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Take a moment and imagine yourself at the peak of a lush mountaintop, looking far across the valley to where the skyline and the sea begin to blur. Tropical plants cover the floor beneath you, and stunning white sand beaches surround the circling coastline. This place isn't simply a dream or a fantasy.
Mauritius, the absolutely gorgeous island nation, thousands of miles from the African coast and in the middle of the Indian Ocean, is one of Africa's best-kept secret hotspots. With a mixture of people from Indian, African, Chinese, and European descent, Mauritius truly presents a vibrant culture. The island's budding tourism industry has provided a boost to its economy, and encouraged new business. If you're looking for a promising professional internship experience in a beautiful place, go intern in Mauritius!
The key to finding an internship in Mauritius is to begin your research early! Determine the type and length of the internship you want, as well as your personal and professional goals for your time abroad. A slightly more traditional way to find an internship is to look for certain companies and organizations that interest you and reach out to them with a cold email and resume. However, there are also several third-party program providers that are more than willing to organize an internship program for you. These internship programs often require an application process, so be sure to look out for any deadlines!
The cost of living in Mauritius is relatively low compared to most Western nations, although not quite as low as some other African countries. Most Mauritians pool their salaries and live with a large extended family so that costs are reduced; however, expats and foreigners tend to live in rented apartments or houses. To reduce your cost of living as an intern, consider sharing housing costs with others. Many locals earn less than 10,000 Mauritian rupees a month, and are able live a simple life. As an intern, you may choose to go grocery shopping at the local supermarket, or sample authentic Mauritian dishes on the road. It's up to you to design your lifestyle abroad! Below are some examples of living costs in Mauritius. Keep in mind that 1 US dollar is approximately equal to 31.10 Mauritian rupees.
Mauritius's work and labor laws, establish employment contract requirements, wage information, and, health and safety standards for employees. Unless you have a work visa, international interns in Mauritius will most likely be unpaid, but this depends on the internship program and company or organization.
As a country largely known for being a fantastic vacation scene barely short of paradise, Mauritius has much potential as a major tourist hotspot. The ever-growing tourism industry and international business development in Mauritius continues to seek interns from all over the world. Who would say no to the opportunity to travel and work on a beautiful island and live in one of the only places with a diverse multi-cultural history? No "buts"! Go intern abroad in Mauritius!
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