What's New at GlobalEd?

By - GlobalEd
2020.08.24 13:45:30

What’s new for 2020 Summer and 2020 Fall terms?

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken us all by surprise creating health and economic challenges around the world that none of us could have anticipated. The study abroad sector has taken a particularly hard hit with travel bans leading to cancelled summer programs for 2020 and the interruption of enrollment periods for 2020 Fall programs. While studying abroad has always been about stepping outside our comfort zone, we have ALL been forced outside that comfort zone in these recent months. For those of you who have studied abroad with or interned abroad through GlobalEd, you understand through our orientation, interaction and coaching sessions that learning occurs most when one is in unfamiliar territory. And these experiences become opportunities to adapt and innovate. And that’s exactly what we’ve done.


With the advent of cancelled summer study abroad programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our students and internship sponsors were left with a desire to collaborate on projects and be productive and means to do so. As GlobalEd’s mission is to help students develop marketable skills we analyzed the infrastructure, resources, demand and needs of all involved to launch our GlobalEd Virtual Internship Program (GVIP).


GlobalEd is excited to announce the launch of our GlobalEd Virtual Internship Program (GVIP), available in 2020 Summer and ALL future sessions. GlobalEd Virtual Internships include the following:

  • Individual or Group Internship Placement
  • 120, 160, 240 hour time commitment
  • Professional development training using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Regular team meetings
  • 2 weekly meetings with a GlobalEd Project Manager
  • 1 weekly meeting with the company supervisor
  • GlobalEd Certificate of Completion
  • Letter of Recommendation from GlobalEd and/or company supervisor


Many of our 2020 Fall program host institutions have adapted the program dates to avoid the need to obtain a student visa. In many countries in Europe (the Schengen region), academic programs with a duration longer than 90 days require a student visa. By adapting the program dates, students can now avoid the time delays caused by requesting a student visa. Also, our cancellation policies have adapted to allow for students to confidently apply to programs with no financial risk, if another health crisis were to interrupt a future term.