Top 8 Reasons to Intern in Dublin

Lara Schenke | December.11.2018

 

With an ancient history and modern mindset, Ireland’s capital is an amazing city to intern in.  Filled with humor, fun traditions, and a majestic landscape, there are many different reasons to chose Dublin for your international internship. Keep reading to discover some of our top reasons you should intern and live in Dublin, Ireland.

Reading Body Language Fluently Around the World

Jessica Dais | December.05.2018

 

As an intern living abroad, understanding body language cues both in and outside of the workplace is crucial. When practiced correctly, body language such as eye contact, facial expressions, and posture can greatly enhance everyday communication.

However, there are some gestures you’ll want to stay away from depending on where you are in the world! For example, in China, it’s very common to stand close to someone who is speaking, but in the United States, the same proximity might make the speaker feel uncomfortable.

How can you know which types of body language are appropriate for the country and culture you’re in? Keep reading for some helpful body language pointers for some of our top locations.

Student Experiences: Heather G.'s Marketing Internship in Barcelona

Kayla Lucrezi | November.29.2018

 

What happens when you travel to Barcelona with your family and fall completely in love with the city? You decide to intern there and call it your home for a few months! At least that’s what Heather G. did the summer before her senior year at Carnegie Mellon University. Heather, a behavioral economics and psych major, hopped back on a plane and completed a marketing internship in Barcelona, Spain

10 Must-Have Travel Apps for Your Adventure Abroad

Dan Elias Bliss | November.20.2018

 

You’ve nailed the interview, landed your dream internship, and soon you’ll be setting off for a once in a lifetime adventure. There are the few essentials all world travelers need -- cash, ticket, passport, and of course, a phone. Though we don’t want you staring down at your phone your whole time abroad, there are a few apps to make living in a new country a bit easier. Check out these 10 apps you should download for your internship abroad.

Strategic Thinking Strengths - Helping Teams Make Good Decisions

Melissa Vivian | November.16.2018

 

Harnessing the power of your strengths requires fully understanding how they manifest, being able to acknowledge when you are using them, and then reflecting on the positive benefits of performing at your best. This self-reinforcing loop is the mechanism by which we self-actualize, or realize our full potential. When you create the opportunities to do what you do best every day, you'll notice profound effects on your career.

13 Alumni Share Why They're Thankful for their International Internship

Dan Elias Bliss | November.13.2018

 

The holiday season is in full swing -- and everyone’s favorite day of family, football, food, and giving thanks is almost here. At the Global Experiences’ headquarters, we asked ourselves, “what part of their international experience would our interns say they were most thankful for?” From experiencing a new culture, to making lifelong friends, and of course an amazing professional experience, there’s so much to choose from.

So, we asked them! It warmed our hearts to receive a wide range of amazing answers from past interns from different career fields and from our different host cities. Read on for 13 testimonials from some of our thankful alum.

Student Experiences: Nikkie S.’s Art Education Internship in Florence

Brooke Matta | November.08.2018

 

Nikkie S. is a recent grad from San Francisco State University whose educational background is in Studio Art. During the fall of 2017, she landed an internship in her dream city of Florence, Italy. She felt that it was the perfect location for her to gain professional experience in both art and education. Read more about Nikkie’s unforgettable experience, and watch her Snapchat takeover to see the day in the life of a Global Experiences’ intern.

Why Pay for an Unpaid Internship

Global Experiences | November.05.2018

 

If you're in college or are about to graduate, getting an internship abroad is the best way to begin your journey towards finding your dream career. Internships provide you the professional development you need to enter into the work-force and give you the time to acquire valuable professional experience.

Student Experiences: Jenny L.'s Fashion Design Internship in Paris

Dan Elias Bliss | November.01.2018

 

Where do you go when you’re an aspiring designer and want to break into the world of fashion? To the fashion capital of the world Paris, France, of course! Jenny L. spent her summer in city of lights experiencing first-hand the city’s world-renowned fashion culture. During Jenny’s internship, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) student got to live like a real Parisian and further her career in fashion. Read all about her experience as an international intern in Paris, France.

Top London Film and Pop Culture Locations to Visit

Kristi Philius | October.26.2018

 

Everyone has a bucket list when traveling to somewhere new - even when your primary reason for being there is for your fabulous new internship. After you’ve hit all the hot spots, it’s time to explore some equally exciting highlights. Join me as I share a few tourist destinations where you can snap a pic for the ‘gram at eight of your favorite book, TV show, and film locations around London, England.

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