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  • Locations: Aix-en-Provence, France; Barcelona, Spain; Rabat, Morocco
  • Program Terms: Summer I, Summer II
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IAU College 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Type: Cosponsored, Internship Abroad, Virtual Experience Class Eligibility: Graduate Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore, Student At Large
Language of Instruction: English Program Provider: IAU
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Advisor: Jill Vodden
Program Description:
 
 
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EARN UP TO 9 UNITS THIS SUMMER! 
 
VIRTUAL GLOBAL INTERNSHIPS
JUNE 22 - JULY 31, 2020

VIRTUAL CONSULTING PROJECTS, VIRTUAL SOCIAL IMPACT PRACTICUMS & VIRTUAL COURSES 
JULY 1 - AUGUST 12, 2020 

IAU is pleased to announce its Virtual Experiences Program for Summer 2020. These 6-week virtual programs will draw on IAU's expertise in experiential-based learning while taking advantage of our wide network of professional contacts in France, Spain, Morocco, and beyond. Students will choose from academic courses, global internships, consulting projects, and social impact practicums/experiential learning projects to customize their summer virtual experience.


ACADEMICS
As part of this experience, the following experiences are available: 

 
Students have the option to take either 3, 6, or 9 academic units in one of the following combinations:
 
  • 3-unit Option: Internship, Consulting Project, Social Impact Practicum or Course
  • 6-unit Option: Combination of Internship, Consulting Project, Social Impact Practicums, and Courses
  • 9-unit Option: Internship, plus a combination of two of the following: Consulting Project, Social Impact Practicums, and Courses

CALENDAR
The overlapping 6-week virtual experiences take place in June, July, and August, 2020. The Virtual Global Internships have a slightly different calendar (earlier start and end date) than the Virtual Consulting Projects, Virtual Social Impact Practicums, and Virtual Courses to allow for greater flexibility and better time management for students wishing to combine the internship experience with a Consulting Project, Social Impact Practicums, or courses.  These overlapping calendars are as follows:
 
VIRTUAL GLOBAL INTERNSHIPS

JUNE 22 - JULY 31, 2020
Virtual Orientation Monday, June 22
Internships Begin Tuesday, June 23
Last Day of Internship Thursday, July 30
Final Presentation/Projects Friday, July 31
There is a 4-week overlap of the Virtual Global Internships and the Virtual Consulting Projects, Virtual Social Impact Practicums, and Virtual Courses.
 
Virtual Consulting Projects, Social Impact Practicums, and Courses 
JULY 1 - AUGUST 12, 2020
Virtual Orientation Wednesday, July 1
Courses/Projects Begin Thursday, July 2
Professional Development Webinar Wednesday, August 5
Last Day of Class Tuesday, August 11
Final Exams/Presentations Wednesday, August 12

APPLICATION DEADLINES - Apply here!
  • May 22: Deadline for students wanting to secure Global Internships
  • June 1: Priority deadline for students wanting to secure Consulting Projects and Courses
  • June 15: Final deadline for Consulting projects and Courses

PROGRAM COST
The cost of the program will depend on the number of units in which students decide to enroll during the 6-week program:
  • 3 units: $1,250 (Internship, Consulting Project, Social Impact Practicum or Course)
  • 6 units: $1,800 (Combination of Internship, Consulting Project, Social Impact Practicums, and Courses)
  • 9 units: $2,350 (Internship, plus a combination of two of the following: Consulting Project, Social Impact Practicums, and Courses)

FEES & DEPOSIT
  • No application fee
  • Enrollment Deposit: $250 after acceptance to hold space in the program
     
REFUND POLICY
  • 15 days or more prior to program start date: full refund of all fees paid (including enrollment deposit)
  • Within 15 days of program start date: 75% of tuition will be refunded
  • As of program start date or after: no tuition refunds

     
SEE BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH PROGRAM OPTION!

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VIRTUAL GLOBAL INTERNSHIPS
This experience is designed to immerse students in a multicultural professional space through virtual means. A special effort is placed on helping students develop the skills required to enter the professional world and navigate cross-cultural entrepreneurial environments. This hands-on experience is complemented by an academic component, which guides students through the experience and helps them strategically reflect on challenges, accomplishments, and personal and professional development. Students are intentionally placed based on interests and skillsets in organizations in France, Spain, and other European countries with the aim to build their professional network through industry-specific training.  While fluency in French/Spanish is not required, some placements may require some knowledge of French/Spanish while others may require more advanced levels.  The 3-credit internship is a total of 135 hours.

Sample internship placements include, but are not limited to:

     • Commercial Development
     • Translation
     • Data Management & Data Creation
     • Digital Marketing
     • Marketing
     • International Sales
     • Social Media/Digital Communication
     • Web Development
     • Human Resource & Innovation
     • Community Management
     • Web Animation
     • Video Creation
     • Self-Design (placement developed based on student's interests)


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VIRTUAL CONSULTING PROJECTS
In this course, students apply the core elements of organizational consulting to real-life scenarios across a variety of industries. A large part of the course contains an industry-specific consulting project led by a professor in partnership with international organizations, where the organizations present a problem for the students to solve. Students work in groups and use strategic consulting practices to provide recommendations on how the company can optimize the social, managerial, and technological aspects of organizational performance. At the end of the course, students share their recommendations with the organization through a virtual professional presentation. 

