Tips and Tales From Around the Globe

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.

Where You Should Travel Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Dan Elias Bliss | April.04.2019

 

Planning a trip and deciding where to intern abroad can seem like impossible tasks. All of our 12 host cities offer once in a lifetime experiences, and we understand how tough it can be to figure out which one will provide just the right balance of career development and thrilling adventures. 

Some interns choose their destinations for the culture, career field, or because they’ve always wanted to live in a certain city. Based on your astrological sign, we’ve found the perfect host city and work culture for you.

Christmas Around the World: How 9 Countries Celebrate

Dan Elias Bliss | December.20.2018

 

It’s that magical time of year when streets come to life with bright lights and people are full of joy. Around the world, holiday celebrations are in full-swing with each country celebrating in its own unique way. Check out some of the wonderful and weird ways our host cities celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

Reading Body Language Fluently Around the World

Jessica Dais | December.05.2018

 

As an intern living abroad, understanding body language cues both in and outside of the workplace is crucial. When practiced correctly, body language such as eye contact, facial expressions, and posture can greatly enhance everyday communication.

However, there are some gestures you’ll want to stay away from depending on where you are in the world! For example, in China, it’s very common to stand close to someone who is speaking, but in the United States, the same proximity might make the speaker feel uncomfortable.

How can you know which types of body language are appropriate for the country and culture you’re in? Keep reading for some helpful body language pointers for some of our top locations.

Intern Experience: Julia’s Marketing Internship in Sydney

Andrew Parr | September.14.2018

 

Where to go when you don’t know what to do? Julia knew. Take a gap year and travel abroad. Julia S., now a student at Princeton University, found herself vying for an experience to supplement a year without a formal education.

At the age of 18, she flew to the opposite side of the globe for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. She would be spending her next twelve weeks interning abroad in a country, a continent she had never stepped foot in.

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! 

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?

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!

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