Tips and Tales From Around the Globe

Virtual Internships Are Here to Stay

Kelsey Bridewell | November.10.2021

 

Have you ever considered interning abroad? Want to work for an international company from the comfort of your own home? Maybe, you need an internship to graduate, and you just don’t know where to start.

With Global Experiences, you can do a professional internship while working remote through our GE Virtuoso program. These virtual internships range across many different career fields, with some of our most abundant opportunities in the Business, Marketing, IT/Computing, and NGO/Non-Profits.

If you have ever dreamed of working internationally, this is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door and create international connections. Our virtual internship program is not only a great way to expand your international network, but also a fantastic professional experience to have on a resume.

There are many reasons to do a virtual international internship through Global Experiences.

Interning Abroad in Edinburgh: First Summer Success Story

Jenni Mullen | November.01.2021

 

This summer, we welcomed the first participants on our new intern abroad program in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Although a much smaller city than London, Edinburgh’s strong and varied economy provided excellent opportunities for our interns, especially in the third sector, tech, and IT industries.

Pandemic Upends Intern Abroad Experience: But Also Lends Opportunities

Emma Freese | October.18.2021

 

Interning abroad is an experience filled with opportunities. Students are given the chance to travel, live, and work abroad, explore a new culture, gain intercultural skills, and so much more.

COVID-19 changed a lot of things, one of which being the world of international education. COVID forced us to adapt and find new ways to gain international experiences, one of which being virtual programs.

After March 2020, our world changed. Instead of shaking hands when meeting new people, we shifted to a wave, or the occasional elbow tap -- and that’s if we were lucky enough to meet in person.

Instead of a small talk at the start of a meeting or class that time was used for people to ask the most important of questions: “Can you hear me?” and “Can you see my screen?”. As Zoom became the most used app on everyone’s computer, virtual internship abroad programs grew in popularity.

7 Reasons Why You Should Intern in Madrid, Spain

Michelle Ortiz | October.04.2021

Madrid is a world-class city being the capital and largest city in Spain.

Holding one of the top GDPs in the world, Madrid showcases its influence in economics, politics, education, fashion, media, science, and culture. This region offers various business opportunities and a stable financial canvas for companies.

Here are 7 reasons why Madrid is the perfect place for your internship abroad:

Why is a Summer Internship Important For Undergraduates And Graduates?

Monika Markley | September.29.2021

No matter at the undergraduate or graduate level, a student’s first priority at university should be, well, their studies. From lectures and seminars to labs and projects, days are filled with class, homework, library study sessions, research, and tutors with the singular focus of excelling at subject matter.

Add in a part-time job or two and some extracurricular activities and there are just not enough hours in the day to add in a professional internship experience!

Consider that after graduation, without an internship, only 43.5% of students got a job offer according to College Recruiter in 2019. Because of this, planning and setting aside the time for an internship during the summer is crucial.

8 Reasons to Intern Abroad in Galway, Ireland

Rebecca Newman | September.23.2021

When my colleagues asked me to write about why to intern in Galway, it was hard for me to narrow down the reasons to only 8!

I studied abroad in Galway, so I might be biased, but it’s one of my favorite places in the world. I have traveled to over 25 countries, and Galway, Ireland continues to be at the top of my list.

Ireland overall is an amazing place. From the striking Cliffs of Moher to the historic Kilmainham Goal prison, and the rolling hills of the Dingle Peninsula, the Emerald Isle has something of interest for everyone. Also, can you beat a perfectly poured pint of Guinness?

Intern abroad in Galway to gain work experience while exploring the local sights and amazing culture of Ireland!

Here are 8 reasons why you should consider Galway for your internship abroad:

You Need to Intern in Edinburgh, Scotland – Here’s Why

Jake Graff | September.17.2021

With the world slowly reopening following the COVID-19 pandemic, you—like many others—might be feeling the urge to get out and explore somewhere new. Why not add an international internship to your resume while you’re at it?

There are so many places to see, it can feel overwhelming to choose one. Here’s why you should consider an internship in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Non-Profit Virtual Internships That Make a Difference

Andrea Hay | July.23.2021

 

Since June 2020, hundreds of students have participated in Global Experiences’ virtual internships around the world. The GE Virtuoso program has helped students gain valuable work experience from the comfort of their own homes.

We work with employers in over 27 countries including Uganda, the Caribbean, Switzerland, India, Lithuania to provide life-changing, impactful experiences. Many of these employers are non-profit or for-purpose organizations doing amazing work that makes a difference in people’s lives and around the world.

COVID-19 Policies to Help You Feel Confident to Go Abroad

Molly Haskell | May.24.2021

 

The world is opening up again! What an exciting time this is for those who are eager to get back out in the world. This is also a time to be cautious and careful as the world still copes with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Universities and other program providers have had varying approaches to their COVID-19 policies. What’s been clear is that transparency plays a huge role. You deserve to be kept informed during these times, particularly regarding decisions that impact you and your plans to go abroad.

Continue reading for important information on AIFS Abroad and Global Experiences cancelation/refund policies, health and safety measures, vaccines, insurance options, and more. Know what to expect with confidence.

Post-Grads: Why You Should Intern Abroad After Graduation And Where

Molly Haskell | May.11.2021

 

As a recent graduate, you are eager to enhance your resumé and start your professional career. The catch, there are so many other college graduates doing the same thing.

So how are you going to set yourself apart from other grads? An international internship is your answer.

There are many reasons why interning abroad should be your next move right after graduation. Here are our top five.

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