ASU World Innovators (AWI) Study Abroad Program

About the Program

The ASU World Innovators Internship/Study Abroad program allows students to work directly with ASU World Innovators (AWIs) around the world on projects ranging from entrepreneurship in Morocco to refugee support in Jordan to democratization in Georgia. The program is led by top foreign policy and national security experts who have vast experience developing policy & leading programs. AWI offers a high-value internship experience at a competitive cost. 

*Applications now closed for 2023. Stay tuned for more info about Summer 2024.

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Program Examples


Refugee Education


Non-profit Marketing & Branding Strategy


Anti-Corruption Capacity-Building


Empowering Vocational Education and Training (VET)



Countering Child Labor/Human Trafficking

Program Leaders

Lieutenant General Benjamin Freakley (ret.)

Professor of Practice | Special Advisor to President Crow on Leadership Initiatives

Michael C. Polt

Ambassador Michael C. Polt

Professor of Practice | ASU Ambassador-in-Residence