University students in the United States are living in an increasingly interdependent world. At JMU we are committed to preparing our graduates to interact professionally and personally in the global community.
The JMU Semester in London program offers students the unique opportunity to complete an internship overseas. Partnered with the Centers for Academic Programs Abroad (CAPA), JMU is able to offer students placements in one of more than 200 professional sites in London. Positions are widely varied and available in nearly every field. This option allows students to build essential life and career skills while experiencing the British lifestyle firsthand. Students can earn up to six internship credits in the fall, spring or summer semester. After participating in these carefully planned and closely supervised practical studies experiences, students return to the United States with a clearer view of their place in the world, a deeper understanding of other cultures and a stronger sense of where their skills and talents can take them.
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Students undertaking a London internship with Semester in London and CAPA will pay an additional $400 (for either three or six internship credits) above the total cost of the Semester in London experience.
Students involved in internships in other parts of the world should know that internship positions are generally unpaid, though some companies may offer some small compensation to help offset living expenses. Generally, students are responsible for their own lodging, transportation, food, medical insurance and other personal expenses. Students involvedwith an external internship provider should consult the appropriate Web site for details about fees and costs.
Interns gain insight into the working world, receive valuable hands-on experience in their fields of interest, enrich their college curriculum and quite literally expand their horizons.
Companies bring to their organizations capable and enthusiastic interns and expose their own employees to another culture.