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Katherine Adams

Katherine Adams
Katherine fell in love with international travel during college. The GE Admissions Counselor has lived in multiple countries and has visited over 20 countries.

Recent Posts

What is a Gap Year?

Katherine Adams | June.02.2020

For those of you who recently graduated from high school, you could be thinking, “I don’t know what to do with my life.” We get it!

If you’re a current university student who just went through having spring semester switch to virtual and fall semester in limbo, you may be thinking “why am I paying full price for tuition for an online education?”.

Or, you may be a student or young professional who really likes the concept of virtual learning and fully embraces the flexibility and new skills - like internet literacy, digital competency, adaptability, responsibility, and time management.

A gap year is a great option for you all, now more than ever.

With many universities planning to remain online in the fall or those who may be back on campus with more restrictions, it’s safe to say that the “normal” college life is on pause for now. Many students have been forced to look at alternatives like gap year programs.

According to recent surveys reported by Axios, “more than a quarter of college students are questioning whether to return to their current college or university in the fall due to uncertainty around plans to reopen… 35% of prospective college students said they’re planning to take a gap year.”

A gap year is a strong alternative for not only prospective college students but those currently enrolled who are uncertain about what the future of their education looks like.

Intern Experience: Tovah's D.C. Non-Profit Internship Experience

Katherine Adams | April.23.2020

Tovah is a recent graduate from Carleton University in Ontario, Canada. She graduated with a degree in Political Science and a specific concentration in Public Affairs and Policy Analysis.

During the summer of 2019, she interned in the prominent city of Washington, D.C. - the perfect city for her to expand on her studies and gain real world experience.

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

Living Like a Local in Paris while Interning Abroad

Katherine Adams | June.05.2019

 

As the great Audrey Hepburn once said, “Paris is always a good idea”. Audrey was absolutely right. If you are lucky enough to take a trip to Paris, you will instantly understand. There is no comparison to the Parisian charm-- the grandiose attractions and monuments, quaint cafes and bistros, glorious markets, beautiful Haussuman boulevards, and timeless elegance.

Being in the City of Lights is unlike anything you will ever experience but visiting as a tourist versus living like a local are two completely different feats! Below I have outlined a few tricks and tips to experience Paris like a local.

Intern Experience: Hannah's Hospitality Internship in Dublin

Katherine Adams | November.17.2017

University of Mississippi Senior, Hannah Trinkle, is one of the lucky few who has been traveling internationally since the young age of 7! However, she had yet to fulfill her dream of traveling to Dublin. Hannah saw the opportunity to intern in Dublin with Global Experiences as the best of both worlds, by “enhancing her resume as well as opening her horizons by living and working abroad”. Hannah chose to pursue an internship in Hospitality Management and what a great choice this was! With some of the friendliest and most hospitable people in the world, Hannah’s biggest concerns were “getting used to the accent and reading a 24 hour clock”. With little worries, Dublin was sure to instantly embrace Hannah and make her feel right at home. Read on to learn more about Hannah’s amazing summer in Dublin!

The Top 5 Cities for Event Management Internships

Katherine Adams | October.26.2017

Are you energetic, creative and innovative? Do you have a keen eye for detail, flawless organization and great interpersonal skills? Have you ever considered using these incredible qualities towards a future career? Then listen closely, because you may have what it takes to be in the Event Management business! 

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