Connect-123 develops and administers internship programs in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa; Shanghai, China; Dublin, Ireland; and Barcelona, Spain. In all countries, internship opportunities are hosted by local companies, non-profit organizations, schools, research institutes and health care clinics. In South Africa, study abroad programs are offered through the University of Cape Town.
Good and helpful organization, a bit pricey04/25/2015How could this program be improved?
The internship itself was an enjoyable experience, but I'm not sure the skills I acquired there are very valuable for my future career. The internship felt more like volunteer work because of the focus on manual labor more than participation in the planning process. I would recommend accepting an internship that is certain to significantly improve your professional qualities.
The program fee is quite significant, so I would make sure this is really the best fit for you before accepting the internship.
One tip: try and learn to speak Spanish before coming to Argentina, and take Spanish classes in Buenos Aires. It'll make daily life much easier and more enjoyable!Response from Connect-123Thank you for feedback and we're happy to hear that the internship was enjoyable and matched your academic background. We agree that it's important to research and ask questions and, as part of the placement process, we help by setting up an interview between you and your future supervisor. It's important to us -- and to the local organizations we work with -- that applicants have a full understanding of the role, before accepting an offer. If after asking questions you're still not sure, you can either ask us to keep looking for other options or request a full refund. Regarding costs, based on feedback from our university partners and other participants, while we're not the cheapest, we provide great value for those looking for career-related internships and professional support, at affordable cost. We work with each applicant to keep costs low, finding housing options for you that fit your budget. For example, as part of your placement, you received free housing, which we hope helped offset some costs. We also actively help program alumni, by providing references, advice and contacts to help with your future job search back home or around the world. Thank you again for your feedback and, as a new member of our alumni network, we look forward to continuing to help in the future!
best summer of my life12/23/2014How could this program be improved?
Perhaps a cheaper price. I wasn't going to do this program because of the price and an unpaid internship. I had to work a lot in order to have money to pay for this whole experience. In the future housing should be included for the price of the entire program.