An internship abroad is an excellent opportunity to test the waters in your chosen career path (or figure out the path that’s right for you) while experiencing life in a culture that’s vastly different from the one you’ve spent your entire life in. It's also a strong addition to an individual’s resume. It demonstrates to a potential employer that the candidate has a more rounded work experience, knows how to adapt to diverse work environments and cultures, and possibly even speaks different languages; all qualities that are highly desirable.
That said, interning abroad also brings its own set of challenges. On your first time interning abroad, you’ll have to figure out everything from which neighborhood to live in (if accommodation isn’t part of the deal), negotiating your contract, settling into a new workplace and team, dealing with culture shock, and learning to speak the language -- all while still trying to impress your employer and colleagues!
To help you navigate your internship abroad, we've broken down the process of finding and applying for an internship abroad: