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.  

How the Gig Economy is Shaping the Future

Dan Elias Bliss | April.18.2019

 

A new type of economy is causing a major shift in the American workforce. The gig economy is an emerging way to work that focuses on short-term or temporary jobs. The concept of freelancing is nothing new, but in the last few years, Americans have been drawn to gig jobs more than ever before. 

The trend doesn’t look to be stopping anytime soon and will have a major impact on younger generations. Find out what the gig economy is all about and how the idea of success is being redefined.

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.

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!


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.

How I Funded my Internship Abroad

Stephanie Perry | March.12.2015

The moment you start your first part-time job, you experience the thrill of your first paycheck. From that day forward, you are introduced to the concept of adulthood and what it means to take care of yourself, save money, and spend responsibly. A steady income makes us accountable, responsible, and realistic while forcing us to prioritize how that money will be spent.

How to meet locals in Paris (and around the world!)

Jordan Caley | March.03.2015

Jordan Caley is Global Experiences’ location Coordinator in Paris, France.

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