Tips and Tales From Around the Globe

NYE Traditions & Celebrations Around the World

Kelsey Norton | December.28.2021




All around the world as midnight strikes and 2022 begins, we all celebrate a little differently. But one of the things we have in common is celebrating the past and the present. As the world starts slowly opening up again, this year we wanted to highlight different New Years traditions and customs around the world! 

Success Story: Charlie's Internship in London

Charlie O. | December.07.2021




There is nowhere quite like London. I first lived here as a college student, when I studied abroad during my junior year. I always planned on going back to London right after I graduated, but I graduated in 2020. You know what that means. Fast forward to a year later, and I'm part of the first in-person program since last March.

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.

Intern Experience: Interning Abroad When The Pandemic Hit

Molly Haskell | July.21.2020

In the months leading up to the coronavirus pandemic, recent graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Rachel, secured a spring internship in Dublin to work in agriculture at a chemical and biology company.

“After graduation, your personal travel time is not a guarantee, especially once you start job hunting or you’ve accepted a job. I thought to myself, “When will you ever have the opportunity to travel and work like this again?”.”

Rachel took some time during her undergrad to plan her internship abroad so she would not have any world travel regrets. She found the Global Experiences intern abroad program and knew it would be the best choice. “I was so surprised to see they had internships in Agriculture/Ecology, and when I did, I could not pass up the opportunity!”

And so she was off -- only for the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the pandemic forced her to return home early.

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!

Intern Experience: Deja's Tourism Internship in Florence

Brooke Matta | March.25.2020

Deja C. is a graduating senior from the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign whose educational background is in Recreation, Sports, and Tourism.

During the summer of 2019, she interned with a tour company in the charming city of Florence, Italy. Overall, she was most excited to step outside of her comfort zone and experience the tourism industry from a new perspective. 

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

10 Takeaways From Interning Abroad in London

Zach S. | March.19.2020

Zach, a student at the University of Southern California, completed a business internship in London and discovered so much professionally and personally.

We asked Zach some questions about his intern abroad experience and here are his 10 takeaways. Plus watch the video below to see what one of his days in London looked like!

Intern Experience: Jackie's Non-Profit Internship in Barcelona, Spain

Karl Jacobs | December.26.2019

Millions of tourists flock to Barcelona every year to enjoy the sun, city, beach, and food. Life in the Catalan capital promotes a unique, cosmopolitan lifestyle.

This past fall, Jackie B. a senior at Texas A&M University, experienced this lifestyle and learned more about the non-profit industry with her internship in Barcelona.

Choosing a city in Spain was definitely difficult. After researching Spain I knew Barcelona would be the best choice for me because of its cosmopolitan lifestyle. This city is urban and new but it has never forgotten its history. The city pride here isn't like anything I have ever experienced."

Intern Experience: Emily's Fashion Internship in Florence

Rachel Vandegrift | December.11.2019

In the Tuscan region of Italy lies a quaint, historic city, home to Renaissance-era art and architecture.

Emily H. indulged in the city’s lifestyle and became a Florentine in no time during her internship in Florence, Italy.

Intern Experience: Natalie's Event Internship in Paris

Karl Jacobs | November.26.2019

For many people around the world, Paris is an iconic city of romance, passion, elegance, and beauty.

Our interns arrive with bright eyes and big dreams, and Natalie C., a student at the University of Michigan, was no exception:

“For me, it’s always been Paris. As a little girl, I was twirling around in my ballet classes and reciting French phrases to my dance teacher. Growing up, I had Eiffel Tower posters up all over my room. In high school, I fell in love with the French language and my class trip to Quebec firmly cemented a dream to see Paris for myself.”

Her dream came true this past summer when she landed an internship in event management in Paris, France!

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