Multiple Locations +3
  • Online
  • Vietnam
  • Rwanda
Merit-based funding

Program Details

Year Round
  • Any major or minor
  • Enrollment is generally reserved for juniors, seniors and graduate students, or by consent of the faculty sponsor


Starting Price
Price Details
Our Global Virtual Internships are flexible year-round. The 4-week base price is $985. Each additional week costs $95 extra. Students who seek U.S. academic credit can obtain up to 4 credits via our school of record, The College of New Jersey, for an additional $500.
Jun 29, 2022
Dec 06, 2022
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About Program

Do you seek a global virtual internship that offers a lot more than just a meaningful remote international work experience? Are you passionate about making an impact and developing competencies as a global change leader? Then this program series is for you! Why?

Because GEI not only provides you with highly engaging multidisciplinary placements – both on-site and remote – with one of our many vetted local partner organizations in Vietnam and Rwanda. We have also developed a unique program environment that offers you a multitude of additional opportunities to hone your global change leadership competencies, interact with global and local peers, and receive extensive mentoring and support.

You are matched with a local host organization according to your level of study, existing skills, and desired fields. A specific internship plan is developed in advance of each placement. Academic credits are available, and you will be expected to complete some key course requirements.

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GEI’s work explicitly supports the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a plan of action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. At its core, it focuses on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of critical importance for humanity and the planet. We share the 2030 Agenda’s vision of a sustainable world – a world where all people can live productive, vibrant and peaceful lives on a healthy planet. Our purpose is to unleash the catalytic impact of international education, engagement, and exchange to address key challenges set out by the SDGs. To do so, we blend research, education, training, and innovative practical solutions that support transformations toward sustainability.

Program Highlights

  • Combine a highly relevant global work experience with the development of competencies as a global change leader.
  • Work with Rwandan or Vietnamese colleagues and develop your intercultural communication skills, confidence, and adaptability
  • Gain new insight through a unique African or Asian perspective on global change and sustainable development.
  • Learn about the unique Rwandan and Vietnamese success stories.
  • Broaden your personal and professional network, and build lasting international friendships.

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Program Reviews

4.91 Rating
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  • Content 4.95
  • Engagement 4.85
  • Support 4.95
  • Platform 4.95
  • Value 4.9
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Yes, I recommend this program

Vietnam Public Health with GEI

This program had a great blend of getting to know Vietnam and learning about a research topic. There was plenty of support from faculty and coordinators. I learned a lot and had a great time! I worked with a university in Vietnam and a local student. This gave me a unique perspective I did not have in the past. It was a great experience to work with the university and the student.

Overall, I would recommend this experience to other students. At the end of the rotation, I could present a PowerPoint on a topic of interest that I worked on during the last two weeks of the process. I received ample support and feedback on this assignment.

76 people found this review helpful.
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This is a great experience!

This is a good program for students who want to experience working with foreign students. This program is helpful for students to understand clearly about teamworking, presenting skills. It also help students improve knowlegde about a specific topic. It is a wonderful chance to make friend with foreigner and practice english. My partner is so cute and she supported me too much during working. I had a wonderful time to experience this project because I can update my knowledge about breastfeeding and understand how to make a paper.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I will focus more about breastfeeding practices in Vietnam during Covid-19 pandemic. Because there are currently a few studies on breastfeeding related to Covid-19 in Vietnam and I don't have enough information about it to discuss.
117 people found this review helpful.
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GEI Virtual Internship experience

I had a wonderful 4-week time working with GEI and my partner. During the working process, I always receive supports and do not have any time constraints because of the flexible time management of the coordinator. Besides, the program is also very meaningful with many activities that contribute to the community. It is also an opportunity to exchange with people from many other countries, as a way to internationalize social issues. Especially after this program, I am happy to have a great partner, great teamwork experience with her. I am so grateful to join in this activity.

117 people found this review helpful.
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The new horizon

This progamme help me a lot to step out the comfort zone. I really appreciate the meeting with friend i work with from others uni. Great time for learning and experiencing the new thing ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

113 people found this review helpful.
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Great Virtual Experience

This was a wonderful online program. Despite often having meetings with people from up to four countries on the call, we never had to be on zoom at a time that isn’t in the normal work day hours. I was assigned a local intern as my partner which made the experience so much more like an actual study/intern abroad experience because I was able to learn more about the culture and language directly from him. I would highly recommend this program for anyone looking for a suitable substitution for going abroad, or anyone searching for a way to get professional experience in a unique and engaging way.

What would you improve about this program?
I wish there were more opportunities to engage with other interns that were not my direct partner.
116 people found this review helpful.
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GEI Virtual Internship

I had a great time throughout this internship period. The experience is topnotch, I enjoyed working collaboratively with my colleague and learned a lot from her perspectives and viewpoints. Also, I learned a lot from the entire research process, the process is even more practical than I expected since it was virtual. The guidance and support from the preceptors are tremendous and commendable. The skills and knowledge acquired from this internship will help me grow as a global public health leader.

What was your funniest moment?
The Global Cafe moment was fun to me! It was engaging and interactive.
137 people found this review helpful.
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I have never forgotten the time 4 weeks when I contacted with GEI, Dr. Bao and especially my lovely partner in America - Breanna. I'm just a freshmen in CTUMP and I just start to study many new things in a new environment. The first time when I knew I passed the CV to become a member in Virtual Internship. I felt so happy but I was still a bit worried about whether I could actually complete the program or not. Thanks for everyone supporting me, I was able to do my 4 weeks well. The Virtual Internship has brought me a lot of experience and is an unforgettable turning point in my student life.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Time to run the program is on the same time as I am about to take the IELTS exam. So sometimes I feel quite pressured because I don't know if I can balance the two or not. But it was those pressures that helped me overcome my limits and be able to deal with both deadlines. While doing the program also helped me learn one thing: "Pressure is diamond" and I can do it
136 people found this review helpful.
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My Internship experience

This has been one of the most engaging and practical internship experiences I have ever had.I totally enjoyed every moment and liked how accessible supervisors have been to support during this journey.One of the key things I have enjoyed has been the fact that I have had to work with someone from a different environment.And this has been worth it as I learnt a lot from working and concepts on a topic that might be helpful as well for my ongoing school project.I end by appreciating those who gave me an opportunity to be a part of this experience.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I would have enjoyed having more time to give my best as I believe time was not enough for carrying out some of the key components of the research study.
131 people found this review helpful.

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