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||12 UW credits per quarter
6 UW credits per summer term
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||IE3 internships are geared toward students who would like to integrate academic credit with on-the-job experience and gain professional and cultural skills abroad. Internships are available in a variety of non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, and private organizations around the world. Host organizations provide supervision and logistical support for students in the host country. Many internships require foreign language proficiency, though numerous English language internships are available.
IE3 is an internship organization operated through the Oregon University System. As the UW has an affiliation with IE3, you will be working closely with both the UW and IE3 throughout the internship process.
These internships take place throughout the year. Students can pursue internships during Autumn, Winter, Spring and/or Summer quarters. Depending on the placement there may be specified lengths or times of year when the internship is offered. Please refer to the program homepage listed above for more information.
Students are required to complete an academic project, supervised by a UW faculty member, as part of their internship. Students maintain financial aid eligibility as they are enrolled as UW students while participating on the internship.
Please refer to the program homepage for more information on the IE3 Global Internship program and for a full list of internship opportunities.
Prerequisites and Language Requirements
Students participating in an exchange program must be in good academic standing.
12 UW credits per quarter
6 UW credits per summer term
Students are required to complete either a 6 (Summer A or B Term) or 12 (per quarter) credit academic project, supervised by a UW faculty member. Therequirements for earning these independent research or internship credits will be determined by the supervising professor. Ideally, the final research product is informed by the work that you are doing at the internship, but could include other topics of interest.
Once you have secured a faculty supervisor, students and their supervising professors will complete a credit pre-approval form and submit it to UW Study Abroad. The credit pre-approval form is one of the IE3 application components on the UW Study Abroad website.
After internship placement has been finalized and students have completed all of their pre-departure requirements on their UW Study Abroad application, they will be enrolled in a 12 credit FSTDY 300 placeholder course by the UW Study Abroad office for the term(s) that they are abroad.
If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.
For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.
Housing types and availability vary by location but generally include off campus residence halls, apartments, or host family options. You should visit the partner program website for more details.
The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.
The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.
If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance.
In most cases, if you are attending an affiliated program you will be billed by, and pay all fees directly to, the program provider or institution operating the program. The UW Study Abroad Administrative Fee will be billed to your UW student account according to the regular UW tuition billing schedule.
- A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
- You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid. For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
- Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.
We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:
- Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
- Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
- Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
- Visit the Finances section of our website.
- This useful tool is a great way to estimate how your cost of living in a particular country might compare with the cost of living you are accustomed to here in Seattle.
Students should apply directly on the IE3 website, creating an on-line application, and submitting all material submissions (eg: transcripts) to the IE3 office in Oregon. UW advisors will be able to review your IE3 on-line application and will contact you for an interview once your application is complete.
You must also create an on-line application on the UW Study Abroad website for the IE3 internship.
To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.
UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest.
Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.
The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.
The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.
The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:
- Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
- Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.
Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.