Online Global Perspectives
Let USAC bring the world to you through our new online Global Perspectives Program where you can gain an international perspective and develop intercultural experience through online courses and virtual internships offered by USAC Specialty Programs around the world.
Students who complete a USAC Global Perspectives Program during the 2020-2021 academic year are eligible for a $500 program fee credit towards a future semester Specialty Program abroad or $300 program fee credit towards a future summer Specialty Program abroad.
Online courses are taught internationally by USAC faculty located at one of our Specialty Program sites in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. In addition to language (Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish), offerings include some of our most popular courses in business; cultural studies; gender, race and identity; health and wellness; and international affairs.
Gain valuable career experience working remotely for an internationally-based company through a virtual internship in popular industries such as digital marketing, business, event planning, media, English language instruction, translation, and more.
Three-credit virtual internships are arranged by USAC Specialty Program directors with local companies, NGOs, and governmental organizations. Virtual internships include an online course component where students learn how culture is reflected in the workplace and develop skills necessary for success in the global workforce.
Global Perspective Workshops
Global Perspective participants from all online courses and virtual internships will come together throughout the program to join our resident directors and staff in a series of fun and interactive virtual workshops on topics such as Italian cooking, yoga in India, Latin dance, or Ghanaian art. (Topics vary by term.) You will also attend a series of online career development panels on subjects like cross-cultural teamwork or pursuing an international career.