Connect-123

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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.

Connect 123 Interns Abroad

Programs from Connect-123

  • Connect-123 Interns in Cape Town
    South Africa
    The Connect-123 internship program in Cape Town offers interns the opportunity to participate in a variety of internships in...
    17 reviews
  • Human rights interns in Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    Participate in this extraordinary international internship that is personalized and tailored to your interests and...
    17 reviews
  • El Poble Espanyol in Barcelona
    Spain
    Intern abroad in one of the most popular destinations in Europe, Barcelona! Spain is one of the most traveled destinations,...
    15 reviews
  • China
    Join Connect-123 for a professional internship in Shanghai, China! The center of economic development, Shanghai has much to...
    8 reviews
  • Explore Dublin interning with Connect-123
    Ireland
    Intern abroad in Dublin, Ireland with Connect-123! This is your opportunity to intern abroad in one of the most popular...
    8 reviews
  • View of Cape Town, South Africa
    South Africa
    Volunteer abroad in Cape Town with Connect-123! Explore one of the most stunning cities in the world while giving back to...
    1 reviews

Program Reviews

  • Vei S
    Age: 19-24
    Male
    Netherlands
    Other
    Good and helpful organization, a bit pricey
    04/25/2015

    Connect-123 have done a good job in setting me up with an internship that matches my academic background. They were very helpful in making sure I got the chance to talk well with the host organization before taking the internship. For my internship I was working outside of Buenos Aires, so I did not get to spend a lot of time with other interns or participate in the activities, but whenever visiting BA they were keen to connect me with other interns.

    How 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!

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  • Shanley
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    San Francisco
    Santa Clara University
    Choose Connect!
    04/17/2015

    Right from the start I felt welcomed into my marketing internship experience. The first day I jumped right into hands-on tasks and learning the ins and out of the company. I was able to achieve a lot for the company and learned a ton of skills that I'm now taking with me to look for a career.

    How could this program be improved?

    More day trips to surrounding areas- like the Tigre trip.

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  • Jen O
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Boston
    Northeastern University
    I don't want to leave!
    03/20/2015

    I have learned a lot through my internship, but also through the city I have explored and the people I have met. Highly recommend! The staff is awesome and the people are so friendly. I truly enjoy going to Connect events, as well as my internship. I wish I didn't have to leave so soon!

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  • claire
    Age: 25-30
    Female
    Adelaide, Australia
    University of South Australia
    AMAZING experience
    02/20/2015

    My work place was walking distance from where i was living so every day i would be able to walk through beautiful Buenos Aires to my internship, and it is beautiful. My work place were encouraging of me getting around and seeing beautiful Argentina and therefore flexible with my work times. The work experience its self was really great. i was given trust and responsibility through my time there and felt like i was truly helping to make a difference. Everyone was so friendly and through Connect 123 i made some friends fro life who truly made the journey a wonderful one.

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  • Cindy Tran
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    London, Ontario, Canada
    University of Western Ontario
    best summer of my life
    12/23/2014

    This is the first time I have travelled alone and lived in a foreign country. Connect 123 not only gave me such an amazing opportunity as a pre-med student to work with children at a public hospital but also helped me prepare everything I need (such as housing) before my arrival, picked me up and made sure I was comfortable when I arrived and met up with me during my stay to make sure everything is ok (you have a lot of freedom so it's not like they were constantly on your back). Katie and Paula, especially Paula, were so friendly, and helpful. Also you become really close with other Connect123 interns because there are a lot of social events when you are not working.

    The biggest difficulty is the spanish. I knew basic spanish beforehand but in Buenos Aires, especially where I worked, no one spoke english and spoke Spanish really quick. It is definitely a challenge, but it forces you to really learn and speak the language. The people there are understanding and nice to foreigners as well. I worked every morning, weekdays. When I was not working, I explored Buenos Aires which is a very fun city and has a crazy nightlife. On the weekends/holidays I travelled Argentina.

    This entire experience is a win/win. I gained valuable work experience in a hospital while learning another language, and also managed to travel and meet new friends from all over the world.

    How 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.

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