Tips and Tales From Around the Globe

6 Things That Every Summer Intern Needs to Know

Madeline | August.15.2016

Maddie is currently a senior at Lafayette College with a major in International Affairs and Spanish and a concentration in Human Rights and Social Justice and the Middle East and North Africa. She spent her summer working at the Global Experiences Headquarters in Annapolis, MD… and loved every second of it!

5 Simple Tips for Finding a Job Abroad

Emily Merson | May.04.2016

With over 5,500 alum from our international internship program  we are often asked “how do I get a job abroad once my program is finished?” Global Experiences International Internship Program is the launch pad for many intrepid globetrotters to build the network and confidence necessary to work abroad. Here’s some simple options for getting that first foot on the career ladder overseas once you finish your program and graduate from college.

1. Go Down Under, Mate

US citizens can work legally and travel in Australia for up to a year on the working holiday visa . Unemployment is low in Australia but Americans enjoy a solid reputation for their great customer service, confidence, and work ethic. Struggling to find that entry-level job in your field from abroad?  Consider part time work in cafes, restaurants and service related businesses while you explore professional opportunities face to face, a much better way to land that dream job. If nothing else, Oz has the highest minimum wage in the world so you can always support yourself while living in this incredible country. Check out the GE network  and connect with alumni for a warm intro to opportunities in Australia.

2. Shamrocks & Entrepreneurship in the Beautiful Emerald Isle

Ireland is a hotbed of activity for startups and is now considered the center of entrepreneurship in Europe. US citizens are eligible for a working holiday visa for Ireland in the year after they graduate and if you happened to have been an intern in Ireland on the Global Experiences program you have probably already have some professional contacts so reach out to them! Ask for informational interviews at organizations where you’d love to work and let them know you are exploring some options to work in Ireland for a year.

3. Teach English Abroad & Get Paid to Travel!

One of the easiest avenues to working and living abroad is teaching English as a second language. It is an experience that has launched many people into global careers, including Global Experiences Co-Founder Stephen Reilly, who taught English in Hong Kong before going on to visit more than 50 countries. Global travel also inspired Mitch Gordon of gooverseas.com, who credits his international teaching experience as the catalyst for starting the fantastic business he created, which helps students and young professionals find unique study, travel and work opportunities abroad. Online courses are a great way to get certified to teach and the International TEFL Academy  is one of the best in the business.

4. Use Your Network, All You Have To Do Is Ask!

During your internship with Global Experiences you were building a network of connections in your professional field whether you realized it or not at the time. Always keep in touch with the people you meet. Share your goals and ask for advice. You will be surprised how helpful they will be. The GE Alumni Community on Linkedin  is also an amazing resource of professionals, many of whom have been in their career for 5, 10 or even 15 years by now.

5. Join a Global Company with a US Office

Your international experience is valuable to many US based businesses, or overseas businesses with offices in the US. All areas of the economy have some global component and your first hand knowledge, network and language skills can be a great way to land your first full time job. You may also consider joining the growing field of International Education, and share your love of the world with others. GE is always hiring- so check out our careers page.

The main thing to remember is perseverance is the key. Don’t get discouraged if things don’t come together quickly or an opportunity doesn’t present itself. Keep to it and you won’t be disappointed. If you want it bad it enough, everything can happen…and it will.

From Lancaster to Dublin

Kelly Holland | April.02.2016

Val is a junior at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, studying Marketing and Management. Val is the recipient of the Jessica Burns scholarship and will be detailing her journey to Dublin. 

6 Reasons You Need to Go Traveling After College

Meghan Tankersley | March.15.2016


Is the joy of graduating starting to fade into stress as you look for your first job after college? We understand how uncertain the future can be, which why we encourage those who aren’t ready to dive headfirst into workforce to consider spending a few months traveling and interning abroad. If interning abroad is not the best option for you, there are still millions of reasons to spend a summer, semester, or year traveling and learning abroad.

How to Make 2016 an Epic Year

Stephanie Perry | March.14.2016

 

Somehow we find ourselves here again.  2016 has officially started and it’s time to figure out how to make this year exceptional.

Top 5 Reasons You Should be Interning in Shanghai

Meghan Tankersley | March.11.2016


China has become one of the most popular study abroad destinations over the last ten year. Join the hundreds of other students that are experiencing the unique beauty of China with an internship in Shanghai. Shanghai is one of the world’s largest cities with a population of over 23 million and is home some of the most modern (and tallest) buildings, traditional Chinese gardens, and hundreds of fun places to visit and explore. If that’s not enough to convenience you to spend a summer in Shanghai then consider all the great benefits of interning in Shanghai, China with Global Experiences:

An Intern's New Year's Resolutions

Kelly Holland | January.05.2016

Val is a junior at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, studying Marketing and Management. Val is the recipient of the Jessica Burns scholarship and will be detailing her journey to Dublin.

7 Gift Ideas for the Traveler on Your List

Jenepher Mackin | December.23.2015

Jen Mackin is an Admissions Counselor at Global Experiences. As a world traveler and alum of the London program ('13) she shares her top travel gifts for the new year. Before your intern abroad in 2016, make sure you stock up on this great travel gear! With your next great adventure right around the corner, consider adding some of these items to your packing list!A Travel Journal

The Study Abroad vs. Intern Abroad Chart

Global Experiences | December.14.2015

If we're traditionally speaking, there’s been no better way for young people to travel all over the world for the past half-century than through Studying Abroad. Almost not even needing an explanation anymore, students can partake in university-sponsored programs, gain credit, live amongst their classmates, and experience a completely new culture for a semester. This was the gateway to the world for a generation of American college students.

Scholarships and Opportunities to Fund your trip Abroad

Global Experiences | December.11.2015

Planning my trip abroad has not only been very exciting but also a learning experience. In the beginning an obstacle I had to overcome was figuring out how I was going to financially support my desire to intern abroad. How am I going to save the money to live in Europe for two months? Searching for an answer to this question I have found an abundance of opportunities available to help me fund my trip. Some of the options that exist to help financially secure your internship abroad include starting a fundraiser/ campaign, reaching out to family, and applying for available scholarships or loans.

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