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Short-Term and Long-Term Opportunities

CIEE Global Internships

CIEE is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization. Since 1947, CIEE has helped thousands of people gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world by offering the most comprehensive, relevant, and valuable exchange programs available. Student can choose from a variety of full-time and part-time internship abroad opportunities with CIEE. With internships spanning a diversity of fields — from public policy to the arts, business administration to marketing — you can find the right fit for you. Take that first step and develop the skills you need to succeed in the next steps of your career. Find out more about CIEE Global Internshipsnew window.

Institute for American Universities (IAU) - France, Spain, and Morocco

INT 341: Global Internships new window- 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 skill sets with the aim to build their professional network through industry-specific training. The 3-credit internship placement is 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 
  • 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) 

Current Short-Term Programs

Collaboration between the study abroad coordinator, faculty co-leader(s), and international agencies, among others, allow for solid construction and implementation of short-term study abroad programs; with such planning commencing a year in advance, meticulous research and design goes into the partnering courses’ curriculum, as well as the programs’ relating sites, cultural events, and academic themes.

The short-term study abroad program is available to MC students, college employees, and alumni; our students are given first priority. These programs are attached to existing MC courses, are discipline driven, and serve to further bolster the curriculum of the connected course while providing participants improved international competency. Any department, at any given time, may offer a study abroad option to a course given the expertise of its faculty members, it is important to periodically review our webpage for offerings.

London's Big Ben

England and Ireland

Winter, 2023/24
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The Eiffel Tower at sunrise and a reflecting pool

Paris, France

Expected spring 2025
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Church and pink building in Interlaken in Bern Canton in Switzerland

Switzerland and France

Expected December 2024
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Recent Programs

England's Big Ben

January 2–11, 2024

See the trip brochure (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) .

Ruins in the Dominican Republic

May 22–29, 2023
Healthcare & Nursing in the Dominican Republic. Santo Domingo and San Jose de Ocoa were visited. See the trip brochure (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) .

Queen's Royal College, Port of Spain, Trinidad

June 10–24, 2023
There were 10– or 14–day programs. Click here (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) for more information on the trip.

Existing MC courses that Have Contained a Study Abroad Option

ANTH 201: Intro to Sociocultural Anthro
BSAD 101: Intro to Business
BIOL 207: Ecology
ENGL 200: Special Topics in Literature
HIST 114: The World in the 20th Century
HIST 116: World History to AD 1500
HIST 117: World History 1500 to the Present
HIST 200: Special Topics in History
SOCY 240: Sociology of Age and Aging
SOCY 208: Sociology of Gender
SOCY 100: Introduction to Sociology

Long-Term Study Abroad

Big Ben in London

Students study abroad full-time to earn academic credits that are transferrable to Montgomery College and four year colleges and universities in the United States.

As a member of the College Consortium for International Studies (CCISnew window), MC can send students to any one of 52 accredited college programs in 30 countries around the world. Any student that wants to study abroad at an institution outside of this consortium may only select an institution within one of these accepted consortiums: AIFSnew window (American Institute for Foreign Study), CIS Abroadnew window (Center for International Studies), EFnew window (Education First), or ISAnew window (International Studies Abroad).

Students need to begin the process for long-term study abroad at least 6 to 12 months in advance. Only after approval from the Office of Study Abroad and the registrar, in advance of going abroad, students are advised on study abroad criteria, course selections—to include STBR 200: Foreign Study Program—and other pertinent information by the study abroad coordinator, academic advisors, and a transcript evaluator to assure maximum academic and professional outcomes. 

Post-program conferences are required of returning students for additional instruction, cultural re-acclimation, transcript alterations, and potential engagement in college-wide programs and service learning activities.

This application form (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window)  needs to be submitted to the MC Study Abroad Office no later than October 1 for Spring study abroad, March 1 for Fall study abroad, and February 1 for Summer session, in order to allow ample time for evaluation by a transcript evaluator and program approval. 

Service Learning

Service learning is an essential part of study abroad that improves International Competency—it is part of short-term term study abroad, often within long-term study abroad, and may be a full program in itself.

A service learning activity abroad often serves as the impetus for continued life-long community service; it is our goal, through guidance from members of the Study Abroad Office, to assist with service learning goals and projects that are sustained through college-wide events, the local community, or abroad.