IFSAOnline: A Digital Network of Global Internships & Classes

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Term
Summer
Language of Instruction

English, Spanish

Language Prerequisite

Spanish language experience required for two Spanish classes.

Finance Options
Grants, financial aid, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Summer: May 15
Min. GPA for Consideration:
2.0
Typical Credit Load:
3 - 12

About IFSAOnline

Stay on track for your degree and build career momentum online. Harness the power of global connections by networking with international instructors and fellow students from across the country in this unique and affordable learning opportunity. You can build your own experience with a combination of remote internships and IFSA-curated classes in areas such as psychology, health sciences, economics, Spanish, political science, or marketing and communications.
 

IFSAOnline Benefits

  • Build your curriculum with IFSA-curated courses – participate in either the first or second session independently, or combine the sessions for maximum benefit  
  • Jump start your career journey with a project-based internship at an international company or non-profit organization based in Barcelona, Bueno Aires,  Mérida (Mexico), Prague, Rome, or Shanghai.  
  • Study alongside a cohort of U.S. students from the comfort of home

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
From the comfort and safety of your home, you will learn about a different community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with real-life experience as an intern working with a global organization located in a city such as Rome, Prague, Shanghai, or Buenos Aires.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, class registration, academic issues, and everything in between.

Academics at IFSAOnline: A Digital Network of Global Internships & Classes

Courses

Customize your summer in a way that works best for you!  

Choose up to two 3 U.S. semester credit hour classes from one or both of our shorter summer online sessions—or combine sessions for eight weeks to complete an IFSA internship, earning 3 U.S. semester credit hours and valuable work experience. You can add classes to that experience for up to a total of 12 U.S. credit hours for the summer.

IFSA-curated courses explore contemporary topics in economics and political science, Spanish, communication and marketing, health and psychology. Not all courses may be offered in a given session depending on enrollment.  

Session 1 

Contemporary Issues in Public Health (3 U.S. semester credit hours)

Introduction to Medical Spanish (3 U.S. semester credit hours)

Social Media Marketing in the Age of Self (3 U.S. semester credit hours)

International Political Economy (3 U.S. semester credit hours)

Advanced Spanish and Latin American Culture (3 U.S. semester credit hours)—4 semesters of university-level Spanish or equivalent required

Session 2 

Strategic Communication in Business (3 U.S. semester credit hours) 

Multicultural Psychology (3 U.S. semester credit hours)

International Money and Finance (3 U.S. semester credit hours)

Topics in Contemporary Latin American Literature (3 U.S. semester credit hours)—4 semesters of university-level Spanish or equivalent required

Exploring Community & Culture in a Global Context (3 U.S. semester credit hours)

Internship 

Internship  and  Methodology Seminar  (3 U.S. semester credit hours)   

Experiential Learning

Participate on a small team of IFSA students to complete real-world projects presented by an international organization. Our eight-week remote internship allows you to leverage your unique background and interest as you work with other interns to research, analyze, and present business solutions. Engaging in an intercultural and a remote workplace provides a timely opportunity to develop professional skills and competencies that are increasingly relevant in today’s world.

Locations of international partner organizations may include Argentina, China, the Czech Republic, India, Italy, Mexico, or Spain. Supervision and student support are jointly managed by the in-placement supervisor, on-site Resident Director, and the faculty for our Internship and Methodology Seminar class.

In addition to our seminars, interns are engaged for 15 or more hours per week in business sectors such as Communications, Computer Science, Education, Finance, Global and Public Health, Hospitality and Tourism, Human Rights, Management, or Marketing.

Faculty
IFSA courses are taught by English-speaking faculty (and Spanish-speaking for the Spanish courses) from various higher education and professional institutions around the world, who combine theoretical and practical expertise in their chosen subject area. 
Transcripts
Upon completion of the program, IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. credit system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at IFSAOnline: A Digital Network of Global Internships & Classes
Business Communications Early Childhood Education Economics Elementary Education Finance Hospitality & Tourism Human Rights Latin American Studies Management Marketing Nursing Political Science Premedical Psychology Public/Global Health Secondary Education Spanish

Housing & Meals

Meals

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

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Jennifer McKibben

Assistant Director of Student Services. Program Advisor for IFSAOnline, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, England, Mexico, Peru, and Scotland

317-940-4264 jmckibben@ifsa-butler.org Read Full Bio   Schedule Time to Talk

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Dates and Fees

Summer 2020 - Session 1

Program Dates

Program Start Date
June 15, 2020
Program End Date
July 10, 2020

Program Fees

Tuition
$1,125 per class
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$1,125 - one class $2,250 - two classes
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
None

Summer 2020 - Session 2

Program Dates

Program Start Date
July 13, 2020
Program End Date
August 7, 2020

Program Fees

Tuition
$1,125 per class
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$1,125 - one class $2,250 - two classes
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
None

Summer 2020 - Sessions 1 & 2 | Internship

Program Dates

Program Start Date
June 15, 2020
Program End Date
August 7, 2020

Program Fees

Tuition
$1,125 per class
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$1,125 - one class or internship $2,250 - two classes or internship $3,375 - three classes or internship $4,500 - four classes or internship
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
None