If you’re in a position to do so, consider an international internship. Often times, your financial aid will contribute toward the costs, and what isn’t covered a scholarship can help with. As gointernabroad.com says, “The value of an international internship is best described as a “whole-person development” opportunity because of the growth you will experience both professionally and personally.” Interning abroad says you aren’t afraid to put yourself out there, literally. Curious yet? Check out the websites below!
International Internships is an internship placement company. Find an internship by location, by field, or by the date of deadline. There’s a helpful menu on the side, listing costs, available scholarships, and more.
2. Go Abroad
List which country you’d like to go to, the type of internship you’re looking for, and scroll through their directory!
The world’s largest student-run organization is another great resource for international internships.
Read up on the country you’ll be living in. Check out any intern groups that might already be present in the city you choose. See if there are weekly meetings where you can chat and exchange experiences. Facebook would be a great place to check for this.
2. Learn the Culture
Try to pick up a little bit of the language, see if your family has any long lost relatives there. The more you familiarize yourself with where you’re going, the less scary it will seem.
3. Passport Ready
Get your passport, if you don’t already have it. If you do, check the expiration date.
Read over any paperwork you have if you go through a placement agency. Make sure you have the required shots and healthcare for going overseas.
While placement programs have many perks, remember to check the Better Business Bureau for any complaints the company may have.
Internships are a great experience, as is studying abroad. Doing both at the same time is an even more amazing experience that will help you learn so much! Just make sure you are ready before you go and to enjoy the experience!