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Experiential Learning & Research​

Find the Right Experiential Learning & Research​ Program for You

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Gain Hands-On Experience Abroad in Experiential Learning and Research

Don't just earn credits when you study abroad – immerse yourself in your host country's community and society with a real-world internship, a directed independent research project, or a service learning project. Rounding out your study abroad program with experiential learning deepens your connection to your host country and bolsters your resume with transferrable hard and soft skills for your future career.

Whether you want to add an optional for-credit internship to your program by working at a Chinese multinational company, nonprofit organization, or medium-sized enterprise in Shanghai or conduct an independent research project on the ethics of sustainability and French fashion in Paris, you have every opportunity to take your study abroad program to the next level with experiential learning.

Choose from 100+ different study abroad and global internship programs that have optional for-credit experiential learning and research projects built into their curriculums. These robust programs are thoughtfully designed for you to add service learning, an internship, or an independent research project alongside your classes to gain real-world practical experience inside and outside of the classroom. Your options are virtually endless!

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Experiential Learning & Research​ Opportunities

Discipline
City
Term

128 Programs Found

Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Study Program

People travel from all over the globe to dip into the cultural treasures here

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Host Institution
  • Language Immersion
Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Study Program
  • Multi-Location Offering
  • Part-Time Internship

Our Open Campus Block program allows you to start studying in Buenos Aires, then study in two other countries in one term.

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Volunteering
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  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
New for Spring '25
  • Study Program
  • Part-Time Internship

Spend a full semester abroad in Buenos Aires where you will immerse yourself in the charming life, rich history, and dynamic culture of Argentina’s famous port city.

Program Interests
  • Big City
Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Study Program

Study Latin America’s public health challenges in Buenos Aires.

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Language Immersion
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  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
New for Summer '25
  • Full-Time Internship

Spend your summer expanding your global network, gaining transferable hard and soft skills, and earning real-world work experience in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s dynamic capital!

Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Study Program
  • Part-Time Internship

Spend your summer in Buenos Aires - the Paris of South America – and immerse yourself in its rich heritage while studying contemporary culture at our Global Institute.

Program Interests
  • Big City
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  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Study Program
  • Part-Time Internship

Put your Spanish learning on fast-forward in Buenos Aires this summer!

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Language Immersion
Sydney
  • Sydney, Australia
AACSB and EQUIS ✓
  • Study Program

Choose from hundreds of courses offered in English at University of New South Wales’ suburban Sydney campus.

Program Interests
  • AACSB-Accredited
  • Big City
  • Host Institution
  • Life by the Sea
  • Volunteering
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  • Sydney, Australia
New for Spring '25
  • Study Program

Take your studies to the heart of dynamic Sydney at Australia’s oldest university: The University of Sydney!

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Host Institution
  • Life by the Sea
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  • Sydney, Australia
New for Spring '25
  • Study Program

Our trimester program at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney is designed for students seeking a shorter but equally enriching study abroad experience.

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Host Institution
  • Life by the Sea
Sydney
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Study Program
  • Part-Time Internship

Learn about business ethics, corporate structure, fiscal policies while completing a part-time internship in Sydney, Australia’s international hub and capital of innovation

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
  • Volunteering
Sy
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Study Program
  • Multi-Location Offering
  • Part-Time Internship

Our Open Campus Block program allows you to start studying in Sydney, then study in two other countries in one term

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
  • Volunteering

FAQs About Experiential Learning & Research

Yes, you can conduct research while studying abroad. In fact, CIEE offers 100+ different programs that include optional experiential learning and research projects in their curriculums. Study abroad research programs allow you to add a for-credit internship, independent research project, or service learning to your academic commitments to round out your experience abroad.  

Whether you want to connect with a local Chilean organization dedicated to human rights, sustainability, or social policy in Santiago or you decide to put your skills to work on a tropical ecology and conservation research project in Monteverde, we have an experiential learning opportunity for you abroad! 

You can pursue one of our study abroad internships or study abroad research programs in four easy steps:

  1. Explore our portfolio of 100+ experiential learning and research programs
  2. Connect with your institution’s study abroad office
  3. Start your CIEE application
  4. Let the CIEE team know you’re interested in adding an optional experiential learning, independent research project, or service learning project to your program abroad 

To gain research experience abroad, let the CIEE team know you’re interested in a for-credit independent research project, experiential learning, or service learning during the application process. CIEE staff will work with you to collect any additional application materials necessary for your optional experiential learning or academic research project during the course selection process.

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