Building the Future of Study Abroad

The Apprentice program was developed in 2012 as a way to contribute to the field, invest in the next generation of international educators, and further the mission and values of The College of Global Studies. While the program has evolved since its inception, the goal remains the same... to provide recent graduates who are interested in the field of international education with practical experience, opportunities for career advancement, and better pay as their knowledge and skills increase. The program includes a mix of hands-on experiences, project-based work, collaborative opportunities, and mentorship from professionals in the field.

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What does it mean to be an apprentice?

This apprenticeship position is a deep dive into the field of study abroad/international education. After a training period, apprentices work with teams across the organization to gain a breadth of experience and knowledge. These teams include, but are not limited to The Institutional Engagement (IE) team; The Council on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; Health, Safety, and Security; Program Advising; Academic Advising; and other committee work. Apprentices gain hands-on experience on most of the current projects Arcadia Abroad is working on, and have the ability to contribute their perspective on student-facing materials.

Who are apprentices?

Apprentices are recent college graduates who have an interest in a career in international education and enthusiasm to help current college students study abroad. Apprentices are willing to travel for work, have a passion for sharing their personal stories of studying abroad with different audiences, are interested in learning new skills, and are excited about building a remote community with colleagues in the US and around the world. 

When does the program run?

The program runs for about 8 months from mid-summer to early spring. This time frame allows for the apprentices to experience an entire university enrollment cycle, providing knowledge of the field, experience with a number of different types of partner institutions, and a network of colleagues. 

Where do apprentices work?

Apprentices work remotely from a US-based home office, during recruitment season their work will take them to Arcadia Partner Colleges and Universities across the US.