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.

8 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 8 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.

Student Experiences: Fiona M.'s Video Production Internship in Dublin

Emily TahaBurt | October.18.2018

 

Before Fiona applied to Global Experiences spring of 2017, she was happily working full-time with a video production company while taking classes part-time as a digital media graduate student at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. However, even having over two years work experience under her belt, she wanted to continue to boost her skills and understanding of her career field with a new professional experience; so she applied for an internship abroad.

Global Experiences is Excited to Announce: Costa Rica Internships

Dan Elias Bliss | October.16.2018

 

For years, expats and world travelers have flocked to Costa Rica to live the pure life or as locals call it “Pura Vida.” Costa Rica is a beautiful country with a rich history and right in the middle of it all is the capital city of San José.

We’re extremely excited to announce the launch of our international Costa Rica internship program in San José! We chose Costa Rica because of its amazing culture, experiences it offers, and of course all of its amazing internship opportunities.

Studies Show International Experience gets you Hired Faster

Dan Elias Bliss | October.10.2018

 

If there’s one common fear among millennial graduates, it’s finding a good job right out of college. It’s not an entirely unfounded fear as most of us millennials will either be underemployed, or search for employment upwards of six months before landing a job in their career field.

Setting yourself apart in an already tough market becomes even more difficult when your peers have similar degrees and GPAs. However, recent studies by the Erasmus Student Network and different universities found that going abroad is the one true way to stand out and get hired faster.

Student Experience: Alexandria H.'s Interior Design Internship in Florence

Dan Elias Bliss | October.04.2018

 

Every season interns from a wide variety of backgrounds travel to Florence, Italy for a career and life-changing experience. Alexandria H. was part of our summer group and fell in love with everything Florence had to offer. During her internship, the University of Arkansas student got to live like a local Florentine and developed design skills to help her further her studies as an architecture major. Read more about her experience as an international intern in Florence.

How to Talk About Your Internship to Land your Dream Job

Dan Elias Bliss | September.27.2018

 

As an alum of Global Experiences, I know what it takes to transition an international internship into a full-time position. Before going to Stockholm, no matter how many openings I applied for I couldn't get an interview. After my journalism internship, I had interviews for writing jobs across different industries and across the country.

I was even told at more than just one interview that my international experience was the reason they decided to bring me in. Every hiring manager, HR head, and supervisor’s first question was about my time in Sweden. Here are a few of my tips and tricks about how to talk about your internship experience during the job hiring process.

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