Internship and Study Opportunities Abroad NSE Presentation
With programs in over 70 countries, students can enhance their academic experience by participating in study, internship, research, or service-learning abroad. Learn about how students can find the perfect fit for their academic, personal, and professional goals, as well as their budget.
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[00:00:01.830]Hi, everyone. My name's Shannon Smith.
[00:00:03.630]My pronouns are she, her, hers.
[00:00:05.790]I'm a global experiences coordinator
[00:00:07.620]with the College of Agricultural Sciences
[00:00:09.570]and Natural Resources.
[00:00:11.250]And I'm also one of several coordinators
[00:00:13.530]with the Global Experiences Office.
[00:00:16.110]We're located at 130 Louise Pound Hall on City Campus.
[00:00:20.070]And we are the office that helps students
[00:00:22.500]find global opportunities either to study, intern,
[00:00:26.550]research, or service learn in another country abroad.
[00:00:30.630]And I'm here to tell you about some of those opportunities
[00:00:32.730]that we have available for students.
[00:00:36.630]So what are global experiences?
[00:00:39.060]These are internationally focused study,
[00:00:41.310]internship, research, and/or service-learning programs
[00:00:45.030]for academic credit.
[00:00:47.010]Experiences can be abroad, local, or virtual,
[00:00:50.070]depending on the type of program
[00:00:51.540]that a student chooses to do.
[00:00:54.900]So why should you have a global experience?
[00:00:58.470]So not only are you sort of immersing yourself
[00:01:00.990]in a new country and culture but through this,
[00:01:04.140]you're gaining an expanded worldview and new perspective,
[00:01:07.950]hands-on learning from a local environment abroad,
[00:01:11.670]enhanced career and networking opportunities
[00:01:14.250]since you're meeting people from all over the world.
[00:01:17.460]You're strengthening your communication,
[00:01:19.230]team building, and adaptability skills.
[00:01:21.780]And we have programs available in over 70 countries
[00:01:24.450]that students can participate in.
[00:01:28.320]So we often get asked by students,
[00:01:29.827]"Do you need to know a foreign language to study abroad?"
[00:01:33.450]So it can be helpful depending on where you're going,
[00:01:36.300]especially if English isn't the first language,
[00:01:39.180]but it's usually not required.
[00:01:41.190]The majority of programs have courses in English,
[00:01:44.640]but you also have an opportunity
[00:01:45.840]to take courses in foreign languages while abroad as well.
[00:01:49.590]There's also a large variety of language based programs
[00:01:52.830]at all academic levels that students can participate in.
[00:01:58.170]So will academic credit earned abroad
[00:02:00.870]apply towards your degree?
[00:02:02.700]The answer is yes.
[00:02:04.080]So you can earn academic credit
[00:02:05.820]through your global experience.
[00:02:07.950]This credit earned abroad appears on your UNL transcript.
[00:02:12.540]You can earn transfer credit and/or UNL credit
[00:02:15.600]depending on the type of program that you do.
[00:02:18.120]And the academic credit can apply towards your UNL degree
[00:02:20.670]to meet your graduation requirements.
[00:02:24.690]So what is health and safety abroad like?
[00:02:27.810]So the Global Experiences Office and UNL
[00:02:30.390]does a really great job of looking over programs
[00:02:32.940]to ensure that students will be safe and secure
[00:02:35.430]during their time abroad.
[00:02:37.050]We don't want there to be any health risks
[00:02:39.120]or possible security risks
[00:02:40.650]that could be harmful for students.
[00:02:42.900]So we have a UNL director of Global Safety and Security
[00:02:45.810]that reviews all programs prior to students going on them.
[00:02:50.340]We also offer a pre-departure orientation
[00:02:52.800]to sort of help students
[00:02:54.120]prepare for their experience abroad.
[00:02:56.430]There's also often an orientation upon arrival
[00:02:59.730]to acquaint students with their new environment and country.
[00:03:03.450]We offer international health insurance,
[00:03:05.520]and there's also onsite site support
[00:03:07.650]that can help students with their new program.
[00:03:11.010]And for faculty-led programs, which these are programs
[00:03:13.800]led by UNL faculty members in a country abroad,
[00:03:17.550]there's actually specific leader training, so that way,
[00:03:19.920]they're prepared to help students
[00:03:21.150]with any situations that arise.
[00:03:24.510]So how long can you go abroad for?
