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1 Deep in the Heart of… Australia! Deep in the Heart of… Australia! Karen M. Petersen Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

2 Deep in the Heart of … Australia! Providing international internships in Sydney Partnering with third party provider Ensuring academic integrity Conducting effective evaluations

3 Augustana College Culture Liberal Arts college with 2,500 students Midwest location Strong internship program Supportive college leadership

4 Setting Strategic Direction Augment international programming Increase internship offerings Respond to student demand Recognize research on international internships

5 Setting Criteria for Program Academic focus Individualized placements Effective supervision Trimester calendar Growth in future

6 Selecting External Organization Work with program manager in USA Coordinate with onsite supervisor in Sydney Conduct annual site visits and evaluation Pilot in

7 Developing Curriculum 6 academic credits off-campus in Sydney – Provided by CAPA – Full-time internship Monday - Thursday 32 hours/week – Culture class 3 hours/week – January – February 6 academic credits on-campus – Provided by Augustana – Internship seminar 300-level credits – Intercultural Communication class – November – December

8 Augustana Internship Seminar Develop internship learning objectives Research Australia Build teamwork & problem solving skills Journal & portfolio Mid-term evaluation Final evaluation Re-entry evaluation & presentation

9 Augustana Intercultural Communication Class 300-level Communications class Integrated with internship seminar Meets general education requirements Learning community

10 CAPA-Sydney Internship Placement Based upon – Extensive application process – Academic background – Previous experience – Area(s) of interest

11 CAPA-Sydney Culture Class Approved faculty member Journal & portfolio Review of organizational culture Student presentations Cultural trips

12 Student Program Fees Cost to student = $14,500 less scholarships & financial aid Student also pays – Additional travel – Food & entertainment Covered expenses – Academic credits for internship and classes – Airfare & visa – Transportation/Housing – Orientation/Re-Entry – Two excursions – CAPA Support staff – College administration – Insurance

13 Budgeting Process $14,500 per student = 1,800 airfare & visa 6,000 CAPA fees (housing, services, supervision, transportation, insurance, culture class, orientation) $6,300 Augustana (administration & travel, internship seminar, Intercultural Communication class) *All numbers are approximate for

14 Program Evaluation by Students Augustana Evaluation – Mid-term – Final – Re-entry CAPA Evaluation – Sponsor Evaluation

15 Evaluation of Interns by Sponsors Written evaluation of the following areas: – Performance – Work habits – Attitude – Major strengths – Areas of improvement – Overall quality of work

16 Effective Marketing Strategies Administration Faculty Students

17 Future Partnership Sites Washington D.C..London Spain

18 Future Considerations Growth within Australia Deeper evaluation Additional re-entry support

19 Karen M. Petersen Director of Business Internships Augustana College, Rock Island, IL


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