Can you see yourself in London in the summer learning software development, psychology or art? Maybe you want to study healthcare policy in Rome. Or live in Spain while earning credits in language and culture. Other popular options in the United States include the Chicago Semester and The Washington Center.International Chicago Washington, D.C.
Central is committed to equipping students with the tools to succeed in an interconnected world.
We partner with ISEP Study Abroad, an international academic program network of over 300 institutions in 50 countries. This provides more options for finding a program that best matches a student’s field of study and areas of interest. The international provider helps students navigate logistics, safety and living accommodations at universities around the world.
Interested students will work with the manager of international program logistics in the Career and Professional Development Office and their academic advisor to ensure that courses taken during an off-campus academic experience will count toward graduation credit requirements.
During a Chicago Semester, students have an internship or student teaching experience in Chicagoland. It’s a great opportunity for Central students to spread their wings in the city and gain valuable work experience.
In addition to outstanding career-related skills, students attend fine arts and cultural events, navigate metro transportation and master city living in Chicago.
What a rush to study in Washington, D.C., the political and cultural heart of the United States. Central students travel to The Washington Center for internships in the nation’s capital.
Opportunities exist for every major — art students may work at the National Gallery, biology students at the National Institutes of Health and language students at the state department or foreign embassy. This program has opportunities to connect with people in different fields of work, learn about what they do and tips on how to be an attractive candidate for job positions in the future.
The Washington Center is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Interning in Washington, D.C., at The National Interest Foundation, a foreign policy think tank that focuses on human rights and democracy, was amazing. I have learned so many valuable skills that will help me succeed in my career such as how to better function and collaborate in a workplace.
On top of this awesome experience, I am also taking a class that is taught by an expert in foreign affairs. The new friends and contacts that I have made are an added bonus.”
Jacob Van Veldhuizen ’22
Hometown: Doon, Iowa
Areas of Study: Political Science and Sociology
Internship: National Interest Foundation