OPIT Overseas Professional and Intercultural Training

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Through the Overseas Professional and Intercultural Training (OPIT) program’s six-week, English-language internships, students gain the substantive overseas professional experience and intercultural communication skills demanded by today’s global market. American Councils on-site staff arrange internship placements and provide ongoing support to participants. Internships in the fields of business, democracy-building, ecology, human rights, law, public health, journalism, and women’s issues are available throughout Eurasia and Southeast Europe. No foreign-language study is required.

Academic Focus: various professional internship disciplines; intercultural skills

Internship Disciplines:
• Democracy Building and Human Rights
• Business and Law
• Education Management
• Gender and Women’s Issues
• Journalism and Mass Media
• Public Health
• Ecology and Environmental Issues
• Social Services

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