Tips and Tales From Around the Globe

Advice to the Graduating Class of 2020

Kate Ziegelstein | May.20.2020

To the class of 2020, completing your college degrees and preparing for the next step–congratulations! Earning your degree is a major milestone and you should feel extremely proud.

Given the pandemic, we understand that you are not getting to celebrate your graduation with family and friends in the way you had always planned.

While the world moves to online classes, remote work, and virtual hangouts and ceremonies, we are thinking of you, the graduating seniors, and we have some well-wishes to share!

There is an element of graduation that is universal–the sharing of thoughts or advice that those who have come before received or would have wanted to hear when they were in your shoes. But graduating in 2020 is also a unique accomplishment that now bonds you and your fellow classmates around the world.

With that in mind, here is what the Global Experiences team would like to share with the graduating seniors of 2020 and some inspirational quotes to help you take the next step.

How to Plan For Your Internship Abroad Next Summer

Kate Ziegelstein | May.14.2020

Staying at home may have you daydreaming about your next big adventure, and lucky for you, you don’t have to wait to get started!

Now is a great time to start thinking about an internship next summer, and don’t stop there—you can spend this time planning and preparing too.

The best thing about planning ahead is that it takes away all the stress.

Need an internship to graduate? Want to gain that professional experience to boost your resumé? Starting now can help you get there in a way that makes you feel prepared, excited, and ready to tackle this new experience.

Here's how to plan for your summer 2021 internship abroad.

 

8 Benefits of a Remote Internship

Lauren Jackson | April.08.2020

Internships are a great opportunity to translate what you’ve learned in the classroom into real-world experience. However, the world we live in right now is limiting your options, making it difficult to find an in-office internship.

Now, virtual internship opportunities are literally knocking at your door! You still have the opportunity to learn invaluable career skills right from your home.

It may sound strange at first, and you may question which skills you’ll gain from an online internship, but there are great benefits to getting international work experience straight from your computer!

7 Tips For Working From Home The Right Way

Inma López | April.02.2020

Many affected by COVID-19 have been forced to work from home. But not everyone knows how to do it effectively.

How can you stay productive, creative, inspired, and live up to all of the expectations that you’ve set for yourself within this new lifestyle?

Here are some ideas how to prepare your space, manage teams, managers, clients, communication tools, and how to adopt remote work progressively.

What Makes a Great Internship Application

Karl Jacobs | March.04.2020

It’s that time of the year when university students around the world are searching and filling out applications for summer internships.

We are often asked, what makes a strong application, where to put certain information, or how a resume should look? There’s no template for the ideal application, because we look at many different things during the admissions process.

As our Admissions Team stays busy reviewing hundreds of new applications throughout the day, here are their top tips for what makes a strong internship application.

10 Tips to Surviving Long Flights

Nick Kundrat | February.20.2020

Today, it’s easier and cheaper than ever to fly anywhere in the world. You can literally hop on a plane and in half a day be on the other side of the planet.

Despite how cool and easy traveling by plane may be, no one can argue that a long flight can also be pretty grueling.

I completed an internship in Sydney, Australia, and it was an amazing experience to say the least. I learned a ton, made professional connections, met life-long friends, and had a blast. The only downfall of traveling from the U.S. to Australia was well… the traveling.

Long flights, layovers, security lines, checking luggage, it can all be a bit overwhelming if you aren’t prepared. Now that I’ve done the 20+ hour trip a few times, I feel like I’ve gotten a grip on how to thrive on these seemingly endless flights.

Here are my top 10 tips for your next trip abroad!

5 Tips on How to Stay Healthy While Traveling Abroad

Nick Kundrat | January.16.2020


20-hour flights, hopping between time zones, and being thrown into foreign cities is enough to fluster even the most seasoned travelers. While traveling and spending time abroad is an absolutely enriching experience, it can take a toll on your health if you aren’t careful.

My name’s Nick -- I’m an exercise science student at Salisbury University and a 2019 Fall Sydney GE Alumni. Growing up and living with Type 1 Diabetes for a majority of my life has been the driving force that has guided me to my purpose, which I truly believe is helping others optimize their health.

I’ve had the chance to work in personal training, strength & conditioning, physical therapy, chiropractic, diabetes education, movement coaching and nutrition and have found value in all of them. I’ve cultivated a drive to learn, educate and empower other individuals regarding their health -- as becoming so health conscious has changed my own life so much, I love sharing it with others.

Through my experiences in the field and time spent abroad, I’ve seen firsthand the importance of living healthy, especially while traveling. So, I wanted to share with you my 5 tips on how to stay healthy while traveling or interning abroad that hopefully you’ll be able to apply to any of your future travel endeavors!

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!

How to Write a Professional Email in 7 Simple Steps

Dan Elias Bliss | June.20.2019

 

Whenever you send a professional email, it's a reflection on who you are both professionally and personally. It doesn’t matter if it’s an email to a potential employer, fellow colleagues, or an outside work connection, you need every email to be perfectly crafted.

A professional email has many different aspects that should be accounted for before sending. Follow our 7 simple steps and you’ll be able to write the perfect professional email every time.

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