The Great Debate: Study Abroad vs. Intern Abroad

Dan Elias Bliss | May.31.2018

For decades, the typical way for students to see the world was to sign up for a study abroad program. Without much thought, students could enroll through their university to study and spend a few months abroad. Of course, these programs are still widely popular and nearly every college offers them, but as the world changes so does the experience students can have while abroad. 

How Global Experiences Keeps You Safe While Interning Abroad

Dan Elias Bliss | May.29.2018

 

It doesn't matter whether you’re a travel pro or about to embark on your first international adventure, making the transition to live in a new city can be scary. With so many unknowns to sort out on the ground, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, but the risk is worth the reward. Live abroad and you’ll come out stronger, more curious, and more confident.

How to Live in Stockholm Like a Local while Interning Abroad

Dan Elias Bliss | May.15.2018

Having an international internship doesn’t just help you stand out to future employers, it also gives you a fantastic opportunity to live like a local in a foreign city.

Student Experiences: Sarah S.'s Public Relations Internship in Barcelona

Joe Meringolo | January.17.2018

Sarah S. from SUNY - Fredonia knew long before leaving the States how a PR internship in Barcelona would bring out the best of her abilities. “I truly believe that this program can help me gain the skills and connections I need to make my dream come true and I hope to be given the opportunity to do so.” Her dream is to have a positive influence in the world, and in order to do that she knew that it would take hard work that would go beyond an internship. 

Student Experiences: Helmi's Non-Profit Internship in London

Joe Meringolo | October.30.2017

As Helmi was going into her senior year at University of Alabama this past summer, she wanted to expand her worldview and hone her professional skill set and she believes that her internship abroad in London did more than just that. Her story highlights the power time in London, which she notes is “a multicultural city with a rich history,” and that’s a big part why people from around the world are naturally drawn to the city of iconic telephone booths and bright red double decker buses. We’re going to explore Helmi’s life-changing experience with some highlights of her journey and the effect that it’s had on her life.

Student Experiences: Kaylee's Graphic Design Internship in London

Jade De-Terville Martin | September.27.2017

Kaylee is a student at Towson University majoring in Graphic Design. This summer she travelled for the first time outside of the US and flew across the pond for an internship in London. During her time abroad she watched Harry Potter and The Cursed Child live in the theatre (and met the cast!), went to Wimbledon (and met the winners of the men’s wheelchair doubles), and visited Stonehenge, Bath, and Scotland, all while gaining valuable graphic design experience! Read on to learn more about her amazing summer in London. 

Hosting a GE Intern: All the Perks, None of the Work!

Jessica Burns | September.22.2017

Need extra help in the office, but overwhelmed by the idea of taking on an intern? Concerned that it will be too hard to organize the process? Worried that the student you bring on won’t be reliable? Thinking you don’t have the time to vet students and sort through resumes? Let us do the work. At Global Experiences we take the work out of hiring interns by supporting the employer and the intern throughout the entire process. 

How to fund your International Internship

Lauren Plug | June.23.2017

You’ve taken the first, and biggest, step and are thinking about an internship abroad. Good for you! This is one of the best, if not only, opportunities to travel, experience new things, new cultures, new people, AND help your future career!


11 GIFs that Totally Nail Culture Shock

Augusta Viccellio | October.03.2016

What goes into culture shock?

Culture Shock is something that affects most people who make the decision to live, work, or study abroad. But what IS it?

Traveling in Today’s World: Luck Favors the Prepared

Brian Brinkman | December.08.2015

In the wake of the attacks in Paris, we at Global Experiences wanted to share our thoughts and advice on how to best prepare yourself for traveling abroad. While we cannot control things like terrorism or natural disasters, we can all be mindful and aware when we travel to foreign places. Just as we should do our best to be alert of present dangers in our home cities and countries, such as the recent shootings in San Bernadino, CA, preparation is critical to safety when traveling.

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