Tips and Tales From Around the Globe

Intern Experience: 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.

The Top 5 Cities for Event Management Internships

Katherine Adams | October.26.2017

Are you energetic, creative and innovative? Do you have a keen eye for detail, flawless organization and great interpersonal skills? Have you ever considered using these incredible qualities towards a future career? Then listen closely, because you may have what it takes to be in the Event Management business! 

Saying NO to FOMO: Why Miss Out on Interning Abroad?

Kelly Holland | September.29.2017

An entire semester in another country; how did she survive? 14 weeks, 98 days, 2300 hours away from campus. It’s a tough job, but she chose to do it. Who would sign up for something like this? A smart undergraduate, that’s who.

Intern Experience: 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. 

5 Tips for Advising Students on International Internships

Kelly Holland | September.13.2017

Advising for an international experience is not always easy. While most study abroad advisors are confident with tips on academic credit, living abroad, succeeding in another culture, and how to choose a program, they may not be ready for working with a student seeking a professional experience abroad.

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.

After Interning Abroad: How to Stay Connected to your Experience

Jenepher Mackin | August.29.2017

You’ve done it. You completed your internship abroad. You took risks, met new people, learned new skills and impressed yourself with just how much you’ve grown.

 

Thought getting there was the hard part, right? Packing your bags, remembering your passport, and embarking on this massive adventure. While I applaud you for chasing your dream, you’re wrong. The hard part is just beginning. You have to go home. 

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?

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