Location
Multiple Locations +13
  • Spain
    • Madrid
    • Barcelona
  • Italy
    • Milan
    • Florence
    • Rome
  • England
    • London
  • France
    • Paris
  • Germany
    • Berlin
  • Costa Rica
    • San José
  • Australia
    • Sydney
  • United States of America
    • New York
    • Washington D.C.
  • Scotland
    • Edinburgh
  • Ireland
    • Galway
    • Dublin
  • Portugal
    • Lisbon
  • Czech Republic
    • Prague
  • Online
Length
8 to 12 weeks
General grants/scholarships, BIPOC funding
Health & Safety

Program Details

Compensation
Non-Monetary Benefits
Timeframe
Fall Spring Summer
Housing
Apartment
Weekly Hours
40
Age Min.
18

Pricing

Starting Price
6590
Price Details
The program fee includes: Guaranteed internship, centralized housing, social events and excursions, medical/travel insurance, personalized support before and during the internship, and post-program alumni benefits.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Travel Insurance
What's Not Included
Airfare Meals Visa
Dec 13, 2023
Aug 08, 2023
114 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Intern Abroad in the summer and have a life-changing travel experience while gaining valuable work experience in any of our 17 host cities or our virtual option. You could immerse yourself in the culture of Galway, Edinburgh, London, Dublin, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Florence, Milan, Rome, Sydney, Berlin, Prague, Lisbon, Washington D.C., New York City, or San José.

With an international internship, you’ll gain the professional experience and real-world skills that get you hired faster. At AIFS Abroad, we find and tailor your internship to fit your background and future goals. For over a decade, we’ve helped young professionals and university students have incredible experiences all around the world.

Please note, the tuition covers a guaranteed internship, housing, social events, career development program, 24/7 staff support, health and travel insurance, and so much more! Scholarships and academic credit are available. All internships are unpaid.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

At AIFS Abroad, we want to support all participants in their study/internship abroad journey, inclusive of gender, race, religion, age, physical ability, or sexual orientation. Everyone has a complex identity, and faith, spirituality, and religion are important factors when deciding on a program location.

LGBTQIA+ Support

At AIFS Abroad, we want to support all participants in their study/internship abroad journey, inclusive of gender, race, religion, age, physical ability, or sexual orientation. Everyone has a complex identity, and faith, spirituality, and religion are important factors when deciding on a program location.

Accessibility Support

Everyone’s experience is unique. We recognize the location you choose can have an impact on your sense of belonging. We encourage you to use the information below as you review your options to select the program and location that will be the best choice for you. If you do not hold the identities that are amplified here, this information is still a great resource for you as well. It will give you a better understanding of those who have this identity.

Impact

Sustainability

In response to the overwhelming global climate crisis, AIFS Abroad is pleased to make Sustainability a key priority when considering organizational, operational, and programming decisions. We understand that the only way to effectively combat this crisis and mitigate the effects of climate change is to drastically reduce our environmental impact. Therefore, AIFS Abroad has committed to reaching carbon neutrality by the year 2025. AIFS Abroad is proud to announce we have signed the CANIE Accord, becoming the first US provider to make this commitment.

Program Highlights

  • Guaranteed Internship: As part of the AIFS Abroad program you are guaranteed an internship in your host city. We do our best to find a high-quality internship that matches your background and future goals.
  • Personalized Attention: We want this experience to be as fulfilling as possible. From the first phone call, we support you and give you all the resources you need to make sure your internship is a success.
  • Professional Development: Through one-on-one coaching and webinars, we assist you in improving in your cover letter and resume. We also prepare you for any interview with a potential employer, establish internship goals, and discuss your strengths.
  • Centralized Housing: Your housing will be centrally located in your host city. Staff available 24/7 are in every one of our host cities. Our staff also host various day trips and social events during the course of your internship.
  • School Credit: Depending on what college you attend you may be able to get a whole semester’s worth of credit. We work with dozens of schools to help students get the credit they deserve.

Program Reviews

4.40 Rating
based on 10 reviews
  • 5 rating 70%
  • 4 rating 20%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 10%
  • Growth 4.3
  • Support 4.5
  • Fun 4.3
  • Housing 4.3
  • Safety 4.9
Showing 1 - 8 of 10 reviews
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Peyton
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Florence Internship

My time in Florence was an extraordinary chapter of my life, enriched by an incredible learning experience at C-YourCulture. Having the best boss imaginable, I delved into a world of knowledge that expanded my horizons. The team's warm embrace fostered a sense of belonging, and in a remarkably short span, I absorbed a wealth of knowledge from their expertise.

The AIFS team played an instrumental role, their swift responses and warm reception smoothing my transition into a new culture. Their meticulously curated events were nothing short of spectacular. The enchanting wine tours stand out vividly – a delightful symphony of stunning landscapes, sumptuous food, and an array of fine wines. An unexpected gift of a bottle of exquisite white sparkling wine from a winery added to the enchantment.

One of the highlights was a serene boat ride on the Florence river, accompanied by champagne – an idyllic scene that etched itself into my memory. Sharing two exquisite dinners at charming restaurants showcased the city's culinary prowess, leaving a lasting impression.

However, it was the people who truly defined this experience. From the kind-hearted companions on the journey, we transformed into a close-knit family. We explored the city, prepared meals, and shared laughter during wine nights. Nights at bars and nightclubs were a blast, cementing memories of joy and camaraderie.

Reflecting on this journey, I wholeheartedly advocate for anyone considering studying abroad. It's a rare, irreplaceable experience that not only broadens academic horizons but also instills a profound appreciation for different cultures. Florence will forever hold a cherished place in my heart, and the bonds formed are a testament to the magic of venturing beyond one's comfort zone.

