IENA - International Exchange of North America
93% Rating
(3 Reviews)

IENA - International Exchange of North America

IENA (International Exchange of North America) provides affordable, fully supportive work, travel and internship abroad opportunities to Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Colombia. Our overseas resource centers provide full on-the-spot assistance with jobs, accommodation, banking, taxes, social events and much more. Gain independence and experience personal growth by doing something different - step outside of your comfort zone! IENA is your safety net while abroad so you don't have to go it alone!

Most Recent Program Reviews

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Liz
Female
24 years old
Bennington, VT
Bennington College

IENA Made my Dream Internship Possible

9/10

I had already arranged a research internship but had a substantial amount of difficulty obtaining a work permit. Applying through IENA turned out to be a lifesaver and made obtaining a work permit and completing my internship possible when all other avenues failed. The representative I spoke to from IENA was invaluable in helping expedite the process.

How can this program be improved?

I thought that the price was a little high, considering I only needed an organization through which I could go to obtain a work permit. The insurance was helpful, though.

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Macen
Male
24 years old
Panama City Beach, Florida
Other

A Humbling Experience

10/10

From being a paraprofessional working with autism to planting trees in unknown lands with a bunch of strangers, my world was flipped upside down. Slept in a tent, black flies destroyed me, and I loved it.

How can this program be improved?

IENA did an amazing job assisting me the whole way to get my work visa in Canada. It was much more helpful than International Experience Canada (IEC), and the staff put up with every and all of my questions. No problems whatsoever.

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Gloria
Female
24 years old
United States
Nova Southeastern University

Opportunity of a Lifetime

9/10

I spent about 5 months in Bogota, Colombia. I was an International volunteer of YMCA-Colombia. I also worked as a language assistant at one of the best universities in Bogota. My weeks were busy but rewarding, after getting use to living and working in a different country. On my "spare time," I traveled. I wanted to see the various regions and cities in Colombia. My travels were amazing and unforgettable. I am happy to have lived, worked and travel in such a regionally distinct country. I've made friends for a lifetime, thank you Colombia. I LOVE IT!

How can this program be improved?

My time is this program was rewarding. I just wish I had more scheduled travels but I was working and volunteering so that was a personal choice. The program could be improved by growing and allowing more people to have a different experience.

Program Listings

Canada

IENA - International Exchange of North America
Work in Canada offers the opportunity to combine work and travel in a different North American setting. You can spend up to 1...

Colombia

IENA - International Exchange of North America
Take a paid teaching internship in the unique and magical country of Colombia for up to 12 months. No prior teaching experien...

Australia

IENA - International Exchange of North America
Experience all the exciting possibilities of living and working "down under"! Explore the outback, dive at the Great Barrier...

New Zealand

IENA - International Exchange of North America
Live and work in Aotearoa - 'the land of the long white cloud' for up to 12 months. Any US citizen aged 18-35 can apply. Job...