Global Experiences

Program Reviews

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Veronica
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Milan Summer Fun

Milan The staff was incredible. The on site coordinators, Amanda and Antonella, we’re amazing. They did anything and everything in their power to make our experiences better. They were always responsive and genuinely cared about each and every one of us in the program. I will say the housing in Milan is a little tough because they’re just isn’t a lot available but they did everything they could to make us as comfortable as possible and get us the best accommodations. Amanda and Antonella were awesome but I think a third person to help out would be even better. There were a lot of students to handle and it was a huge on for just two people.

Pros
  • Incredible Food
  • Awesome Night Life
  • A lot of great vintage shopping
Cons
  • Didn’t have air conditioning in my first housing situation
  • Internship wasn’t as tailored to my interests and they said it would be
  • It was just super insanely hot in Milan
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Jennifer
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My Rewarding Virtual Experience

Through the Global Experience program, I was given the opportunity of working with a Costa Rican company as their social media marketer. I had a rewarding experience applying my Spanish fluency and building my marketing experience. I was able to recognize and aim my strengths to best benefit my experience. Through our bi-weekly meetings, I was able to network with other interns and build my global connections. I was able to meet my personal and professional goals through this experience. I am very pleased with my multi-cultural experience!

Pros
  • This is a flexible program.
  • It is very rewarding when you build your connections.
  • I strengthen my skill set when it comes to working virtually.
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Elise
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience

This was a great program. I was able to work in a fashion showroom with friendly and welcoming coworkers, and I was able to immersed in Italian culture. My program coordinators Amanda and Antonella did a great job at supporting us and giving us guidance the entire time, and I appreciated all the events they had planned for us to mingle as a community. This was my first time abroad and I couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out! I was able to travel outside of the host city often and it fit perfectly with my work schedule

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Charlene
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience for My First Time Abroad

With the pandemic shuttering the global opportunities I planned to attend through my college, I applied to GE to try and still go abroad before graduation. I’m happy to say it was a great experience!

I appreciated how GE helped prepare me for an internship by looking over my resume and having me take a quiz to find my strengths and build a cover letter around them. This was a great addition to the program and something I intend to use to apply for jobs in the workforce beyond the GE program. My advisor was great about answering my questions and making sure all of my paperwork was finished in time to depart.

A minor complaint of mine is that GE has no transportation from the airport to your flat. As someone who’d never flown on a plane, didn’t know how tubes worked, and had been up for over 24 hours traveling, it was difficult to navigate from the airport to my flat, even though I’d brought a map of the city to help. The housing itself was quite nice, with air conditioning, private bathrooms, and being right next to a grocery store and having two tub stations nearby.

Regarding my internship, I was with a great company and learned a lot as a content writer, but I did apply for public relations first and journalism second, and though I didn’t mind my placement at all, if future students are looking for a specific job rather than a broad placement, they may be a bit disappointed.

The best part of my program was by far Gregg and Shani, who were very kind and prompt in responding to my questions and concerns. When I got sick during the program, Gregg was great about giving me information on what doctor offices my student insurance covered and what papers I needed to fill out. Also, many of the places Gregg took the group were not tourist destinations, but niche places you’d never know about unless you had someone from the area with you. This was great, and really added to the experience in a way I wouldn’t have gotten had I come to London on my own without GE.

I also enjoyed how Gregg and Shani showed us students a PowerPoint of how we would feel throughout our stay during Orientation—from the initial excitement to understandable fatigue to adapting to your new environment. When I did find myself slipping into the “understandable fatigue” stage, it really helped to know that my feelings were a natural part of going to a different country and would improve—which they soon did.

Overall I would recommend GE as a solid option for building your work portfolio abroad. I never felt like I was in danger walking around the city, and was able to do a lot of sightseeing on the weekends! Considering it was my first time abroad, GE was great about preparing me for what to expect and offer help if I needed it.

Pros
  • Great Program Coordinators
  • Great optional weekend events to explore London's culture
  • Free tube travel for the first week so you can explore after work
Cons
  • Getting to housing from airport on arrival can be tricky depending on where you're going
  • Broad placement may disappoint some students
  • Quite expensive
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Jacqueline
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Life-changing summer!

What an incredible summer in Barcelona! After interning with Eatwith and living with four amazing roommates, Global Experiences truly gave me the summer of my dreams in Spain. At Eatwith, I was surrounded by the kindest group of women that have inspired me to chase my goal of working in Europe in the future. I know I have lifelong contacts from my Eatwith support system. Inma and Elena did a phenomenal job providing guidance and aid to the entire intern group. The two also organized a variety of group activities spanning from day trips to Costa Brava and Girona, and a picnic at Ciutadella Park. I think my entire program can agree that Inma and Elena love their jobs and truly care about the success of their students abroad and back in the states. Thank you Global Experiences!

Pros
  • Central housing
  • Vibrant, active city
  • Plenty of coordinated student activities
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Adyson
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Decision

I loved interning through global experiences. I could not have had a better time. My roommates were incredible and without GE, I would have never met them or any of the other amazing people I did. This experience has taught me so much. I learned how to come out of my comfort zone and what it is like to live in a home away from home. I learned so much about work life, living abroad, and about myself as a person. I could not have asked for a better internship placement and if I could do this experience every summer I would! Highly recommend.

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Trenton
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The Whole Package

Global Experiences provided such a well rounded intern abroad summer for me in Sydney. The internship placement was smooth and I was very happy with my host company. The hours for my internship were flexible and I was able to gain new accounting knowledge. I was also able to travel around Australia a good bit as well on the weekends. The social scene at our housing and around Sydney was such a fun time. I would definitely recommend this program. The money in life will come back, but the adventures you make won’t!

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samantha
8/10
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.

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jacob
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Interning down under

I really enjoyed my internship. I feel like I got a jump ahead in terms of experience in my field of study. My coworkers and supervisors were great- very friendly and willing to help me learn. Outside of that, being in Australia was an excellent time. Even though it was winter, I was able to spend pretty sufficient time on the beach. The GE excursions included a trip to the Hunter Valley wine country and a trip to the Blue Mountains, both of which I enjoyed thoroughly. The living accommodations were nice, too.

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Lauren
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Very happy I did an internship abroad!

I am about to end my experience here in Milan and I’m not ready to leave. I have enjoyed this experience so much and believe I have grown as an individual because of it. The program coordinators Amanda and Antonella are very sweet and we’re always there whenever I needed anything. Having both Amanda and Antonella around was a huge comfort and made me feel safer interning abroad. The events and trips planned we’re a lot of fun and made it much easier than having to plan things on my own. Living in Milan for 8 weeks and working here allowed me to immerse myself in Italian culture and lifestyle. The main negative I do have to comment on is all housing options should be provided with air conditioning as Europe reached record high numbers this summer. Without ac I dreaded going back to my apartment despite the apartment itself being in good condition. When my roommates and I were dealing with our very hot apartment both Amanda and Antonella supported us all the way in trying to solve our problems which I’m very grateful for. Overall, if you can study/intern abroad this is your sign to go for it!

Pros
  • Culture
  • Food
  • Beautiful Sights
Cons
  • Housing
  • Heat
  • Unreliable public transportation at times