CHECKLIST

  1. Find and secure an international internship. For help with this step, contact Jakell.larson@uvu.edu
  2. Begin the international internship application process at least six weeks prior to departure. Starting earlier than this will also increase your chances of ensuring all requirements are completed prior to departure for your internship.
  3. Consult your college’s Internship Coordinator to discuss major internship requirements.
  4. Complete the Internship Orientation.
  5. Ensure that the International Memorandum of Understanding is completed by your internship provider.
  6. Apply for and register for academic credit with your Internship Coordinator.
  7. Complete the Global Internship Travel Registration, including paying the $25 registration fee.
  8. Complete the Export Control (online form), additional information about export control is available here.
  9. Sign & submit the Assumption of Risk & Release (online form).
  10. International Health and Evacuation Insurance: You will receive an email from Customer Service from UVU's insurance provider, GeoBlue, that instructs you to register using a Certificate Number provided in the email so that you can print out an insurance ID card. For some international internships and/or international travel programs, you will be required to pay for this insurance. You will receive an email with instructions for paying for the insurance from internationaltravel@uvu.edu if you are responsible to do so.

*Note: Students planning travel to regions underUS Department of State Travel Warning or CDC Warning Level 3, must submit an Exemption Request for Travel and an High Risk Travel Waiver/Release form to the Office for Global Engagement. Both forms must also be sent to internationaltravel@uvu.edu.

TIMELINE

It is highly recommended that you submit your completed and signed application at least two months prior to the internship in order to allow time for all preparations and documentation to be completed. The university cannot guarantee internship approval, credit, or assistance with travel preparations for anyone starting the application process less than two months prior to their scheduled departure date and will not consider applications for those leaving in less than six weeks.

PAYING FOR YOUR EXPERIENCE

UVU International Internship Cost Calculator: The following will help you estimate potential costs of performing an international internship.

Other financial resources-

UVU Internship Scholarships: The UVU Internship Services departments offers scholarships each semester, including the Unpaid Internship Scholarship and the Li Ka-Shing Executive International Scholarship.

Fastweb: An online resource designed to help you find great resources, including scholarships, in order to pay for your education.

Go Fund Me: Many students have utilized Go Fund Me in an attempt to help them pay for an enriching educational experience.

Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority (UHEAA): A subsidiary of the State Board of Regents, UHEAA is an agency of the State of Utah which administers Utah's student financial aid programs.

USEFUL RESOURCES

The following website International Resources provides some very useful information on a variety of factors relating to international travel including:

  • International Travel Medical Insurance
  • Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
  • Country Specific Information
  • Disease Control & Prevention
  • The CIA Fact book
  • Lonely Planet
  • Currency Converter
  • USA Passport Information
  • USA Embassies Worldwide