API is very excited to announce our new collaboration with Siena College to offer academic credit for the API Internship Program starting in January 2017.
Available with our 8-Week Fixed Date Internship Program, students will have the option of enrolling in a specially-designed internship course, allowing them the opportunity to earn 6 credits as a letter grade for their internship experience. The structure and the assignments of the course will help students set learning objectives, reflect on their internship experience, and articulate gained competencies.
Brian C. Belanger, Director of the Center for International Programs at Siena College said of the partnership:
“Siena College is pleased to strengthen its partnership with API by serving as the School of Record for their Internship Programs. Option for academic credit will open doors for students who engage in one of API’s well-crafted and well-managed internship sites, making a real world transition from the classroom to the global workplace”
Barbara West, VP of Internships at API agrees, and adds that students have much more to gain by opting to enroll for academic credit for the internship experience. Ms. West says that –
“The added structure will help students set and achieve learning objectives, which we hope will better prepare them for their future careers. We also believe the new low cost credit option will help open up international internship opportunities to a wider range of students by helping them access financial aid and scholarship opportunities which typically require that the student is earning academic credit.”
For students requiring more customization with program lengths and dates, our Flex Date Internship Program is a great option that is offered throughout the year with start dates offered twice per month. Application deadlines for the Flex Date Internship Program are 4 months in advance of the intended start date.
For more information on the new internship credit option or other program details, please visit the API website at http://www.apistudyabroad.com/intern or contact Barbara West at Barbara.firstname.lastname@example.org
About Siena College: Siena College is a private, liberal arts college located just minutes from Albany, NY. With an enrollment of 3,000 undergraduate students, Siena College offers 30 majors, over 60 minors and certificates, and internships in the areas of liberal arts, science, and business.
About API Internships: API currently offers our comprehensive internship program in 9 unique and exciting countries: Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, and Spain.