Tips and Tales From Around the Globe

Finding Your LGBTQ+ Community Abroad & Celebrating Pride

Andrew Parr | June.27.2019

It’s that time of year; more and more rainbows are rolling out at your local Targets and even pasted on plastic mouthwash containers.

Pride is everywhere in the United States, which is completely different from over a decade ago. Gay marriage existed in only select states, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy featured gay men that happened to fit most stereotypes, and many subcultures of the LGBTQ+ were generally unknown to the public at large.

It wasn’t unusual for people from this community to escape to international locations where gender and fashion seemed more fluid - Spain, Italy, and France - just to name a few.

As the U.S. has generally become more progressive in LGBTQ+ rights and certainly enjoys the commercialism, what is the rest of the world doing?

Why do people from these communities all over the world flock to large cities to participate in lavish parades, attend wild parties, and often spend sleepless nights reciting favorite movie/tv lines and dancing to the divas of the past and present?

It’s quite simple. They feel at home.

Celebrate These Iconic Holidays While Interning Abroad in Costa Rica

Dan Elias Bliss | January.10.2019

 

 Costa Rica is known for its unique culture, amazing people, and breathtaking landscapes. Throughout the summer, Costa Ricans celebrate some incredible holidays you won't want to miss while living and interning abroad in San José!

How to Rock Your Internship

Laura Eshelman | September.21.2018

 

Have you landed an internship? Excellent. You rock. Getting internships now can be just as hard as getting a job. You’re in a class with so many smart, determined young professionals. Now that you’ve found yourself with an internship, you should be very proud. Pat yourself on the back and prepare - because it’s going to be a rewarding, fulfilling, and mentally stimulating few months.

Your main goal now is to make an unforgettable impression during your internship. You’ll meet a lot of new people and professionals in your field, complete a range of tasks, and have some solid examples of work you can share with future employers. Here are a few tips and tricks to absolutely crush your internship.

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.

The Great Debate: Study Abroad vs. Intern Abroad

Kelly Holland | May.31.2018

An international experience is a unique way to shape your undergraduate career, and chart a path into the future.

 

The options are endless: a short term study abroad program to earn credits over the summer, a semester-long opportunity in a foreign country to practice a language, or working with an international company in your career field. So how do we choose?

 

The good news is, whether you choose studying or interning abroad, you're making an important step for your future. Living abroad will challenge you in a variety of ways from introducing you to new people and their perspectives, a new culture and way of living, and the ability to see yourself as a global citizen.

Let's take a look at how  those opportunities may vary according to the program you choose.

 

How Global Experiences Keeps You Safe While Interning Abroad

Dan Elias Bliss | May.29.2018

 

It doesn't matter whether you’re a travel pro or about to embark on your first international adventure, making the transition to live in a new city can be scary. With so many unknowns to sort out on the ground, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, but the risk is worth the reward. Live abroad and you’ll come out stronger, more curious, and more confident.

How to Live in Stockholm Like a Local while Interning Abroad

Dan Elias Bliss | May.15.2018

Having an international internship doesn’t just help you stand out to future employers, it also gives you a fantastic opportunity to live like a local in a foreign city.

Snapchat Takeovers: See the World Through our Interns' Lens [Video]

Lydia Theologus | April.30.2018

1 year. 10 international locations. 18 career fields. 28 intern Snapchat takeovers.

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 Live in Dublin Like a Local while Interning Abroad

Carolina Serrizuela | August.23.2017

One of the most storied rainbow myths is that there's a pot of gold at the end of every one. Not only that, but that the pot of gold is guarded by a tricky leprechaun. If you came to Ireland trying to find the pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, you will definitely have many chances to try it because you’ll see this marvelous phenomenon at least once a week.

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