Virtual Programs

Office of International Programs offers a wide range of flexible international educational experiences. Sam Houston students can participate in a virtual Internship and/or Study Abroad programs through our Affiliated Programs, and International Exchange Programs. Virtual programs vary in length, from two weeks to semester long. Students can choose from credit and non-credit internships, as well as regular academic programs.

Virtual international internships have become one of the fastest-growing student experiences. As more employers embrace a full or part-time “work from home” culture, students will learn by doing through a project-based internship with one of our company or host organization partners in a field that interests them.

A short-term study abroad experience, with courses taught by internationally based faculty, provides students with countless opportunities to get the flavor of international studies and stay on track for graduation.

If you want to learn more about virtual programs take a look at the "What is Virtual Study Abroad and Why You Should Consider It" GoOverseas article and "11 Convincing Reasons to Study Abroad Online" GoAbroad article.

Benefits of Virtual Study Abroad
Earn university credit. Learn from international experts.
Collaborate with international peers. Navigate cross-cultural environments.
Network with current and future leaders in their field as well as international peers and professionals. Connect with local people and communities around the world.
Acquire the critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills employers seek. Gain the confidence to travel abroad in the future.
Participate in fun virtual activities, from tours of famous historical and cultural sites to cooking classes and socials with international students. Grow your cultural awareness, self-reflection and empathy.
Save money while gaining many of the same skills and competencies acquired on a travel program.

You can find all our virtual study abroad and internship programs in the Bearkats Abroad Portal, powered by Via TRM. Below you can find our affiliated partners with virtual programs. Programs are subject to change each semester. This list does not contain all programs. Please visit the partners' sites for a full list of programs.


Are you a self-motivated, independent student looking to become a global citizen? Want to gain professional work experience?

With a virtual internship, you can put accessibility and mobility concerns aside and develop a meaningful professional connection with an international company. Here you will gain the skills necessary to thrive in today's economy, including digital literacy, cross-cultural communication, time management, and much more.


Experience the world from anywhere in the world with API’s virtual programs. Tackle global challenges, study a new language with native speakers, give your resume a global edge, and more! Want to go abroad and go virtual? You can mix and match your programs to do both at the same time.

Experience the freedom of choice and flexibility. Explore our virtual programs and customize it to your schedule!

  • Study with universities and instructors across the world.
  • Connect with locals and create a global community.
  • Experience cultural events within our global workspace that broaden your perspectives and add an international edge to your resume.

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Arcos Learning Abroad offers online learning options in the summer or over the course of a semester.
Students may enroll in Spanish classes, electives, and internships. Explore the diverse academic selection offered in our four program countries.


Are you looking for a flexible German course you can do anywhere? Then interDaF's online summer courses will be the right choice for you!

Course Dates:

  • Kurs A | 31st May - 24th June 2021
  • Kurs B | 5th July - 29th July 2021
  • Kurs C | 2nd August - 26th August 2021

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ISA offers Remote Global Internships and Remote learning courses among other study abroad programs to learn more visit their website. ISA is also providing the students who attend these remote programs with a Repeat Student Grant for a future ISA program.

Remote Learning courses available for programs in:

  • Florence, Italy
  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Seville, Spain


Students can gain an international perspective and develop intercultural experience through online courses and virtual internships offered by select USAC Specialty Programs.


In order to provide a unique experience, the UQAC School of French Language and Quebec Culture is proud to present its new online training offer that combines learning French, culture and entertainment.

Their unique pedagogy allows learners to live a personalized experience of learning French, to forge links with Francophiles from all over the world and to meet Francophones in a friendly and pleasant context.