Carbon Offsetting All Intern Participant's Flights

Through our research, we have learned that an international round trip flight is one of the biggest producers of carbon dioxide that a student may generate in one year and it is one of the biggest differences between an internship at home and an internship abroad.

We are committed to our goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2025 in response to the overwhelming global climate crisis.

Big steps, small footprints

What is Carbon Offsetting?

Carbon offsetting is the practice of reducing emissions from CO2 and other greenhouse gases in order to counteract emissions from other sources. Carbon offsetting can be achieved in a number of ways but typically involves supporting projects that reduce CO2 emissions, such as reforestation, green energy, clean water, etc. The carbon offsets through Global Experiences allow interns to reduce their carbon footprints and prioritize sustainability.

Our Green Initiative

Starting in 2020, travel for all intern participants and staff will be neutralized through Global Experiences purchasing carbon credits in a variety of alternative energy, reforestation, and biodiversity projects in critical regions of the world.

What this means is that if you do choose to intern abroad with us, you are making a more sustainable choice. Our student fees are not increasing, but rather we are making the deliberate decision to donate to this practice because we believe strongly it is the right thing to do.

  • We purchased 338 tonnes of carbon credits to off-set the return flights from each of our spring 2020 intern participants!
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Australia Biodiversity

Reforestation in Australia

This is is a multi-species native reforestation project grown on degraded, semi-arid agricultural land that no longer supports viable farming practices. In a region where over 90% of the land has already been cleared, this project is helping to return the environment to its origins in partnership with local indigenous Australians, planting up to 40 native tree and shrub species which are matched to the environment.

Rwanda Project

Safe Water Access in Rwanda

CO2balance works with local groups and NGOs in Rwanda to deliver clean, safe water by identifying and rehabilitating broken-down boreholes. An ongoing maintenance program, alongside water sanitation and hygiene training, ensures a safe and reliable community water supply is maintained.
Each of the 12 micro-projects under this program prevent 10,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions.

Wind Power Project

Wind Power Project in India

This 100 MW wind power plant is located in the district of Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh, India. The project consists of 50 Wind Turbines of 2.0 MW each generating clean electricity. The goal behind this project is to generate over 215 GWh of clean energy and positively impact the lives of local communities. To ensure the best possible outreach to the community, the project has a dedicated site team that works on engaging local stakeholders.

Interns Going Green

We are integrating additional materials to encourage participants to be aware of their impact on the environment including reducing their carbon footprint and ways to be more green while traveling and living abroad.

Interns Going Green
GE Staff Going Green

Staff Going Green

We are developing and adapting green practices on an organizational level. We will integrate these practices with those of our global stakeholders, including university partners, global host employers, and housing partners.

  • Offsetting employee flights for work
  • Drastically reducing paper materials
  • Using FSC certified paper
  • Ramping up our in-office recycling program

Learn More

Watch the below presentation or view our FAQ document to learn more about our green initiatives.

Global Experiences Green Initiative