Pros
  • Development
  • Friendships
  • Appreciation
Cons
  • Overwelmend
62 people found this review helpful.
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Haley
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Everything you could need in a program

AIFS went above and beyond my expectations. Moving abroad alone is so exciting but can also be really scary at first. Starting months before the program started, AIFS helped every student to connect with each other, prepare for our experience, and give us all of the resources we would need. There was multiple on-site staff that were always ready to help in any way they could. They organized amazing excursions for the students, including a wine tour, boat ride, painting, and more. Most students were housed in the same building, that also was beyond my expectations as it was so much nicer than the stories that I had heard about housing in Florence. I truly believe I could not have had a better experience and it’s thanks to this program!!

Pros
  • Activities Included
  • Networking
  • Work Experience
Cons
  • Burn-out
  • Unpaid
  • Home sickness
72 people found this review helpful.
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Sebastian
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Priceless Experiences and Knowledge

Going into this experience I for sure had my doubts and uncertainties about living and working in a completely foreign environment. But as I started to assimilate and create a day to day schedule in a culturally vibrant place I fell in love with my existence in the moment I’m encapsulated by. From the people and culture to the lifestyles and experiences I have felt nothing but bliss into terms of my perception of the world and overall life. I feel the knowledge ive gained from not only my internship but also my encounters with people and places have been some of the most enriching information I have experienced. I highly recommend anyone and everyone to leave your comfort zone and experience life through a different lens. The world is so much bigger than you think.

Pros
  • Networking
  • Polishing skills from internship
  • Organized program that is managed perfectly
Cons
  • Unavailability to choose alternative internship placements
67 people found this review helpful.
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Joseph
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An extremely fun experience.

As interesting as it was working in Italy, the social activities offered by the program made the experience in Italy even better. From wine tasting to boating on the Arno River, these experiences helped build friendships and bonds with people from all over.

Additionally, the housing was amazing. We were placed in the heart of Florence, where everything was walkable. My three roommates and I had 2 rooms and 2 bathrooms to share with our own kitchen. Also, It was very nice to have multiple ac units which kept the place cool during the hot weather.

Pros
  • Experience an authentic Italian life.
  • Amazing food.
  • Housing was exceptional
Cons
  • Could be far from your job.
  • Language Barriers.
  • Hot Temperatures.
70 people found this review helpful.
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samantha
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

GE Australia

This trip was one of my best decisions! I have always wanted to come to Australia but knew I would want to do it in more than just a vacation - this 8 week internship was a great way to learn the city and explore surrounding cities. The other participants were just as enthusiastic about the program and wanted to make the most of their time here. The on the ground coordinator was super helpful in addressing any problems that may have arose during our time here. Lastly, the accommodations were really nice - all had our own kitchen and bathroom with a shared kitchen for a small group among countless amenities throughout the building.

127 people found this review helpful.
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S
1/5
No, I don't recommend this program

terrible

not good. this was their first year doing the program in rome but it still shouldn't be this bad. half of the people that came did not have an internship even 2 weeks into the program. ge was scrambling to find them interviews and found a few okay ones but most of them were bad. many people just got a full refund and quit the program. our internship coordinator was not helpful and pretty rude. i got an internship a few weeks before leaving and i am working there now. not much better for me because i have to go in for a 40 hour week and have close to nothing to do but they refuse to let me go home. i've asked for more to do and they have nothing. i emailed the internship coordinator and she's conveniently on vacation. had to email and call many others just for them to say that i have to still come in for the whole week. i. have. nothing. to. do. this job requires max 2 days. i emailed my school coordinator and am waiting to see if i can do part time. it simply doesnt make sense why they are forcing me to work a 40 hour week when i just come into the office (one hour commute each ways btw) to sit there and be bored.

the housing is okay, pretty far from the center and small but cute. some people got awful housing and had to switch multiple times so i guess we got lucky.

the only reason why i'm having a good time is because of the people and the fact that we are in rome. ge has done basically nothing beneficial.

moral of the story, dont do it. if you really want to, go somewhere that they have a more established thing in place so you're not the guinea pigs like we all were.

Pros
  • a few free aperitivos
Cons
  • bad internship
  • poor management
  • not worth the cost
129 people found this review helpful.
Response from Global Experiences

Thank you for reflecting about your time abroad and sharing your feedback with us. It is extremely important for us to know when we are missing the mark on interns experiences. While we cannot adjust university requirements we can work to better our communication and expectations. It sounds like you have started working with team members to resolve many issues you have encountered, but if you are still left unresolved please contact your Program Advisor and we can continue to work together.

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Helmi
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

GE in London was the perfect way to spend my summer.

I interned at Solace Women's Aid in London thanks to Global Experiences this summer and I loved it. My internship was perfect for me and GE was there if I needed support or help with anything, which luckily I did not. They really simplified the process of finding the internship and finding housing, and even planned a few fun social events and excursions throughout the two months I was in London with them too. If anyone is on the fence about GE, I would definitely tell them that they are legitimate and interning through them will provide immense professional and personal development.

163 people found this review helpful.
Cody
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Dublin Summer 2017

My experience in Dublin changed my life! I grew not only personally but professionally as well! This experience showed me that putting my self out there will lead me to places and opportunities that I couldn't even imagine! Global experience advisors were helpful and didn't baby us. If I didn't anything they were good with communicating back as fast as they could! I will never forget my experience, and I would recommend it to anyone! Great experience!!

156 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Hi Josh, Interns are often offered positions with their host employer following their internship - sometimes even remotely! Of course, this is depending on the quality of work and qualifications. Here are a few alumni stories and their advice on turning your internship into a job offer: https://www.globalexperiences.com/blog/turn-internship-into…