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Students enrolled in the Emory College Global Internship Program will be enrolled in an online course LING 343 Intercultural Discourse (4-credits). Students must take the course for a letter grade. Students will complete a weekly synchronous session (1.5 hours per week) at a designated time.

The internship hours will be structured to enable students to have time set aside for the online session. The course counts towards the total required graduation credits. The course posted on the Emory transcript and the course grade is factored into the student's overall GPA.

Emory Summer School & Online Courses

Students may not take additional online courses while participating on the Emory College Summer Global Internship Program. They may enroll in Emory Summer School (on-campus) courses either prior to departure or when they return, as long as the dates do not conflict with Global Internships.


Students on the Emory College Summer Global Internship Program remain fully registered at Emory, and credits and grades earned on the program is granted on the same basis as those obtained on campus. All registration is handled by the Office of International and Summer Programs (OISP) -- students do not register for the online course.

Add/drop/swap is not offered as part of this program.

Students’ registration for the program and their participation in the program are contingent upon satisfying all financial obligations. Any prior term balance must be paid in full before payments will be applied to the OISP program tuition and fees. 


Payment is due by the payment deadline.  Failure to meet the payment deadline will result in cancellation of students’ enrollment in the program.  Students may view their account on OPUS, or if they have any questions about account balance, they can contact the Office of Student Financial Services.

Cancellations and Refunds

The online course generally starts approximately one week prior to the on-site arrival date of the program.

For the purposes of the refund policy, the Program Start Date is defined as the first synchronous session of the online course. The Program End Date is defined as the final day on-site of the program.

  • On or before March 15: Forfeit of the deposit only ($350).
  • March 16 to March 31: Forfeit of the deposit ($350) and $500.
  • April 1 to Program Start Date: Forfeit of the deposit ($350), $500 and any non-recoverable expenses (costs incurred or committed on behalf of the student) that may range up to 100% of the program fee.
  • After Program Start Date: Forfeit of the deposit ($350), $500 and any non-recoverable expenses (costs incurred or committed on behalf of the student) that may range up to 100% of the program fee; Tuition refund based upon the Emory College Summer School Tuition Refund Schedule (Please contact OISP for details.)

In all cases, once a student is in the Final Acceptance status, the $350 deposit is non-refundable.

In addition, OISP reserves the right to charge for any unrecoverable* costs already paid on the student’s behalf by the program that are above and beyond the forfeited program fee.

* Emory University and OISP must often undertake substantial financial commitments on behalf of students prior to the beginning of a program. Even if students have not yet paid the full program balance, they are obligated to pay for any unrecoverable expenses incurred on their behalf. Unrecoverable costs may include expenses for both individual and group services.

If students choose not to participate in a program activity, either mandatory or not mandatory, (such as a field trip, excursion, cultural event, meal, etc.), they will not be refunded any portion of the cost of the program.

If students are dismissed from the program, they will receive no refund.