Tips and Tales From Around the Globe

Understanding Influencer Strengths

Melissa Vivian | November.27.2017

Hello, and welcome back to Global Experiences blog series on Gallup’s Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and the four different Strengths domains and 34 themes it measures! If you are joining us for the first time, please check out the first post on how knowing and applying your strengths can drastically enhance your career as well as our second post delving deeper into the theme of relationship-building strengths. This post will take a closer look at another domain, that of the Influencing strengths and the eight themes categorized as such. 

10 How To’s for Living Like a Local in Sydney

Molly Haskell | September.12.2017

We all rave over Aussie accents and surfer bods, but there is so much more to love about Sydney, Australia, then just the gorgeous people it produces. With warm weather almost all year round, stunning beaches and coastal walks, amazing restaurants and pubs, culture from all over the world, and the Opera House - what’s not to love?

Understanding Relationship Building Strengths

Melissa Vivian | September.11.2017

Global Experiences is widely known in the field of Education Abroad as the premier provider of International Internships and Career Readiness. Global Experiences has been recognized as an innovator in impactful programming due to its customized internship placement process and award-winning Strengths-Based Approach to Career Readiness. 

5 Tips on Overcoming the Language Barrier

Amy Skoba | September.06.2017

So, you’ve decided to take the leap and intern abroad. Congratulations! Surely you are excited and probably have a few worries too. One of the most common fears in going abroad is facing the dreaded language barrier.

How to Live in Dublin Like a Local while Interning Abroad

Carolina Serrizuela | August.23.2017

One of the most storied rainbow myths is that there's a pot of gold at the end of every one. Not only that, but that the pot of gold is guarded by a tricky leprechaun. If you came to Ireland trying to find the pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, you will definitely have many chances to try it because you’ll see this marvelous phenomenon at least once a week.

A Parent's Guide on sending your child to Intern Abroad

Sara Watters | August.21.2017

When you think of your child’s future career, what do you see? What profession are they in? Are they happy? Perhaps as a parent, the focus is too much on the long-term goal. As important, the focus should be - how can you advise and support your child to get there?

How to Live Like a Local in London

Jenepher Mackin | August.04.2017

You’ve made the excellent choice to intern abroad in London, one of the best cities in the world. The land of Harry Potter, The Beatles, James Bond and Winston Churchill. As a wise man once said: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.”

How to Budget in Sydney

Carlie Kidd | July.26.2017

So you’re heading to Sydney for your internship, how exciting! I used to be a Sydneysider myself before becoming an Admissions Counselor for GE, and from my experience I'm here to help make sure that your budget doesn't go down under!

Interning Abroad: How to Convince your Parents

Lauren Plug | July.19.2017

Whether you’re in the beginning stages or the final stages of getting ready to intern abroad, at some point you’re going to want your parents support and input. Having done this for a while, we’re fully aware there are many different kinds of parents.

What is StrengthsFinder and Why Do You Need It?

Melissa Vivian | July.17.2017

Global Experiences uses a Strengths-Based Approach to Career Readiness. What this means is that our program is designed to help interns realize their natural talents and apply them not only to their internships abroad, but to their journey in finding a career they love.

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