[00:03:26.910]The program lengths will vary
[00:03:28.440]from either one week to an academic year,
[00:03:30.750]depending on what type of program you choose to do.
[00:03:33.540]For winter/spring break, it's usually one to three weeks.
[00:03:37.050]For fall or spring semester,
[00:03:38.280]it's usually around 13 to 15 weeks.
[00:03:40.980]For an entire academic year, it's usually 30 or more weeks.
[00:03:46.710]When can you go abroad as a UNL student?
[00:03:48.600]You can usually go abroad anytime after first semester
[00:03:51.990]and before your last semester.
[00:03:54.450]We like you to go before your last semester
[00:03:56.250]because we need to make sure there's enough time
[00:03:58.260]to make sure that your transfer credit
[00:04:00.450]can apply towards your UNL graduation requirements.
[00:04:03.150]And we don't want there to be any delay
[00:04:04.650]in you being able to graduate with your class.
[00:04:07.920]One good thing to know is you can
[00:04:09.120]also do more than one program abroad
[00:04:10.860]during your college career.
[00:04:12.330]So you can do a semester abroad and then later decide
[00:04:14.580]to do a summer internship program.
[00:04:16.170]And we've had many students do more than one program
[00:04:18.720]during their time at UNL.
[00:04:22.260]So when should you apply?
[00:04:23.730]We have three academic cycles for the year.
[00:04:27.630]For winter/spring break as well as spring,
[00:04:29.880]the application deadline is October 1st.
[00:04:32.970]For summer programs,
[00:04:34.560]the application deadline is February 1st.
[00:04:36.630]And for the fall or academic year,
[00:04:38.550]the application deadline is March 1st.
[00:04:43.200]So how can you fund your global experience?
[00:04:45.750]The cost will vary depending on the program location,
[00:04:48.540]duration of time, and type.
[00:04:50.250]Programs can be more or less expensive
[00:04:53.160]depending on where you choose to go as well,
[00:04:55.500]depending on how expensive the region is.
[00:04:58.470]Shorter programs tend to have a lower program cost,
[00:05:01.410]but longer programs tend to be more cost-effective
[00:05:04.140]because you're kind of getting
[00:05:05.010]more bang for your buck, in a sense.
[00:05:07.590]For fall or spring semester,
[00:05:09.480]the price typically ranges between $12,000 and $16,000,
[00:05:13.740]which is pretty equitable to UNL semester.
[00:05:17.130]For summer, winter, or spring break programs,
[00:05:19.350]the cost is typically between $4,000 and $9,000.
[00:05:23.610]The amounts above are all inclusive costs of attendance,
[00:05:26.700]which would include the tuition, the fees, airfare,
[00:05:29.490]accommodation or housing, meals, activities,
[00:05:32.820]insurance, and any other things you might need.
[00:05:35.670]We usually will work with you before you go abroad as well
[00:05:38.160]to create a personalized estimated budget
[00:05:41.130]and cost of attendance form to show you exactly how much
[00:05:44.490]your specific program that you choose might cost.
[00:05:49.260]So what kind of funding can you apply
[00:05:51.030]towards your global experience?
[00:05:52.890]You can use financial aid,
[00:05:54.960]the Buffett Scholarship, the Pell Grant,
[00:05:57.000]and there's also some other scholarships that can apply,
[00:05:59.310]such as Regents, Chancellors, Emerging Leaders,
[00:06:02.857]David Distinguished, and Husker Traditions.
[00:06:05.820]Now the funding availability will depend
[00:06:09.330]on the planned academic term you're going abroad
[00:06:11.970]as well as how many credits you're taking.
[00:06:14.460]It can also vary depending on the program you're doing.
[00:06:17.730]So some scholarships might might not apply
[00:06:19.980]to certain types of programs,
[00:06:21.810]and we encourage you to visit Husker Hub
[00:06:23.910]to learn more about this.
[00:06:25.320]They're who you would go to to find out about
[00:06:27.390]how your scholarships and financial aid would apply.
[00:06:30.270]And they're located at
[00:06:31.290]102 Canfield Administration Building on City Campus.
[00:06:37.290]So there's a lot of scholarships
[00:06:39.150]that you can apply for to study abroad.
[00:06:41.430]The award amounts can range
[00:06:42.840]from a $100 dollars to $10,000.
[00:06:45.930]These scholarships can be provided
[00:06:48.450]by UNL colleges or departments.
