Tips and Tales From Around the Globe

All You Need is L̶o̶v̶e̶ a Passport

Madison Kujawski | February.11.2020

Life is short, so don’t waste time waiting for others to make travel plans. Stop searching for the perfect travel partner, because sometimes, the best travel buddy is you! 

It’s time to get out your passport and show yourself a little love. Explore somewhere new, learn, grow, and experience things you’ll remember for the rest of your life. 

Here is how your passport will bring you all the love you need:

Travel The World Through Disney+

Rachel V. and Madison K. | December.19.2019

 

Disney Plus announced... let the bingeing begin! How long have you been waiting to kick back on the couch and watch some of these tv series and movies for hours?

Now that your favorite movies are readily accessible, you'll be acing questions about every character and quote lines for days. But, can you name where in the world it was filmed?

You can use Disney+ as your tour guide of our intern abroad program locations. Get ready to add some of our favorite flicks to your next movie night!

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.

A Guide to the Best Instagram Hotspots Around the World

Brooke Matta | September.18.2019

We live in such a connected world that traveling means sharing your experiences online with your friends and family. If you’re a prolific poster, everyone who follows you on social media sees what you’re seeing, where you’re going, and probably even what you’re eating.

Instagram is currently the most popular platform to post real-time photos and video updates -- it has the capacity to turn a hidden gem into an “Instagram hotspot” overnight. All it takes is a few beautiful photos and geotags to showcase a new travel spot to the Instagram community.

You’ll undoubtedly want to see the sites that your host city is famous for while living and traveling abroad during your international internship. So, we’ve compiled a list of 47 Instagram hotspots for you to visit in each city, but we also encourage you to venture off the beaten path and find some hidden gems yourself!

Where You Should Intern Abroad Based on Your Favorite Reality TV Show

Andrew Parr | September.13.2019

It’s that time of year! Television Primetime is coming off of their summer hiatus (primarily because the rest of the world is traveling) and streaming into our living rooms. Between on demand, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and now Disney+, the television scene is sizzling!

Reality shows are becoming increasingly popular, but have you ever considered what reality show might say about your travel persona? Press play and find yourself living the reality abroad.

Top 10 Tips For Traveling Solo

Emily TahaBurt | August.22.2019

In London, I hugged my friends goodbye as she headed to the airport. Wandering around trying to figure out where I was going next, I realized I was now entirely on my own in an unfamiliar city.

Here I was, the last of a group of three to still be traveling, but I was so anxious about getting lost or losing my wallet that I struggled to even enjoy it. I had a few weeks until I joined my family in Egypt and hastily made arrangements to travel alone for the first time in London, Barcelona and Athens, where I would then take a short flight to Cairo.

While traveling with my friends, they seemed to know exactly where everything was, always made itineraries that seemed to make the most sense, looked at maps and found the cheapest routes. I still needed to build the confidence and skills they had. So traveling with my friends was a practice run - now was my time to experience traveling solo.

Traveling alone was something I definitely never considered or thought was an option for myself. But by the end of the journey I made on my own, it ended up being one of my favorite travel experiences and I’ve traveled several times alone since.

Here’s what I learned from my solo travels, why I travel alone (and why you should too), and my top 10 tips!

6 Don't-Miss Holidays in London and Dublin

Dan Elias Bliss | August.08.2019

 

History and modern day meet in London and Dublin, but what remains the same, their incredible holidays. Both of these terrific cities are full of late nights and long celebrations. Check out our guide to don't-miss holidays you’ll want to celebrate during your international internship in London or Dublin.

GE Team Shares Favorite Memories From Around The World

Global Experiences | August.02.2019

 

Global Experiences is made up of world travelers. We have spanned the globe and touched nearly every corner of the world.

From study abroad, work visas, long holidays, or our own international internships, our team has made memories abroad that will last a lifetime. Read on for our team's favorite stories around the world!

Ireland’s Most Recognizable Sites in Pop Culture and Films

Emily TahaBurt | July.17.2019

 

While interning abroad in Dublin, naturally you want to take advantage of your free time and explore the city. It’s tempting to want to see as many of its most popular sites as possible, from Trinity College to Grafton Street to Kilmainham Gaol.

That said, the beauty of the Irish landscape and countryside is common knowledge as well, but less known is that it contains some of the most recognizable sites in pop culture and films that you may not even realize.

Among the highest-grossing movie franchises, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars, and most-viewed television show of all time, Game of Thrones, feature Ireland’s stunning landscape. These franchises and their fantasy theme, embrace the scenic staggering cliffs, rolling green fields, and rocky beaches that seem wild and magical - a place where adventure happens.

This puts Ireland on your next go-to list, not only learn about the history of a fascinating country, but to also enjoy some of the sites of your favorite nerdy movies. Read below to find out how you could be walking in the shoes of some of your favorite and most iconic characters across Ireland.

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