I loved my time in Florence and the Global Experiences program. I really liked how each person's experience is tailored to the individual and their strengths.
Global Experiences was founded in 2001 to help university students and young professionals find a career they love through interning abroad. As a pioneer of this growing area of international education we have remained solely dedicated to providing the highest quality academic internship programming available. In 2016 we celebrated 6,000 alumni, a 100% placement rate and over 50 academic partners. Our programs combine world class internship placements with an award winning career readiness program using Clifton StrengthsFinder® through our partnership with Gallup Education.
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.
Global Experiences is widely known in the field of Education Abroad as the premier provider of International Internships and Career Readiness. Global Experiences has been recognized as an innovator in impactful programming due to its customized internship placement process and award-winning Strengths-Based Approach to Career Readiness.
Global Experiences uses a Strengths-Based Approach to Career Readiness. What this means is that our program is designed to help interns realize their natural talents and apply them not only to their internships abroad, but to their journey in finding a career they love.
Academic Credit for International Internship programs is often one of the biggest obstacles to participation. Fortunately students now have many options to gain academic credit and access financial aid, just as they can with study abroad programs. We are happy to discuss the successful academic experiential education models we have developed with Universities around the world or offer students the option to add 6-12 credits through our School of Record relationship with Fairfield University in Fairfield Connecticut.
Effective Summer 2017 any student can request academic credit from our partner Fairfield University. Receive an academic transcript to transfer back credit to your home institution.
Many higher education institutions offer major
or elective credit for internships and GE is happy
to work with academic advisors and students
on program requirements.
GE internships can coincide with faculty-led coursework with an on-site or remote academic supervisor. The course can integrate with a part-time or full-time internship as decided by the instituion.
No credit? No problem. Credit is not required
and all are welcome to participate in a GE
internship without receiving academic credit.
Have an idea for a credit model that you don't see described here? Let us know!
In Summer 2016 Global Experiences announced the formation of an Advisory Board to deepen its ties to the higher education community and further the academic focus of its internship programs. The Advisory Board will focus on key issues in relationship building with universities and employers as well as a forum for innovation and change within the international education community.
The board represents the GE university portfolio including a breadth of large state institutions and small private liberal arts institutions. Global Experiences is grateful for the expertise of its Advisory Board and its contributions to the vision of the company.
Global Experiences is committed to its role within the International Education community. Whether through membership, presenting at conferences or participating in panels, GE values the close bonds and interaction with its partners and the role the broader community makes it advancing broad international goals.
Global Experiences believes that every student has their own strengths and that by focusing on self-awareness and one-on-one development everyone can find a career that they love. Through our unique partnership with Gallup Education, Global Experiences has build an award winning career readiness program that integrates the Clifton StrengthsFinder® assessment into our preparation, placements, and on the ground training for our students.
Global Experiences is committed to providing a safe and healthy learning environment for all students. Through our committed location staff we have consistent contact with participants on location and we have support staff available 24/7. Global Experiences has designed its own Health and Safety training system deisgned uniquely for Internship Abroad Programs through best practices and support from key institional partners and NAFSA’s Resources for Health and Safety in Education Abroad.
Global Experiences recognizes the importance of students making informed decisions about overseas travel. We regularly monitor safety and security in each program location and advise students of any risks that would potentially affect them. We use multiple sources to verify risk including recommendations from the US State Department and other embassy's abroad.