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Exchange Programs and Internships

Along with formal exchange programs in Hong Kong and China, EAST students can participate in a faculty-led summer program at Jiao Tong University in Shanghai. In addition to ample study abroad opportunities, students also have options for international internships, externships, and summer research.

Exchange Programs

Trinity has formal educational exchange agreements with two Korean institutions: Yonsei University and Ewha Womans University in Seoul and with two Chinese institutions: Lingnan University in Hong Kong and Tunghai University in Taiwan. EAST is currently establishing an exchange program with Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.

Students from our exchange partners in East Asia attend Trinity for one semester or one year and their Trinity courses appear automatically on their home institution transcripts. Trinity students also attend classes taught in English at our Asian partner institutions for a semester or a year; however, they more commonly choose to study intensive language courses in summer programs at their chosen university.

Trinity offers the East Asian student a unique perspective on American life in San Antonio, Texas. Similarly, each exchange partner in Korea, China, or Taiwan offers Trinity students its own distinctive experience of life in 21st century Asia.

Internships and Externships

EAST currently sponsors both externships for undergraduates and internships for post-grads. Externships are conducted in the summer and may contain an academic component, while an internship may continue for up to a year.

  • EAST sponsors an externship is for Trinity sophomores who plan to be teachers of Chinese; it is conducted on the campus of our exchange partner, Lingnan University, in Hong Kong.
  • A business externship in Hong Kong is available for students who major in Chinese and business and who study abroad in China the spring of their junior year.
  • Plans are underway to create an externship for urban studies and business majors to be conducted on the Jiao Tong University campus in Shanghai.
  • Our internship program is conducted in the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie in Shanghai. This is a paid internship for post-grads with a degree in Chinese Studies.

The format of our internship and externship programs is quite varied—one has a weekly classroom component, and one requires weekly travel. In all cases, students are guaranteed a minimum period of supervised work in law, business, or teaching.