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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Information:
QUICK FACTS
Location Various
Academic Term  
Summer
Credits varied
Eligibility Junior standing or above by time of departure;
min. 3.0 GPA
Language Varied
Program Manager Mike Renes | studyabroad@uw.edu
Priority Application Deadline January 14 (Summer)
 
 
HIGHLIGHTS
General Aga Khan University is committed to the development of human capacities through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, and application through service.

Established in 2008, the International Internship Programme provides exciting, and significant, professional experiences for international interns who are:
  • Passionate,​ co​mmitted, innovative and creative.
  • Looking for a high-impact professional experience.
  • Eager to explore new cultural, social and geographic environments.
 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The Aga Khan University and other agencies of Aga Khan Development Network host interns in the area of health sciences, teacher education, architecture, disaster management, environment, engineering, finance, communications, HR, IT and administration/management to name a few.

 
 
LOCATION
 

Site

Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan​

Pakistan, India and UAE


 

 
ACADEMICS

Prerequisites and Language Requirements

Students participating in this internship program must be of junior standing or above at the time of departure and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Credits

Varied and dependent on faculty sponsorship or application to the General Studies option

 

 
ACCOMMODATIONS

Housing


Students are responsible for securing and funding their own housing on an internship and housing will vary greatly by placement

 
VISA INFORMATION

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. 

 
FINANCES

Program Expenses

You'll pay a fee directly to Aga Khan - who will determine the fee based on placement and location

Financial Aid

  • 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.

Scholarships

  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

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 goglobal@uw.edu 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.
 
APPLICATION

Application Process

You'll complete a UW application by clicking the "Apply Now" button above, and a separate application directly to Aga Khan.

Orientation

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.

Aga Khan also provides robust preparation for your internship.  You can find more information here on their website.

Disability Accommodations

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.

Withdrawals

The $700 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:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.