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Going Beyond means becoming a better you, with every step you take. That’s the idea and mission that drives everything we do. Our passion? To empower people through the global community and life-changing experiences that we create. Whether you’re an aspiring marketer or financier, a engineer or designer – you can always go Beyond to learn better, travel further, and dream bigger. The journey to a career you love is unique to everyone. Our International Internship Programs are available in 14 global cities and 18 industries, our Programs offer the unique opportunity to combine work and travel into an extraordinary adventure. OUR LOCATIONS: London - Dublin - Berlin - Barcelona - Paris - Stockholm - Amsterdam - Tokyo - Seoul - Bangkok - Sydney - New York - Toronto - San Francisco

Reviews

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Mohammad
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing

The team at Beyond Academy is lovely to interact with, very helpful and always make sure that everything is going great with your experience. The events as well are amazing because they help you see the most beautiful places throughout the city and help you learn more about what it has to offer. The support they provide as well with regards to career progression and guidance for the future is also very helpful.

All in all a very amazing experience and would truly recommend to anyone considering to go abroad and be able to visit an amazing city, as well rack up some experience while they're at it.

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Christie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Beyond Academy Internship in Seoul, South Korea! :)

Beyond Academy is the best program to apply for when looking to work abroad and grow in your career path. I had 24/7 support from my Community Leader as well as from the rest of the staff via email if I ever had a question. I learned so much at my internship and I got to experience a lot of different things (food, culture, nightlife, daytime, etc). I even improved on my Korean language skills :). It was my first time stepping out of my comfort zone and Beyond Academy made it happen so thank you Beyond Academy! I truly appreciate this opportunity! :)

Pros
  • Community Leader always responsive and helpful (24/7 support)
  • Learning new things everyday and having a career coach was so helpful)
  • Gain confidence in Korea culture and language.
Cons
  • the staff at my accommodation were not that friendly
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Grant
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Beyond Academy London Program

I'm almost midway to my London Internship program. So far I'm enjoying every second of it. I get to work as an intern at the same time tour around the streets of London. Beyond Academy is very helpful and accommodating when it comes to assisting us interns make the most out of our London program. I'd say anyone who's thinking of joining Beyond Academy would not regret it. It's one of the best decisions I made after graduating. The training and work experience you'll gain can really be a big help for your goals and future career endeavours.

Pros
  • Training and Work Experience
  • Travelling
  • Job Networking
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Rebecca
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Beyond Academy in Seoul review

My time with Beyond Academy has been super amazing. All through the process they have been informative and helpful, answered all my questions and made sure I was never in the dark about anything, giving all the info I needed about the pragmatics of my travel. My tour guide Alize in particular has been absolutely wonderful and so so willing to always help, no matter the challenging situations we seem to find ourselves in, and the flexibility and freedom given to decide on the sort of activities we want to do has been great. I also feel that Alize's understanding of the city really meant that we have been able to get a feel for the city from the perspective of a true local. The support offered by having a guide also meant that someone was there to support you to ease the hard transition and hold your hand during the hard moments, and help navigate things I would've been very stressed to do alone, like checking in, finding my workplace, and navigating the language barrier. It also means when you get here, it's impossible to feel lonely. The activities have been varied and exciting too, though I felt in the winter months in particular it was harder to find things to do due to the temperature - I definitely recommend the warmer months. The complimentary gifts, meals, historical tours and even trips (!!) from Beyond Academy, as well as their willingness to offer support particularly with Covid difficulties (i.e. covering some of my hotel quarantine cost) have been a lovely addition. There were a few hitches, particularly due to Covid, where I believe I could have been warned a little earlier about things (e.g. travelling elsewhere for my 90 day tourism visa when Japan is in fact closed), or the fact that my internship wasn't directly related to the field I applied to, due to many of their partners being unable to take someone on during the pandemic. But overall, the programme has given me such a unique means of exploring Seoul, and offered immediate support at every turn when these things haven't quite gone right. It is their willingness to always help and improve your experience, that will stick with me. I think I couldn't have experienced Seoul in a way that had a more perfect blend of support and structure alongside giving you the freedom and knowledge to navigate the city yourself.

Pros
  • Amazing support
  • Flexibility
  • Incredible local insight
Cons
  • Slightly lacking in preparation in some areas
  • Accommodation was very student-like
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Will
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship

My internship was extremely beneficial as I completed tasks that were important to my company, rather than tasks which are associated with internships (e.g. filing). This allowed me to see what is required to be a successful worker in my field. Furthermore, the help from Beyond Academy was fantastic and I never felt like I was on my own which enhanced my experience as I knew I could get help with anything quickly, from cover letters to general advice. I would definitely recommend using Beyond Academy for an internship as it has been highly beneficial

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
My mock interview was very nerve racking to begin with, however, once it began my confidence grew.

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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Annemarie Gaillard

Job Title
Program Manager
Annemarie is a Program Manager at Beyond Academy. Before working in Beyond Academy, Annemarie was a professional actor for 10 years and then worked as a creative arts psychotherapist within schools and hospitals. Annemarie is from Northern Ireland but is now based in London. Through her work at Beyond, she loves helping interns have amazing work and travel experiences
Annemarie Gaillard

What is your favorite travel memory?

When I was 19, as part of a school trip, I got to trek the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and climbed Toubkal, the highest peak. It was incredible! The views were stunning and it felt like such an achievement to reach the summit.

My other memory is when I worked as an actor I got to fly out to LA on a job. It's a unique city - and seeing the Hollywood sign for the first time was quite something!

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

I’d say I have grown exponentially working for Beyond Academy! I have a diverse professional background, and when I first started working for Beyond I was looking for a role and a company where I could channel all my different skills and expertise. Beyond Academy has offered me this opportunity and allows me to continuously learn, develop and improve.

It's a fast past environment at Beyond Academy and a rapidly progressing company - It’s an exciting journey to be a part of!

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

I love speaking to our students; from their initial admissions interview with us, right through to connecting with them during their internship program - and meeting them in person if it's in London! The students on our programs come from varied backgrounds and industries, and of course are from all over the world. As for my favourite stories from students, I’d say it's when we hear that their internship has gone so well that the company has offered them a full-time job! It's so encouraging and hugely exciting to watch their career kick-start.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I’d say the Tokyo Immersive Program. I’ve never been to Japan and would love to visit. What I love about our programs is that you get to travel and have a proper adventure whilst gaining valuable work experience. To live in and explore an amazing city such as Tokyo whilst supercharging my career at an awesome company - dream come true! Plus on the program you get to visit Mount Fuji and also make friends from all over the world!

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

What makes Beyond Academy unique is that we are all so passionate about what we do. We care! And we want the best for our interns. Also, although we are a global company and work from all over the world, we have such a strong team bond and sense of community.

I'd say I was especially proud of the team this summer during our London Immersive Program. Our community team really went the extra mile for everyone on the program and provided them with such an awesome experience.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

A great team! Having shared beliefs and a supportive, well-functioning team is fundamental. Of course everyone has their off-days, but building and maintaining good working relationships and having clear, honest communication really is key from a personal professional perspective, and also for the growth of the company. Understanding your colleagues as people and helping to elevate them in their role is so important too.