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The Honors College and the Center for Global Engagement are excited to offer Honors students with an area of emphasis in Global Studies several opportunities to fulfill their practicum requirement. Honors students not in Global Studies can still participate but may not receive academic credit.

Service Learning in the Dominican Republic or Trinidad and Tobago (1-3 credits)

Students who participated in the Global Studies Honors Seminar have the opportunity to build on their experience as a practicum student during their third year at JMU. Students can travel back to the Dominican Republic or Trinidad and Tobago over spring break with the Global Studies students or arrange travel for a separate time on their own. Practicum students will propose and develop a project that builds on one of our initiatives in either country. There are 1-2 credit options available for those that do not want to travel.

Application Deadline and Information:  Flexible deadline. For those who want to travel with the spring break groups, practicum students must apply to the study abroad program during the fall term. For more information, please contact Jason Good at goodjl@jmu.edu (for Dominican Republic) or Delo Blough at bloughda@jmu.edu (for Trinidad and Tobago).

Practicum at the Center for Global Engagement (1-3 credits)

Do you have interest in international education? The Center for Global Engagement (CGE) includes Study Abroad, International Student and Scholar Services, International Cooperation and oversees a wide range of international projects and initiatives. Global Studies Honors students can apply for a practicum with CGE. In most cases we can accomodate the interest of the student so their practicum is in an area of their interest.

Application Deadline and Information: Practicum students should contact Felix Wang at wangch@jmu.edu for more information. There isn't a fixed deadline, but it is recommended to contact Felix at least a month before the start of the proposed semester(s). Practicums are available in fall, spring and summer.

Internship with International Network of University Partners (2-3 credits)

Global Studies Honors students can complete their practicum with an internship at one of James Madison University's international university partners from the International Network of Universities. Internships vary in length and many provide financial assistance with lodging and travel arrangements.

Application Deadline and Information: Students should contact Vesna Hart at hartvx@jmu.edu.  Most summer placements have a deadline at the end of February. Limited spots are available.

Internship in Kosovo (3 credits)

Global Studies Honors students can complete their practicum requirements by participating in a three month summer internship with VentureUP, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center at University of Prishtina, Kosovo. With focus on the areas of environmental sustainability or social impact, interns will work with VentureUP team on project development and implementation, and provide support to create systems and datasets. Lodging and meals provided at no cost by the host.

Application Deadline and Information: Students should contact Vesna Hart at hartvx@jmu.edu by the end of January for a summer placement. Limited spots are available.

Internship with JMU Cross-Cultural Program (1-3 credits)

The Center for Global Engagement hosts their own study abroad program for James Madison University's international partner universities – JMU Cross Cultural Program. Students come to campus every July from multiple countries including China, Argentina, Sweden, Taiwan, Spain, and Indonesia. Honors Global Studies students can apply to help give leadership to this program and participate in the experience.

Application Deadline and Information: Students should contact Felix Wang at wangch@jmu.edu during the first half of the spring semester for participation in the July program.

Student-Developed Global Studies Practicum (1-3 credits)

Students have the option of proposing their own global studies practicum. Practicums can be completed domestically or abroad.

Application Deadline and Information: Students should contact Felix Wang at wangch@jmu.edu with their proposed idea. Rolling acceptance possible in all terms.

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