Parent FAQs

Have Questions? We have answers!

    Where is the housing?
    The housing will differ for each location ranging from shared apartments to student dorms. We provide housing that is secure and as centrally located within the city as possible.
    Will my child be safe?
    We prepare interns for their time in their host city through pre-departure webinars and discussions about safety. We also guarantee 24/7 logistical, medical, and legal support through a dedicated team of on-location staff.
    Who will my child be working for?
    Global Experiences takes great pride in the quality of internships that we are able to provide our participants. We take the time to get to know our interns and find them internships that will fit the needs of their career goals and interests. We will not know what company your child will be interning for until after he or she has enrolled and gone through our extensive career development process and completed an interview with a potential employer.
    What will my child be doing in their internship?
    Each internship is customized to each person; meaning your child may do different tasks than an intern who held that same internship the year before. Most internships will be 30-40 hours a week and will include hands-on responsibilities. Visit the examples of internships for an idea of what the typical responsibilities are for an intern within a specific industry.
    Are the employers paid to take on an intern from Global Experiences?
    No, we do not pay our host employers. The companies and partners we work with agree to take interns from Global Experiences because they know our company will help them find a qualified, hard-working intern to join their team for the summer, spring, or fall.
    Will my child be offered a job after the internship ends?
    Some interns have been offered full-time foreign job opportunities after the internship ends, but hiring is completely up to the employer. Global Experiences is only responsible for the internship and does not facilitate full-time employment.
    What if something happens before the beginning of the program and my child cannot make it on the program--will we get our money back?
    The initial enrollment deposit is non-refundable, and we have a refund policy in place for the other funds for the program.  The timing of when the cancellation occurs before the program start date will determine how much money we are able to refund or transfer to a future program. If funds have been paid out for program costs like housing or insurance, those funds will most likely not be recuperated. Please speak with a Program Consultant or Program Advisor for more information.
    Why are the internships unpaid?
    Our goal is to find the best possible internship placements that will provide our participants with real-world responsibilities and the skills they will need for the future. We do not want to sacrifice the quality of the internship by only finding paid placements in these cities. We also must follow the legal regulations for visas in each of our host cities.

    When will we know the name of the company that my child is interning for?
    Your Program Advisor will contact your child when a company has expressed interest in interviewing the candidate. Participants must go through the career development process with a Program Advisor prior to interviewing with companies. Interviews can place as early as five months prior to the internship start date.

    Have more intern questions? Contact us to speak with a Program Consultant.