Intern Abroad Articles

Finding an internship abroad is a great goal -- but how do you know if you've found the right one for you? Use these tips to assess internship opportunities and make a choice that works best for you.
Before we get to that list you clicked on over here for, let's have some real talk: Paid internships abroad are not necessarily easy to come by. Paid summer internships -- which are generally shorter and more in demand -- are even harder to find. Still, we'd like to help. Where...
The great Brazilian composer and musician Tom Jobin famously said, “Brazil is not for beginners.” To be fair, I’m not sure exactly how many countries really are appropriate for beginners, but Brazil can leave a first-time visitor feeling pretty disoriented and overwhelmed. I made...
These days, there's no shortage of agencies who will arrange an internship overseas for a handsome price tag. But if you're not a trust fund baby or don't want to spare that $10,000 (or more!), you're much better off arranging an opportunity for yourself. The logistics may be...
When I told people I'd be spending the summer interning in Rio, I got at least one of three standard reactions: "Rio? So exciting! How's your Portuguese?" "Rio? So dangerous! Aren't you scared?" "Rio? So cool! Are you going to be there for the Olympics?" Although years of living...
Traveling overseas is one of the most enriching experiences you can gift yourself, but there is no denying that the longer you’re away, the more difficult it is to stay connected with others. How can you keep in touch with family and friends while overseas? Modern technology has...
If you’re just beginning to research for an internship overseas, you may not even be aware of the possibilities your new digs could have. Not only is it pretty much the beginning of “adulting,” it’s in a completely different country and culture! Who knows what bedrooms look like...
We tend to look at an internship, whether at home or abroad, as an opportunity to build our skill sets and gain experience in a relevant field. While that's true, students often forget to consider that taking an internship with a company is a good step towards getting hired at...
If you've ever looked for a job and saw requirements for "minimum two years experience" for a recent graduate position, you wonder, like all of us do, "Well, if it's a job for someone who just graduated from university, how could they possibly already have two years of experience...
When I studied abroad in 2010, the thought of opening a bank account didn't even cross my mind -- there was no information out there nor was it provided by my abroad program. We all just would have weekly-ish runs to the ATM that was outside our apartment and withdrew what we...