Why Should I Pay to Intern Abroad?
You owe it to yourself!
It may seem peculiar that a growing number of college students are actually paying for unpaid internships these days. But, with the competitiveness of the job market and desire of graduates to land jobs in their field of study, paying to intern abroad is well worth the investment.
[caption id="attachment_3306" align="alignright" width="159"] Jenifer, a fashion design intern in Italy said, "Future employers will be able to see that I have a great understanding of the industry and am able to handle tasks that someone else could not thanks to my internship."[/caption]
Take it from Colleen, who turned to Global Experiences: “I knew that the experience and international contacts I would gain would be far more valuable than the cost of the program,” she said about her experience with a non-profit organization in Sydney, Australia. Colleen also got to experience some awesome things she definitely wouldn’t have had if she stayed at home during her summer break. “I hand fed a wallaby on the beaches of Booderee National Park, came face to face with a coiled black diamond back python on a bush trail, and ran with kangaroos across a golf course.”
A customized internship abroad is the perfect solution for those looking to really get an edge over others entering their field of work. Programs like this provide opportunities that students otherwise wouldn’t have in competitive fields where you need relevant work experience prior to the internship. Plus, Global Experiences takes care of all the dirty work for you. We find, negotiate, and match you with an employer. On top of that, our programs include visa support, orientation, on-the-ground support, an international cell phone, and secure housing.
Justin Horowitz, a recent university graduate turned to Global Experiences to help him find a unique internship in art restoration “On my own, I don’t think I ever would have been in contact with the company I worked for,” he said about his summer internship in Florence, Italy restoring Renaissance art.
Before you decide to just stay on campus for you spring or fall semester, consider taking that step outside of your comfort zone and you'll find that the incredible experience you could have abroad is well worth the price tag.
Call our Program Consultants or inquire online today for more information on international internships.