Peru Internship Program
This program is designed to provide graduate students with real international
work experience while immersing them in the unique culture of Iquitos, Peru.
Florida State sent its first group of students to Iquitos in the summer of 2009
on a program focused around service learning, regional cultural studies, and
teaching English as a second language. This new internship program was
developed to address additional student interests and to build on relationships
that were established during that summer 2009 program. We have designed this
unique internship program specifically for Master’s students in the ESOL, TESOL,
Foreign Language Education, and Sociocultural and International Development
Education Studies (SIDES) programs.
All interns will be assigned a placement prior to departure for Iquitos. The on-site
Internship Supervisor will collect timesheets and evaluations, and will provide
weekly written feedback to the students. While on the program, students will
stay with a host family in Iquitos. All host families have been screened by our
Housing Coordinator in Iquitos and by our Florida State Faculty Program Leader.
This experience and unique exposure will raise awareness of, and potentially
provide entrée to, a variety of career opportunities. Our interns gain unparalleled
practical work experience, make invaluable connections, and acquire exceptional
An intermediate level of proficiency in Spanish is required. Students will
receive 6 credit hours at the graduate level (TSL5940 Teaching English Internship).
Please Note: Specific placements are not and cannot be guaranteed.
Dates & Fees
Aug 29- Dec 12 (105 Nights) $4,500 IN54 Iquitos FA13 Internship Closed
Jan 9- Apr 24 (105 Nights) $4,500 IN55 Iquitos SP14 Internship Apply Online
Fee includes: The fee includes all registration and instructional costs for up to 6 graduate credit hours for
fall, spring, or summer sessions; residential accommodation with a host family; daily breakfasts and dinners with the host family
daily and daily lunches at the school or with the host family; health insurance; international student ID card; T-shirt; full-time
academic and administrative support, visa support.
Not Included: The fee does not include round-trip international airfare; passport;
food (except as noted); books and supplies; personal travel/activity/spending money;
university-assessed fees (e.g. per credit hour technology fee).