Tips and Tales From Around the Globe

8 Tips to Surviving Your First Week Abroad

Dan Elias Bliss | August.23.2018

 

As a college student or young professional, interning abroad can be one of the most rewarding experiences. It’s your chance to see the world all while gaining valuable professional experience which will take you places in your career. Being abroad is thrilling, but the first week can be overwhelming. You are out of your comfort zone, navigating a new city, meeting lots of people from different backgrounds, and in a new work environment. Don’t worry, once you make it through those first few days, you can make it through anything. Here’s our top tips to surviving your first week abroad.   

5 Reasons to Invest in Experiences Not Things According to Science

Dan Elias Bliss | August.16.2018

 

For decades, researchers thought anyone could find happiness as long as they could buy whatever their heart desired. Being able to buy the big house, the shiny car, or the next great tech gadget meant you were able to buy happiness. A 20-year study by a Cornell University professor is shattering this idea and shows the importance of investing in experiences over things.

Celebrate These Iconic Holidays While Interning Abroad in Barcelona

Dan Elias Bliss | June.18.2018

 

Barcelona is home to endless nights, loud music, bright colors, miles of sandy beaches, and festivals that fill the streets. Matched with a long list of amazing holidays and celebrations - what’s more to love! Check out our guide to Barcelona’s top holidays you do not want to miss out on.

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.

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. 

Top Skills Employers Want from an Intern in 2018

Peter Ballagh | August.10.2017

What do employers look for in an employee? In this question we are not considering the employee’s knowledge and training but the soft skills – the positive professional demeanor which a person might bring to a place of work.

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.

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