[00:06:51.150]There's also national scholarships.
[00:06:53.490]There's also program-specific scholarships,
[00:06:56.310]and the application requirements and deadlines will vary
[00:06:59.160]depending on what type of scholarship it is.
[00:07:01.290]Sometimes you have to write essays.
[00:07:02.700]Sometimes you just have to fill out a questionnaire.
[00:07:04.620]It all really depends.
[00:07:06.600]Our website has some great information
[00:07:08.520]about the different scholarships that are available.
[00:07:11.370]You can just visit globalexperiences.unl.edu/scholarships.
[00:07:18.600]So I wanna tell you about
[00:07:19.890]some of our specific office scholarships
[00:07:22.650]through the Global Experiences Office.
[00:07:25.110]So the Global Experiences Scholarship
[00:07:27.090]is a $3,000 scholarship.
[00:07:29.700]This is a scholarship that you can apply for early
[00:07:31.920]while you're at UNL,
[00:07:32.970]and then you can defer your award for up to three years.
[00:07:36.150]So you could apply your freshman year,
[00:07:38.160]and then you could wait
[00:07:39.030]to do a program in your junior year if you wanted to.
[00:07:42.390]It's kind of a planning scholarship,
[00:07:43.920]so you have time to save
[00:07:45.150]and think about what type of program you wanna do.
[00:07:48.090]The applications for the Global Experiences Scholarship
[00:07:50.610]are due either October 1st or February 1st,
[00:07:53.580]and you're encouraged to apply early for this one.
[00:07:58.110]The MAP Scholarship is a multi-award
[00:08:02.940]This is where you're completing one application,
[00:08:04.920]and you can apply for multiple scholarships.
[00:08:07.350]The award amounts can vary from $500 to $5,000,
[00:08:11.730]depending on how many scholarships you get.
[00:08:14.490]There's awards specifically for first-generation students,
[00:08:18.360]language learning, STEM students,
[00:08:20.970]certain geographic locations, and more.
[00:08:24.360]And the applications are due
[00:08:25.680]for the term that you're gonna go abroad.
[00:08:27.390]So if you're gonna go summer,
[00:08:28.860]you would apply February 1st of the year that you're going.
[00:08:32.940]March 1st, you'd apply for fall or academic year programs.
[00:08:37.050]In October 1st, you'd apply for spring programs.
[00:08:41.730]We also do a Husker Passport Giveaway every year.
[00:08:44.760]And this is free passports for 125 students
[00:08:48.210]applying for their first U.S. passport.
[00:08:50.760]The applications are due October 1st.
[00:08:53.400]And to apply, you can go to go.unl.edu/passportgiveaway.
[00:09:00.960]So how can you get started to learn about
[00:09:03.270]how to study abroad and do a global experience?
[00:09:06.000]We do recommend you start planning early
[00:09:08.070]so you have time to save money,
[00:09:09.720]think about what program you wanna go on,
[00:09:11.940]think about the goals you have while studying abroad,
[00:09:14.340]and think about what location you'd like to go to.
[00:09:17.310]You can visit our website, globalexperiences.unl.edu,
[00:09:21.000]to find out more information about what to think about
[00:09:23.940]and also how to make an appointment
[00:09:25.350]with one of our coordinators.
[00:09:27.270]We have coordinators for each college who can help.
[00:09:30.420]We also have a parent guide,
[00:09:32.340]which is at go.unl.edu/parentguide.
[00:09:36.960]And then during the semesters,
[00:09:38.490]we also host Huskers Abroad 101.
[00:09:41.010]This is just a quick 30-minute information session
[00:09:43.890]to tell you more about how to study abroad,
[00:09:46.440]what type of programs are available, and how to get started.
[00:09:51.780]So if you have any questions,
[00:09:52.980]I encourage you to visit us at 130 Louise Pound Hall,
[00:09:56.580]which is at 512 North 12th Street on City Campus.
[00:09:59.760]Or you can contact us by email,
[00:10:01.710]which is firstname.lastname@example.org.
[00:10:04.980]Or by phone, which is (402) 472-5358.
[00:10:10.080]We'd love to meet with you
[00:10:11.220]and help you plan your experience.
[00:10:12.810]So please be sure to talk to us, contact us,
[00:10:15.990]and we hope to see you soon
[00:10:17.520]and help you start planning your experience abroad.
[00:10:20.220]Thanks so much. Bye.
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