Doing an internship overseas is a gutsy move that sets you apart from your peers and helps jump-start an international career in any field you pursue.
However, in most cases it also means hopping on a plane to a country you may have never visited and working for several months for an organization and team you know little about and have never met in person. On both sides, there are bound to be expectations that will not exactly meet reality -- and that’s okay. What’s important is going in with the right mindset to embrace the whole experience.
Here are our top tips on navigating the various stages of your internship abroad, from settling in and coping with homesickness to wrapping up and leaving on a strong note.