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Meghan Tankersley

As the Inbound Marketer & Lead Storyteller, Meghan wrote a ton of content for Global Experiences. Her blogs cover a wide variety of topics and are packed full of useful information.

Recent Posts

What If Clifton Strengths Were Factions from Divergent?

Meghan Tankersley | March.27.2014

I’ll be the first to admit this to you: I’m a huge nerd. I fell in love with Divergent three years ago and had been slightly obsessed with it until I finished the final installment earlier this year. After seeing the movie last weekend, I was tossed back into the thoughts of what faction would I choose (because I’d be divergent, obviously) which led me to thinking about the Clifton Strengths that we provide all of our participants. What if we divided the Strengths into the Divergent factions?

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Interning Abroad With Siblings

Meghan Tankersley | March.25.2014


Over the past few years, we’ve had many different family members that have interned aboard together including over 5 different sets of twins. We know all the great reasons why someone should intern abroad, but what are the benefits of doing an internship with your twin or sibling? We asked a few of our alumni who interned aboard with a family member to discuss the benefits and challenges of interning abroad with a brother or sister.

12 Fun Facts About Ireland

Meghan Tankersley | March.13.2014

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve collected 12 fun facts about Ireland and St. Patrick that will make you yearn for the rocky shores and rolling green hills of the Emerald Isle!

Jess Taleff, a senior studying Music Business and Technology at Millersville University, is currently interning abroad in Sydney, Australia.  When asked about her experience so far by a student interested in joining the program, she had the following to say:

5 Reasons to Plan Ahead for Your Internship Abroad

Meghan Tankersley | February.27.2014

An internship abroad is a large investment into your time, your money, and your future. We’ve already told you about all the great benefits of doing an international internship, but we haven’t we discussed the great perks of planning ahead to travel abroad.

The Life of a Culinary Intern in Florence

Meghan Tankersley | February.25.2014
Sarah is a culinary intern currently living and working in Florence, Italy. Below is a post titled "Workin' Hard, Drinking Coffee" from her Tumblr page about her first day at her internship. Sarah and the other Global Experience interns have been taking Italian language courses for the first four weeks of the program and will interning for the next six weeks. For more stories (and recipes!) from Sarah check out her blog

"I’m slated to work dinner shifts for the next six days (!!!!!!), meaning that I theoretically have a bunch of time to do things in the morning, but this is only assuming I don’t sleep late. Which unfortunately I can’t seem to train my body not to do when I don’t have an important appointment to keep.

I’ve been meaning to check out the coffee shop scene here, because although it is not as big of a thing to frequent them and hang out there as it is in the States, Florence has a number of bookshop/library/cafe/weplaymusicatnight kinds of spots. Naturally I’m intrigued, as I like books, music, and coffee. So before embarking on my kitchen journey, I went to visit Le Cita’, a sweet little shop right over the bridge. I didn’t bother to check upstairs, where I later discovered there are couches and other more comfortable seating, but I spent a few really lovely hours reading and sipping coffee and being surrounded by a public whose interests were the same.

Top 5 Free Things To Do in NYC

Meghan Tankersley | February.19.2014

Appropriately nicknamed the City That Doesn’t Sleep (because there's too much to do!), NYC is constantly abuzz with festivals, markets, shopping, nightlife, and plenty of really unique people to meet. No matter if you decide to spend a few days or a few months interning in New York City, there is no limit to all of the great places you can discover and many of them completely free!

The Most Romantic Spots in Your Host City

Meghan Tankersley | February.12.2014

In honor of Valentine's Day, we've created a list of the most romantic spots in each of our locations. Of course, most of you do not have a significant other with you during your internship abroad, but it doesn't mean you can't  spend this Valentine's Day falling in love with your new home.

Top 5 Free Things to do In D.C.

Meghan Tankersley | February.06.2014

Thousands of people flock to Washington, D.C. every year to explore the hundreds of great attractions, festivals, and rub shoulders with the USA's political leaders. DC is a smaller, but thriving international metropolis full of entertainment for everyone. Though DC ranks in the top 20 for most expensive cities in the world, there are plenty of great things to do that won't cost a dime!

Words from the Intern: Graphic Design Internship in London

Meghan Tankersley | February.04.2014


Melissa is currently living in London, England and is a graphic design intern for a fashion label. Below is a post from her personal blog about her first day at work and some of her experiences in London through Global Experiences

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