
  • Transitions Abroad –  a pioneering travel resource for meaningful work, living, and study abroad.
  • University of Michigan Work Abroad Directory – Comprehensive web resource that lists many opportunities and programs abroad
  • Unite for Sight – global health internships in Ghana, Honduras and India
  • VE Global – Internship/Volunteer opportunities to foster the positive development of children at social risk in Chile
  • Volunteers for Peace – Organization based in Vermont has short term service opportunities in many developed and less developed countries
  • VolunteeringSolutions Volunteer, intern, travel opportunities
  • WorldTeach – Non-profit organization that focuses on teaching English as a foreign language
  • World Endeavors – World Endeavors offers volunteer, intern, and study abroad programs in several countries around the world.

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