Tips and Tales From Around the Globe

Intern Experience: Deja's Tourism Internship in Florence

Brooke Matta | March.25.2020

Deja C. is a graduating senior from the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign whose educational background is in Recreation, Sports, and Tourism.

During the summer of 2019, she interned with a tour company in the charming city of Florence, Italy. Overall, she was most excited to step outside of her comfort zone and experience the tourism industry from a new perspective. 

Read about Deja's unforgettable experience and watch her video to see what one of her days looked like interning abroad!

10 Takeaways From Interning Abroad in London

Zach S. | March.19.2020

Zach, a student at the University of Southern California, completed a business internship in London and discovered so much professionally and personally.

We asked Zach some questions about his intern abroad experience and here are his 11 takeaways. Plus watch the video below to see what one of his days in London looked like!

What Makes a Great Internship Application

Karl Jacobs | March.04.2020

It’s that time of the year when university students around the world are searching and filling out applications for summer internships.

We are often asked, what makes a strong application, where to put certain information, or how a resume should look? There’s no template for the ideal application, because we look at many different things during the admissions process.

As our Admissions Team stays busy reviewing hundreds of new applications throughout the day, here are their top tips for what makes a strong internship application.

10 Tips to Surviving Long Flights

Nick Kundrat | February.20.2020

Today, it’s easier and cheaper than ever to fly anywhere in the world. You can literally hop on a plane and in half a day be on the other side of the planet.

Despite how cool and easy traveling by plane may be, no one can argue that a long flight can also be pretty grueling.

I completed an internship in Sydney, Australia, and it was an amazing experience to say the least. I learned a ton, made professional connections, met life-long friends, and had a blast. The only downfall of traveling from the U.S. to Australia was well… the traveling.

Long flights, layovers, security lines, checking luggage, it can all be a bit overwhelming if you aren’t prepared. Now that I’ve done the 20+ hour trip a few times, I feel like I’ve gotten a grip on how to thrive on these seemingly endless flights.

Here are my top 10 tips for your next trip abroad!

All You Need is L̶o̶v̶e̶ a Passport

Madison Kujawski | February.11.2020

Life is short, so don’t waste time waiting for others to make travel plans. Stop searching for the perfect travel partner, because sometimes, the best travel buddy is you! 

It’s time to get out your passport and show yourself a little love. Explore somewhere new, learn, grow, and experience things you’ll remember for the rest of your life. 

Here is how your passport will bring you all the love you need:

8 Summer 2020 Internships in London That Will Look Great on Your Resume

Molly Haskell | January.23.2020

As the school semester has only just begun, your summer plans might be the last thing on your mind right now.

Cue thinking to yourself, “I have plenty of time to find a job this summer.” But, if you don’t act now, you might miss out on incredible internship opportunities!

We have full-time internships available all around the world, though some of the best are located in the business global hub of London, England. Many companies in London are looking for dedicated interns to join their team.

London is a buzzing, lively city full of amazing internships in a wide range of majors/career fields -- business, communications, IT, and events to even fashion, museums and more.

It’s never too early to start making your summer plans. Will you be one of the savvy students to plan ahead and land yourself an unforgettable internship experience?

Check out our list of 8 summer internships in London still available!

5 Tips on How to Stay Healthy While Traveling Abroad

Nick Kundrat | January.16.2020


20-hour flights, hopping between time zones, and being thrown into foreign cities is enough to fluster even the most seasoned travelers. While traveling and spending time abroad is an absolutely enriching experience, it can take a toll on your health if you aren’t careful.

My name’s Nick -- I’m an exercise science student at Salisbury University and a 2019 Fall Sydney GE Alumni. Growing up and living with Type 1 Diabetes for a majority of my life has been the driving force that has guided me to my purpose, which I truly believe is helping others optimize their health.

I’ve had the chance to work in personal training, strength & conditioning, physical therapy, chiropractic, diabetes education, movement coaching and nutrition and have found value in all of them. I’ve cultivated a drive to learn, educate and empower other individuals regarding their health -- as becoming so health conscious has changed my own life so much, I love sharing it with others.

Through my experiences in the field and time spent abroad, I’ve seen firsthand the importance of living healthy, especially while traveling. So, I wanted to share with you my 5 tips on how to stay healthy while traveling or interning abroad that hopefully you’ll be able to apply to any of your future travel endeavors!

Global Experiences Announces Green Initiative: Combating Climate Change

Kelly Holland | January.06.2020

 

As we look ahead to 2020, Global Experiences has committed to a goal to be carbon neutral by 2025 in response to the overwhelming global climate crisis.

This groundbreaking green initiative is set to begin with our 2020 internship programs. Travel for all participants and staff will be neutralized through the purchasing of carbon credits in a variety of alternative energy, reforestation, and biodiversity projects in critical regions of the world.

Intern Experience: Jackie's Non-Profit Internship in Barcelona, Spain

Karl Jacobs | December.26.2019

Millions of tourists flock to Barcelona every year to enjoy the sun, city, beach, and food. Life in the Catalan capital promotes a unique, cosmopolitan lifestyle.

This past fall, Jackie B. a senior at Texas A&M University, experienced this lifestyle and learned more about the non-profit industry with her internship in Barcelona.

Choosing a city in Spain was definitely difficult. After researching Spain I knew Barcelona would be the best choice for me because of its cosmopolitan lifestyle. This city is urban and new but it has never forgotten its history. The city pride here isn't like anything I have ever experienced."

Travel The World Through Disney+

Rachel V. and Madison K. | December.19.2019

 

Disney Plus announced... let the bingeing begin! How long have you been waiting to kick back on the couch and watch some of these tv series and movies for hours?

Now that your favorite movies are readily accessible, you'll be acing questions about every character and quote lines for days. But, can you name where in the world it was filmed?

You can use Disney+ as your tour guide of our intern abroad program locations. Get ready to add some of our favorite flicks to your next movie night!

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