International Training

At The Chicago School, you will enjoy unparalleled real-world training opportunities—including an impressive range of international experiences rarely offered in  graduate school settings to assist you with gaining the multicultural sophistication and competence you will need for success and impact in our increasingly diverse, global world.

The following is a glimpse at the many opportunities students have to gain international experience while making a difference in our global communities:

Field Experiences

Students enrolled in our Master and PhD International Psychology and Master in Public Health programs participate in required international field experiences led by Chicago School faculty—during which they gain first-hand insight into issues impacting a particular country or region and the unique challenges confronting their profession. They may meet with community and political leaders, attend classes taught by professors at international universities, and gain hands-on experience to provide invaluable hands-on training experience within an international context tailored to their program goals. Time outside of country is within a range of 7-10 days, which may or may not include travel time. To learn more about these programs and their singular international field experience opportunities, you can find out more information through the Program Finder.

Study Abroad

Our Department of International Programs and Services supports international learning initiatives—that provide invaluable “boots on the ground”  experiences to identify pressing global needs related to a student’s field of study. Study Abroad is an excellent way to expand your experiences, mind and education. At The Chicago School, we offer study abroad experiences that are uniquely tailored to our students:

  • Classes meet at your local campus or online and travel during school breaks
  • Time outside of country usually ranges between 10-15 days including travel time
  • Faculty-led programs focused on research and topics in related field of study

Visiting Faculty

Whether students travel abroad or are actively studying online or on ground at their home campus, we work hard to create a global environment right on campus by hosting a range of international faculty and scholars. Chicago School students have opportunities to learn virtually from faculty at one of our many overseas partner institutions, and in person from on-ground visiting scholars.