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  • Locations: Aix en Provence, France; Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: IAU: Institute for American Universities 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2025 03/15/2025 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Accounting, Advertising, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architectural History, Architecture, Art, Art History, Arts, Business, Business Design, Business Information Systems, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Communication, Communication Design, Communications, Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Culture, Economics, English, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film, Finance, Fine Art, Food Communication, Food Technology and Management, French, Gender Studies, Geography, History, Human Resources Management, Human Rights, Humanities, Independent Study, Interior Architecture, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Internships, Journalism, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mass Communications, Math/Statistics, Mathematics, Media Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Photography, Political Science, Politics, Psychology, Public Health, Public Relations, Religion/Theology, Sciences, Service Learning, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology, Studio Art, Studio Arts, Textile Design, Tourism, Urban Design, Urban Studies, Writing Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
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Since Summer 2020, IAU has been pleased to offer Virtual Global Programs during the semester and summer terms for students from all backgrounds. These virtual programs draw on IAU's expertise in experiential-based learning while taking advantage of IAU’s wide network of professional contacts in France, Spain, Morocco, and beyond. Students who are interested in pursuing a Virtual Global Experience Program with IAU should contact our office directly for more information. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. Students will choose from global internships and consulting projects to customize their virtual experience.

Customized program options are available on a case-by-case basis. Students who are interested in pursuing a Virtual Global Experience Program with IAU should contact our office directly for more information. 

The cost of the program will depend on the term and the number of units in which students are enrolled. See full program fee details on our website here

  • No application fee
  • Enrollment Deposit: $250 due after program admittance
  • 15 days or more prior to program start date: full refund of all fees paid (including enrollment deposit)
  • Within 15 days of program start date: 75% of tuition will be refunded
  • As of program start date or after: no tuition refunds

This experience is designed to immerse students in a multicultural professional space through virtual means. A special effort is placed on helping students develop the skills required to enter the professional world and navigate cross-cultural entrepreneurial environments. This hands-on experience is complemented by an academic component, which guides students through the experience and helps them strategically reflect on challenges, accomplishments, and personal and professional development. Students are intentionally placed based on interests and skillsets in organizations in France, Spain, and other European countries with the aim to build their professional network through industry-specific training.  While fluency in French/Spanish is not required, some placements may require some knowledge of French/Spanish while others may require more advanced levels.  The 3-credit internship is a total of 120 hours accompanied by academic, professional development and evaluative components. 

Previous internship placements have been in the following fields/disciplines:

     • Commercial Development
     • Translation
     • Data Management & Data Creation
     • Digital Marketing
     • Marketing
     • International Sales
     • Social Media/Digital Communication
     • Web Development
     • Human Resource & Innovation
     • Community Management
     • Web Animation
     • Video Creation
     • Self-Design (placement developed based on student's interests)

In this course, students apply the core elements of organizational consulting to real-life scenarios across a variety of industries. A large part of the course contains an industry-specific consulting project led by a professor in partnership with international organizations, where the organizations present a problem for the students to solve. Students work in groups and use strategic consulting practices to provide recommendations on how the company can optimize the social, managerial, and technological aspects of organizational performance. At the end of the course, students share their recommendations with the organization through a virtual professional presentation. 

Global Consulting Projects have been available in the following areas/fields:

     • Fine Arts
     • Art History
     • Archaeology
     • Museum Studies

     • International Management
     • Global Marketing
     • Ethics
     • Finance
     • Strategic Communication
     • Organizational Leadership and Change

     • Strategic Communication
     • Intercultural Communication
     • Journalism
     • Media Studies

     • Mediterranean Ecology
     • Mediterranean Geology

     • Diplomacy
     • Human Rights
     • Peace Studies

LANGUAGE (French and Spanish)
     • Translation 
     • Publication

     • Co-created experience between student and faculty based on student needs, interests, and goals

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