Global Consulting Projects are available in the following areas/fields:
 

ART 
     • Fine Arts
     • Art History
     • Archaeology
     • Museum Studies

BUSINESS 
     • International Management
     • Global Marketing
     • Ethics
     • Finance
     • Strategic Communication
     • Organizational Leadership and Change

COMMUNICATION
     • Strategic Communication
     • Intercultural Communication
     • Journalism
     • Media Studies

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
     • Mediterranean Ecology
     • Mediterranean Geology

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS | POLITICAL SCIENCE
     • Diplomacy
     • Human Rights
     • Peace Studies

LANGUAGE (French and Spanish)
     • Translation 
     • Publication

SELF-DESIGN
     • Co-created experience between student and faculty based on student needs, interests, and goals

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SOCIAL IMPACT PRACTICUMS
The Virtual Social Impact Practicums: Experiential Learning Projects are academic courses that have an experiential learning project component. These project-based courses are offered within specific academic fields where students apply the skills they have learned to real-world problems and scenarios in partnership with international organizations and IAU community partners.  The course focuses on both the theoretical and experiential realms of course topics, in a variety of disciplines, enabling students to develop skills, knowledge, and values from practical experiences and ongoing reflection. Practicum courses can involve research, social impact initiatives, and community-based learning activities, theater, art, or project-based work, which is related to the course material. 

IAU is proud to offer the  Virtual Social Impact Practicums: Experiential Learning Projects (3-unit courses) listed below.

Please click here for course descriptions. 

ART | ART HISTORY | ARCHAEOLOGY | MUSEUM STUDIES 
Studio Art, Social Upheaval, and International Cultural Exchange
Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management
Museum Studies: The Online Catalogue Raisonné
Museum Studies: Islamic Art and Museum Educational Programming

BUSINESS | LEADERSHIP STUDIES
Leading with Change in Organizations

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environmental Studies: Ecology and the Impact of Tourism

FRENCH 
French Honors Program Seminar: Crossing Spaces in the Intercultural Contexts (in French)

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS | POLITICAL SCIENCE
Contemporary US Diplomacy in an Age of Change: From 9/11 to COVID-19

 
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VIRTUAL COURSES
As part of IAU's virtual summer program, students have the option to take up to 6 units of academic credit, which can be earned through a combination of Virtual Internships, Consulting Internships, Experiential Learning Practicums, and Remote Academic Courses.  All remote courses will be conducted in English except for those specified below. The remote course offerings are listed below.

Please click here for course descriptions.

ANTHROPOLOGY
The European City in Literature and the Visual Arts

ART | ART HISTORY | MUSEUM STUDIES | CREATIVE WRITING
Painting & Drawing Studio I / II / III
Art Criticism & Aesthetics Seminar
Photography: The Eye and the Mind
Museum Studies Seminar
French Art and Culture Seminar
Architectural History of Spain
Picasso, Matisse, Dali, and the Mediterranean
The Creative Writing Process
Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management (offered as Social Impact Practicum)
Studio Art, Social Upheaval, and International Cultural Exchange (offered as Social Impact Practicum)
Museum Studies: The Online Catalogue Raisonné (offered as Social Impact Practicum)
Museum Studies: Islamic Art and Museum Educational Programming (offered as Social Impact Practicum)

BUSINESS
Global Marketing
Intercultural Management
Business French
International Economics and the European Union
Leading with Change in Organizations (offered as Social Impact Practicum)

COMMUNICATIONS
Communication and Gender
Intercultural Communication
The European City in Literature and the Visual Arts
Media and Conflict: Journalism in a Time of Crisis (offered as Social Impact Practicum)

CULTURAL STUDIES
Sports and Society
Cross-Cultural Studies in Food and Culture
French Art and Culture Seminar

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Ecology and the Impact of Tourism (offered as Social Impact Practicum)

FRENCH 
First Semester French
Second Semester French
Third Semester French
Fourth Semester French
Business French
Conversational French (in French)
French Honors Program Seminar: Crossing Spaces in the Intercultural Contexts (in French) (offered as Social Impact Practicum)

HISTORY
Muslim Presence in Europe
French Colonialism in the Middle East and North Africa 

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS | POLITICAL SCIENCE
Nationalism in Comparative Perspective
Global Environmental Politics
French Colonialism in the Middle East and North Africa
Contemporary US Diplomacy in an Age of Change: From 9/11 to COVID-19 (offered as Social Impact Practicum)

INTERNSHIPS & CONSULTING PROJECTS
Global Internships 
Consulting Projects

LEADERSHIP STUDIES
Leading with Change in Organizations (offered as Social Impact Practicum)

LITERATURE
The European City in Literature and the Visual Arts

SPANISH
First Semester Spanish
Second Semester Spanish
Third Semester Spanish 
Fourth Semester Spanish

SOCIOLOGY
Nationalism in Comparative Perspective
Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: Barcelona 
Muslim Presence in Europe

RELIGIOUS STUDIES
The Children of Abraham: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
Early Christianity in Europe

 
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