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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


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Internship with Beyond Academy in Seoul

I have had an absolute blast here in Seoul. The community leaders are so helpful and kind. They are always are so supportive and will help you out when you need. I have got lost here numerous times, being new to Seoul it can be a little confusing. But every time they offered to show me around etc. I have done two internships whilst being here. The first one was more fashion orientated and my most recent is product photography. I am a stylistic portrait photographer but I am now starting to learn new skills in product, which will be very helpful for my future as its good to try different styles.

  • The Community leaders are lovely and will help you whenever you need
  • It is easy to make friends with the other interns in your programme as there are a lot of events always planned for you to attend
  • I have learnt some new skills at my internship
  • It would be better if the programme had tried to contact more companies in the field I wanted to originally work in; portrait photography. Just to give me a few more options.
  • I would like there to be some guidance on what kind of visas and general things to know after leaving the programme. If an intern wanted to stay longer after the programme or try and get a job in that country.
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My Internship Experience in NYC

I had a fantastic time in NYC. The Beyond Academy staff were very attentive and are always free to help with anything and everything. The people of New York are very friendly and helpful too, and I've eaten some of the best pizza and sandwiches I've ever had.
Some of my favourite events included the trip to the Statue of Liberty, and walking the Brooklyn Bridge, but I also enjoyed the less touristy trips where we went off the beaten path to comedy shows and local food favourites.

I'm sad to go home, but I'll always feel like I'm home again should I ever be fortunate enough to return.

  • Attentive Community Coordinators
  • A range of activities
  • Good networking and work opportunities
  • My program felt too short - wish I'd stayed longer
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Seoul Program- Above and beyond

I was concerned about moving so far away from my family and friends all by myself, but everyone here has been so kind and accommodating that I don't want to go back. I've felt so welcomed since I arrived, and I've gained a lot of valuable work experience that will undoubtedly help me in the future. It has been a wonderful adventure, and it has been a great deal of fun to uncover the city of Seoul's many hidden treasures. And the food is out of this world!

Will miss everyone here, and I look forward to coming back at some point in the near or distant future!

  • friendly people
  • fun experiences
  • not many English speakers
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A second home on the other side of the world

Coming to Seoul I had many prejudices in my head. But as soon as I arrived, my picture from Seoul totally changed. In the two months I was able to live in this interesting, beautifull city, I got to meet the most helpfull, kind and respectfull people. Ten million inhabitants sound like a lot, but due to an impressive infrastructure it doesn't feel like that. As an urban Geographer, I was fascinated by the many contrasts the city presents. Old temples and left overs of the city wall next to skyscrapers, modern XXL supermarkets next to local street markets. There is internet available for free everywere but if you should still get lost, the locals will help you as well to find the right way. It is a very interesting culture to experiance and totally different from everything I was used to.

  • welcoming people
  • good food
  • city is easy to adapt to
  • few people speek english
  • in the beginning its hard to find vegetarian food
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Seoul- Beyond Academy

Coming to Seoul through this program was one of the best things I’ve done! It’s created so many new opportunities for me that I’ve never even considered. The program also provided so much support so even for those who aren’t comfortable going out on their own you still get so many chances to do anything and everything. I’ve made so many new friends through this experience and it has completely transformed the way I travel. Even with being in Seoul for such a short time it’s already been so great that many of the people through the program including myself are highly considering staying here.


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Staff Interviews

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

Alize Lee

Job Title
Community Coordinator Lead & Partnership Representative
Alize is the Seoul Community Lead at Beyond Academy and a founding member of the Seoul program. She has extensive experience in account management and social media content strategy in online businesses. At Beyond Academy, Alize enjoys helping to enhance the experience of interns and applying her expertise to solve problems.
Alize Lee

What is your favorite travel memory?

This is really hard to answer! I have been to many countries and every place was special. But I definitely enjoyed the places where I was with locals and learned their lifestyles. I was in Israel and stayed with a Jewish family. I could learn how they live and about their culture. I am also very happy that I have been to the dead-sea in my life!

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

It's amazing to feel that my past experiences living abroad really help young students as much as it helps myself to organise a better community. Working with Beyond Academy not only strengthens my existing skills and combines them, but also helps me to further develop my communications and social skills!

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

I get some lovely letters from interns - that touches me a lot. I love it when I hear that they had the best experience of their life in Seoul! It's a great moment for me to feel I contributed to someone's best memory. I plan events very consciously and with the best intentions, so when I see they gain something great, I feel very proud.

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

I'd love to try the London Program since it was one of my dream destinations that I haven't completed yet! It would be exciting to live and work in one of the most international cities in the world. It would be great to experience its international career environment and visit every tourist attraction London Community has to offer

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

We are an international team, working from many different cities in the world, connecting people from everywhere. And we do a great job together! I am proud that we all make this happen in different locations. It’s remote but it works great because everyone is really focused and responsible in their roles

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

Communication and openness to possibilities. I like the fact that in Beyond Academy, your opinion counts and the management team are willing to hear your ‘on field’ opinion. I think that makes the program greater every quarter. Even though we’re a global team and based all over the world, we are all very connected.