ISA Internships standard set-date 8-week programs depart in January, May, June and September. ISA also offers special 6-week programs designed around the Australian and New Zealand academic calendars, falling over January and February during the summer semester break.

Prices and dates for ISA Internship programs vary depending on program location and duration. Please note that all program fees will be paid in USD.


January 2020 6 Week Program

Application Deadline: 1 October 2019

Santiago, Chile: 

Dates: 8 January – 22 February 2020
Price: $6,550 USD

Shanghai, China:

Dates: 8 January – 22 February 2020
Price: $5,450 USD

London, England:

Dates: 8 January – 22 February 2020
Price: $6,495 USD

Dublin, Ireland:

Dates: 8 January – 22 February 2020
Price: $6,196 USD

New Zealand (Multiple Cities): 

Dates: 8 January – 22 February 2020
Price: $5,300 USD

Seoul, South Korea: 

Dates: 8 January – 22 February 2020
Price: $5,450 USD

Tokyo, Japan

Dates: 8 January – 22 February 2020
Price: $7,350 USD

Madrid, Spain:

Dates: 8 January – 22 February 2020
Price: $6,350 USD

Valencia, Spain: 

Dates: 8 January – 22 February 2020
Price: $5,550 USD


Other Options Available:

January 2020 8 Week Program: 

Dates:  Early January 2020- Early March 2020
Application Deadline: 1 October 2019
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May 2020 8 Week Program:

Dates: Late May 2020 – Mid July 2020
Application Deadline: 15 January 2020
Exact Dates & Fees: Click Here

June 2020 8 Week Program:

Dates: Mid June 2020 – Early August 2020
Application Deadline: 15 February 2020
Exact Dates & Fees: Click Here

September 2020 8 Week Program

Dates: Early September 2019- Early November 2020
Application Deadline: 1 May 2020
Exact Dates & Fees: Click Here


Our Internships are more than just a placement.

The ISA Career-Building Internship program is designed to give students a comprehensive professional experience that is well beyond just the placement.

Comprehensive Advising & Support

A team of helpful Program Managers guide participants through the entire admissions process and abroad experience. ISA Australia, New Zealand, and U.S.-based staff members help prospective participants with program selection, resume advice, and provides pre-departure services including assistance with immigration visas, airline tickets, and orientation. The staff is in regular contact with the resident staff in the host country, who provide support to participants while they are abroad. ISA Internships staff members also provide assistance to participants upon their return home after the program.

Bridging Cultures Program

This expereince is a multi-day, in-country orientation that blends adventure, lecture, and culture into an exciting and informative introduction to the participant’s new host country. Each Bridging Cultures Program is designed to:

  • Provide participants an opportunity to socialize with other ISA participants.
  • Guide each participant through a goal-setting activity to encourage them to reflect on their expectations for their experience abroad.
  • Introduce participants to the local culture through a variety of activities including learning key words and phrases in the local language, tasting traditional food, understanding transitions, and more.
  • Prepare participants for health and safety issues in their host country.
  • Inform participants of the cultural and professional differences they may experience.


  • Homestay: Many ISA Internship programs offer the option for participants to stay with local families.
  • Apartments: Some ISA Internship programs offer the option of apartment-living.
  • Residence halls: Dorms, guesthouses and student residencies are available in some ISA Internship locations. Each resident hall varies by site.
  • Student hostels: Some ISA Internship programs offer the option of living in student hostels.

Resident Staff Support

Full-time resident staff assist interns with all aspects of their experience abroad including orientation, cultural activities and much more. On-site staff arrange excursions, weekly meetings, cultural activities, and much more. Staff members are trained to ensure the well-being of each program participant and are dedicated to facilitating a positive and meaningful abroad experience. Most program sites have more than one on-site staff member. Interns are provided with a 24/7 emergency ISA number upon their arrival in-country to contact resident staff in case of emergency.

International Medical Insurance

ISA provides comprehensive medical insurance for ISA Internship participants during the official period of the program. Medical coverage can be extended for an additional fee if participants plan to be abroad before or after the program period. For more medical insurance information visit the ISA page.

Visa Support

Airport Reception

Transportation is provided from the airport for participants who arrive during the designated pick-up times. Airport reception is not provided for Custom Date programs.

Professional Development Toolbox

Transportation Pass

Cultural Activities

Subscription to The New York Times

All ISA students will receive a one year digital subscription to The New York Times This will allow access to thousands of articles, interactive media, videos and archived journalism dating back to 1851, the year the paper was founded. ISA resident staff will engage students with The New York Times to further learning in the areas of the ISA Discovery Model. This initiative, created to complement ISA’s co-curricular programming, enables students to connect more deeply with the host culture and global community.

Optional Academic Credit

Transfer Credit from Carroll College

ISA Internships has partnered with Carroll College in Helena, Montana, to offer a U.S. transcript and award 6 upper division internship academic credits for ISA Internships set-date, 8-week programs. Credit awarded will be based on the successful completion of written academic assignments, evidence of reflective learning, and an evaluation from your host organization supervisor. The additional cost of academic credit is $300USD, and includes a transcript with an A-F letter grade from Carroll College.

In order to be eligible for transfer credit from Carroll College, participants must be full-time students who have completed at least 30 credit hours, or recent graduates from a bachelor degree program. Participants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Please note that some placements may have more stringent eligibility requirements.

Carroll College aims to educate students “Not for school, but for life” by being prepared to succeed in a global society with a multi-cultural population. Carroll College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Learn more about Carroll College at

Credit From Your Home Institution

Students may work with their home university to receive academic credit for their program. Each academic institution has a unique policy for granting internship credit. Each academic institution has a unique policy for granting internship credit, thus students should inquire about receiving academic credit with their home university advisors, professors, and/or academic department heads.

Budgeting for Additional Expenses

To make sure our participants are prepared for additional expenses outside of what is already included in their program, we have outlined some items that should be taken into consideration to make it easier for them to properly budget. View additional estimated expenses for site-specific costs such as:

  • Round trip international fare
  • Passport and visa fees (if applicable)
  • Personal travel
  • Personal spending money
  • Transportation (outside of transportation to  and from host-organization)
  • Optional excursions