International & Practical Experience

Offering Hands-On, Career-Relevant Skills

Hands-on international experience is a definitive element of our educational approach. Through internships, cross-disciplinary courses, research and experiential learning—at DU and around the globe—we ensure you have the opportunity to receive the practical experience you need to thrive. 

Our degree directors are focused on creating educational experiences that address real-world challenges. The School is home to a number of research centers, institutes and clinics that allow students to gain valuable research and internship experience. We also encourage you to study abroad and learn a foreign language to widen your cultural perspective and articulate solutions with regional stakeholders. 

We also help identify employment opportunities in your area of expertise. Actively mapping your career early on allows you to pinpoint and develop skills that your ideal employers specifically seek. Furthermore, many of our staff, faculty and visiting professors are actively engaged in the field and offer career-focused guidance to current students and alumni.

Hands-On Learning

Study Abroad

Studying abroad is a requirement for most Korbel programs, allowing us to offer a truly international education.

Explore Study Abroad

Centers and Institutes

You're encouraged to work alongside and network with world-renowned scholars, practitioners and experts.

Research Centers & Institutes


We offer a research seminar series in which PhD students, faculty and researchers evaluate works-in-progress. 

Research Seminar Series


During interterm, the period between quarters, you can pursue unique on-campus and travel courses.

There are two interterms each year, which are scheduled immediately after the Fall and Winter quarters.

Courses offered include:

  • The Developmental Trajectory of Modern Brazil
  • Culture and Politics in Japan
  • Devising Activism: Creating Performance with LGBTQ Refugees in Cape Town, South Africa

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14th We're ranked 14th among master’s programs for policy careers in international relations. Foreign Policy Magazine

30 Korbel students hail from over 30 different countries.

$12M Approximately $12 million in research funding.


​Experience a truly international education through our study abroad programs.

Study Abroad