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Global Experiences is an award-winning international internship provider. Since 2001, Global Experiences has sent over 8,000 students and young professionals abroad to have the professional experience of a lifetime.

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Internship Success Stories: Where Are They Now?

Global Experiences | July.20.2015

GE Intern Jenna Hecker caught up with Italy program alum Cassandra Santoro about how her past, present, and future, have been impacted by her international internship.

Be Better, Not Bitter

Global Experiences | July.07.2015

Michele St-Amant, who is our RA in Washington D.C, shares her experience about why recent college graduates should focus more on finding meaning work experience through an internship, than being upset about the state of the economy.

Part II: Travel Insight from Our Admissions Counselors

Global Experiences | June.29.2015

Last week’s segment of travel insight from our Program Admissions Counselor spoke about what they have learned about their home country through travel. This week our Program Admissions Counselor share what they have learned about themselves through travel.

Your International Internship won’t be perfect. That’s OK!

Global Experiences | June.18.2015

Global Experiences intern Stephanie Mellinger shares her insight on some of the curveballs you might encounter while living abroad, and how to handle them.

Travel Insight...Take It From Us We've Been There!

Global Experiences | June.12.2015


When you inquire about an internship with Global Experiences, the first person you will speak with will be one of our Program Admissions Counselors - Augusta, Brian, Carli, Liam, and Stephanie . They have all traveled extensively, which has lead them to experience many cultures, try things they never thought to expect and absorb as much knowledge as possible about the locations they have visited. Travel broadens the mind and allows you to see others and yourself from a different or new perspective. They are here to tell you about their experiences: how it has changed them and what they have learned about themselves. They are here to tell you about their experiences: how it has changed them and what they have learned about their home country through travel.

Global Experiences Wins 2015 Innovation Award

Global Experiences | June.04.2015

For the second year in a row, international internship provider Global Experiences has won the Innovation Award for its internship programming. In 2014 the company received the award for its partnership with Gallup Education and its implementation of the Clifton Strengthsfinder assessment for professional development coaching before, during, and after programs.

Emily Merson Honored as 2015 Enterprising Women of The Year

Global Experiences | March.27.2015




RALEIGH, NC and ANNAPOLIS, MD – Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women magazine, has announced the winners of the 2015 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, an annual tribute to the world’s top women entrepreneurs. Emily Merson, President and CEO of Annapolis-based Global Experiences, will be honored for her entrepreneurial achievements at the 13th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards & Conference, Sunday, March 29 to Tuesday, March 31 at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

You Know You're (Becoming) Parisian When...

Global Experiences | February.26.2015

This is a guest blog from Emily Smith. Emily is a student from Salisbury University, currently interning abroad through her school and Global Experiences. Here, she shares some of her thoughts on what has been like to become a local in Paris.

We Create Leaders

Global Experiences | August.27.2014

“What do you do?” As a 20-something living near Washington DC, I often face this question: in bars, group meetings, first dates, and even at the gym or on the bus. My usual prepared statement is “I prepare students for international internships through a third-party provider, from the time they enroll in our program until their ‘wheels leave the ground,’” and I usually provide context to this statement by explaining that our organization is somewhat like a study abroad provider, yet we give students and young professionals the opportunity to work abroad rather than study. People will often say “That’s cool,” or “Oh, fun! Do you get to travel a lot?” and then the conversation moves on. In perusing through the June 2014 issue of the Harvard Business Review today, however, I’ve discovered my new elevator speech:

5 Reasons Why You Need to Intern Abroad this Summer

Global Experiences | February.10.2014


Skimming through the archives of one of my go-to news sites, PolicyMic, I was aghast to come across an article that goes against everything I believe in: 5 Reasons College Students Should Not Study Abroad. At first glance, I assumed that this was a pressure point piece, being controversial as a way to assure a rush of comments and readers.

After scrolling down to the comments, my belief about how great travel is was affirmed by the 50+ responses  from outraged wanderlusters like myself, who all shared my opinion that living abroad is the experience of a lifetime.

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