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.

Global Experiences Celebrates 20 Years

Emily Merson | April.22.2021

Global Experiences started with the goal of helping US students gain professional experiences abroad.

In 2001, the birth of the internet made it possible for young and unfunded entrepreneurs to create a storefront in a totally new way.

Edinburgh and Galway Internship Programs Debuting Summer 2021

Global Experiences | August.20.2020

Over the years, our most in-demand locations for internships abroad have remained in Ireland and England. Many university students are requesting English-speaking locations and looking for placements in industries that are well suited to those cities.

Through further research and with these key factors in mind, Global Experiences is pleased to announce that we are opening intern abroad programs in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Galway, Ireland! We look forward to welcoming our first participants to these cities in summer 2021.

Find out more about these fascinating European cities below.

Global Experiences’ Virtual Internships Has Landed

Molly Haskell | April.16.2020

Excitement was flowing and wanderlust was in the air -- spring interns were enjoying their time abroad and others were getting ready for their summer adventures. That was before we heard the word “pandemic,” first used by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020, in reference to the rapidly-spreading coronavirus.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put experiences on hold in a dramatic way. It has brought challenging and uncertain times to countries around the world and disrupted many plans.

We care about each and every one of our program participants, which is why we made the decision to end our spring programs early and proactively cancel our summer intern abroad on-location programs.

This disruption forced us to think about our mission in a different light -- How to adapt? How to continue providing life-changing experiences around the world if our participants are unable to board a plane and travel abroad?

We may be in isolation, but we are not alone. Let's put mobility challenges aside and do something impactful for the future of work and career paths of our participants.

Global Experiences Announces Green Initiative: Combating Climate Change

Kelly Holland | January.06.2020

 

As we look ahead to 2020, Global Experiences has committed to a goal to be carbon neutral by 2025 in response to the overwhelming global climate crisis.

This groundbreaking green initiative is set to begin with our 2020 internship programs. Travel for all participants and staff will be neutralized through the purchasing of carbon credits in a variety of alternative energy, reforestation, and biodiversity projects in critical regions of the world.

Exploring the Berlin Wall on the 30th Anniversary of its Fall

Duncan Hamshere | November.22.2019

This year will mark 30 years since the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall stood for 28 years, which encompassed a period of history that marked a high point in tension, fear and folly between the world’s major powers during the Cold War.

For any visitor to Berlin, viewing the sections of the Wall that remain and understanding what the Wall meant and what it has led to are a must. 

Learn more about Germany’s culture and explore these six memorial sites to embrace the fall of the Berlin Wall.  

Finding Your Jewish Community Abroad & Celebrating the High Holidays

Kate Ziegelstein | September.27.2019

 

Active Jewish communities can be found in every corner of the globe. Outside of Israel, the world’s largest Jewish population is in the United States. Other countries included in the top 10 may surprise you! France is third on the list, the UK is sixth, and Germany and Australia round out the top 10.

While there are three main denominations within Jewish practice (Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform), identifying as Jewish does not necessarily mean “religious.” There is also cultural Judaism, and many people who identify as Jewish consider themselves secular.

Introducing: 3 New Internship Abroad Program Locations

Kelly Holland | September.04.2019

It is with great excitement that we announce not one, not two, but three new European cities for the Global Experiences catalog! Applications are now open for our Summer 2020 internship abroad programs in:

  1. Berlin, Germany
  2. Madrid, Spain
  3. Rome, Italy

So how did we get there? Through the work of our executive team, we are able to investigate what new locations are best suited for internships. This means looking closely at capacity, housing, placement opportunities, industry, and much more in the area. Take a look at some of our favorite things about these new destinations and why you should intern abroad in Berlin, Madrid, or Rome!

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