We understand that while many students want to engage in an international experience, not every student is able to go abroad for a myriad of reasons related to academic, employment, financial, family, student organizations, social groups, and others.
We still want to provide all Gator Engineering students the opportunity to participate in international experiences that are vital for their academic, professional, and personal development. Therefore, we have developed Virtual International Experiences for students to gain critical international competency skills without traveling abroad. Students can still get the benefits of learning about engineering in a global context, cultivate intercultural competencies, and hone their communication and leadership skills.
There are several ways for students to gain international experiences while still taking classes at UF.
Virtual international internships
Virtual internships are internships that are done online or remotely and offer a great deal of flexibility and remove the necessity of having to live in a certain geographical location. Interns get placed with a company and will work under the supervision of a mentor in real projects via virtual methods.
A virtual internship gives you the real-world experience you need, in the industry you love, at a much lower cost, and from the comforts of your own home.
If you would like to find out more about a virtual international internship, please make an appointment to find out more.