Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

  • Locations: Aix-en-Provence, France; Virtual, Virtual
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IAU: Institute for American Universities 
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, French Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0
Housing Option: Virtual Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Art, Communication, French, Geography, History, History of Art, International Studies, Internships, Political Science
Click here for a definition of this term Rank/Class Status: 1-First-year Student, 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enroll
Click here for a definition of this term Summer Session: Summer Click here for a definition of this term Academic Credit: Art, Communication, French, Geography, History, History of Art, International Studies, Political Science
Click here for a definition of this term Program Features: Research, Virtual Internship Click here for a definition of this term Ohio State Program Contact: Marisa Menier
Click here for a definition of this term Travel Component: Virtual
Program Description:
IAU 2017 Logo
 
VIRTUAL GLOBAL INTERNSHIPS & VIRTUAL CONSULTING PROJECTS
 

IAU is pleased to offer its Virtual Experiences Program throughout the summer.  These virtual programs will draw on IAU's expertise in experiential-based learning while taking advantage of our wide network of professional contacts in France, Spain, Morocco and beyond. Students will choose from global internships and consulting projects to customize their virtual experience.


ACADEMICS
As part of this experience, the following experiences are available: 

  During the semester and summer terms, students have the option to take either 3 or 6 academic units. 

VIRTUAL PROGRAM DATES & DEADLINES - Apply here!
Click here for the program dates and deadlines for IAU's Virtual Global Experiences.  It is important to note, however, that while the Virtual Global Internships and Consulting Projects will take place within the timeframes given, the fixed date of the internship/consulting project is flexible and will be determined by IAU, the international organization, the student, and their home university.  

PROGRAM COST
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


FEES & DEPOSIT
  • No application fee
  • Enrollment Deposit: $250 due after program admittance
REFUND POLICY
  • 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

     
SEE BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH PROGRAM OPTION!


VIRTUAL GLOBAL INTERNSHIPS
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 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. 

Sample internship placements include, but are not limited to:

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


2
VIRTUAL CONSULTING PROJECTS
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 are available in the following areas/fields:
 

ART 
     • Fine Arts
     • Art History
     • Archaeology
     • Museum Studies

COMMUNICATION
     • Strategic Communication
     • Intercultural Communication
     • Journalism
     • Media Studies

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
     • Mediterranean Ecology
     • Mediterranean Geology

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS | POLITICAL SCIENCE
     • Diplomacy
     • Human Rights
     • Peace Studies

LANGUAGE (French/Spanish)
     • Translation 
     • Publication

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

 
Apply Now!

Check Out IAU's Program Explore Page!



 

Virtual Global Experiences at IAU

IAU is 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, the United Kingdom, as well as countries in Latin American and Asia. Students will choose from a global internship or consulting project to customize their virtual experience. 

    
“I was proud with not only what I was able to produce for the company, but also how much I have grown since the beginning of the internship in June. It was wonderful receiving good feedback on the videos I created and on my translation of documents, as it showed that the time I dedicated to them was worthwhile. I was then both proud and surprised to see how much my French-speaking skills had improved in such a short amount of time.” 
-Summer 2020 Virtual Global Internship Student
 
PROGRAM OPTIONS:
  • Virtual Global Internships (3 credits): 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 with the aim to build their professional network through industry-specific training.  While fluency in French is not required, some placements may require some knowledge of French while others may require more advanced levels. The 3-credit internship placement is 120 hours accompanied by academic, professional development and evaluative components.  
  • Virtual Consulting Projects (3 credits): In this experience, students will engage in 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 apply strategic consulting practices to provide recommendations on how the organization might solve the issue/problem at hand. At the end of the course, students share their recommendations with the organization through a virtual professional presentation. 
 


Courses and Credits 

Each course a student takes abroad, regardless of the grade received or how course credit counts toward degree requirements, must:
  • Be approved via the credit evaluation process; Students are strongly encouraged to do this prior to submitting their application.
  • Transfer back to the student’s Ohio State record.
  • Be completed for graded Ohio State credit. This grade will be factored into the student’s GPA.

Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ARTSSCI 5797,Specific registration instructions will be provided in the letter of acceptance. 
 

Eligibility

IAU Global Experiences are open to all ranks and majors. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation.

Students may not graduate during the same term in which they are participating on a third party provider/direct enroll program.
 

Application Instructions

Applicants are required to submit TWO applications by the Ohio State application deadline: 
1. OIA Education Abroad Application (start at the "Apply Now" at the bottom or top of this page);
2. IAU Application 

IMPORTANT: Both applications must be submitted by the Ohio State application deadline.

Program Costs

Students will pay the IAUprogram fee,  a $50 administrative fee and the International insurance fee. A $250 deposit is due upon admission, which will be applied toward the program fee. 

A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on university-approved third party provider or direct enroll programming is in effect until June 30, 2021.

Students participating in online global programs will also be assessed a $50 administrative fee by Ohio State. If the student withdraws or becomes ineligible, they may be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA’s Cancellation Policy. 

Virtual programs may be eligible for use for a STEP Signature Project. Please contact step@osu.edu to confirm.



Scholarships
Students should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarships deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline. Please pay special attention to the Global Online Learning Scholarship.

Virtual programs may be eligible for use for a STEP Signature Project. Please contact step@osu.edu to confirm.


 

Information Sessions 

none at this time


Notices

U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)
 
Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula, and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 02/15/2022
03/04/2022 05/21/2022 07/17/2022

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.