World Internships

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Lindsey
10/10

I had an amazing time interning in Rabat, Morocco. I was placed in two different internships during my time there and I learned a great deal about Morocco and Moroccan culture from them. My host family were the kindest people ever. I truly could not have asked for a more friendly and welcoming home-stay. My program director was incredibly patient and accommodating. He was always available for advice and a good laugh. I would 100% recommend this program to anyone looking to explore their career interests in an international setting.

Yes, I recommend this program
Genki
8/10

It's been a pleasure to work with world internships and MCAS in Morocco. They always supported me to make the most of the program. Also the host family was really kind and nice to me. When we traveled other place around our work place, they adviced and told us a lot about costs, things to do and dangerousness. The cost was a little bit high but I bet the program would be a great experience for everyone.

How can this program be improved?
It can be less expensive.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Sam
1/10

Even with six months of lead time, World Internships failed to find an internship placement on the date promised which created a bunch of issues, not the least of which being buying last minute, expensive flights and rushing the visa process. Generally, World Internships assistance with the internship placement was nonexistent and consisted merely of putting me in touch with someone in India who spoke broken English and was difficult to coordinate with given the time zone differences. Then, upon finally reaching India I found that none of the housing was arranged as promised. For three weeks, I was paying for housing on my own dime even though it was supposed to be included in the program fee I already paid. It took many emails and calls for them to finally send me the housing stipend (which turns out is just a small fraction of the world internships fee) so I could find housing on my own. Then finally, to end the nightmare, it turned out that the company they set me up with (a startup) did not have the necessary government documents to employ an intern and therefore my visa was rejected and I was sent home after 2 months (for what was supposed to be a 6 month placement). After many months of arguing and waiting did World Internships agree to refund just a portion of the remainder of the internship fee (less than half of what was asked). I strongly warn anyone against giving them your money and trust.

No, I don't recommend this program
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Nathan
8/10

During my stay in medellin I worked in an investment bank boutique. The team was very small and so I was exposed to a lot of different financial analysis. It was great! My boss was probably the smartest man I have ever met. Ever!

I also through the programme was allowed to study spanish at Eafit university. It was a great experience and allowed me to brush up o my spanish as I was planning to study for my masters in finance in barcelona!

The team were so helpful I was picked up from the airport and transported to my accommodation and even given someone to take my on public transport to work on my first day. It was great. Very organised and very professional.

The social scene was also incredible. Every weekend we were travelling, going to parties, taking part in festivals. Im pretty sure there was a different festival every weekend.

I recommend it to everyone. Just stay out of the centre of town at night!!

How can this program be improved?
Although the social scene was great I feel sometimes there was too much and I burned myself out. Maybe that is just because I am a yes man though!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Dan
10/10

I love this country. Everyone in colombia is so friendly. I was very reluctant at first to travel to Colombia since all you usually hear in the news is scare stories. When I arrived I couldn't find anything further from the truth. Friendly people, always willing to help if you ask for it. And everyone willing to correct your Spanish if you ask for it also.

My internship was in a company helping young startups draw up business plans. It was fun as I go to see a lot of creative entrepreneurs at work. It also helped me think about what sort of careers I would like participate in given that I am only in my first year university.

I made great lifelong friends in this processing ever since coming home I have done nothing but promote Colombia.

Anyone who is hesitating thinking its to dangerous or any other reason just stop worrying and go. All the staff are super helpful and you will never be left on your own.

Go for it!

How can this program be improved?
Allocation of housing. I wanted to be with other interns but ended up in a studio apartment by myself :(
Yes, I recommend this program
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Matt
10/10

Not even 24 hours after arriving in medellin I was having a tour around the city with a bunch of other interns. I met so may great guys doing the sam thing and it gave me a social circle for the rest of my time there.

I arrived not knowing a bit of spanish and thrown into an apartment with about 5 native Colombians definitely helped. I was interning in engineering and given quite a lot of responsibility early on. Fortunately a lot of the guys spoke English so it was easy enough to work with them.

After returning to Australia I started searching for m first real graduate job. I definitely put this intern experience down as my unique selling point every time I was question.

Great programme!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Ziyoda
10/10

Internship in Morocco

This was my first internship abroad and first time visiting Morocco. It has been my dream to travel around the country, explore the new places, meet new people, share experiences, gain academic knowledge as well as achieve greater personal growth, learn about the new culture and have fun! I definitely did everything from that list, I have even accomplished more in just a month!

I am very greatful to my parents for giving me this opportunity, it would have not been possible without their support! But, I would also like to say a huge thank you to the World Internships organisation for planning everything through and organising the best summer program I ever had! Special thanks go to the MCAS team in Rabat. Ali and Jihane, who were my supervisors. They made sure everything went smoothly from start to finish, and it all went perfectly indeed!

At first, when I arrived in Rabat, I wasn't expecting a lot from my internship program and the housing facilities, but I was pleasantly surprised when I met my host family. They are the most welcoming and friendly people, who made me feel at home! Despite the fact that I did not speak Arabic or French I managed to make new friends and communicate with the locals, all because I believe that an international language is a smile!

If you are planning on doing an internship abroad, specifically in Morocco, don't forget to pack enthusiasm, positive attitude, good mood and lots and lots of smiles! I am sure you will have the best time of your life and will treasure the special moments you spent there for the rest of your life, just like I will!

Thank you to everyone who made my internship happen! I already miss my Moroccan family and other interns! I cannot wait to be back!

How can this program be improved?
This program IS perfect!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Naomi
9/10

My stay in Kathmandu was such a rich experience personally as well as professionally. The city has such a rich culture that you are able to experience by visiting the different temples, museums, town centers, attending festivals and living with a host family also offers a unique opportunity. At first the city is overwhelming because it's such a different environment with the chaotic traffic and crowded streets, but after realizing you are safe and learning to cross the street, it is very enjoyable to immerse yourself in the way of life. Eating momos at small restaurants for lunch, taking tuk tuks around town, learning a few Nepali words and bargaining for handmade treasures. The people of Nepal are friendly and open to sharing their culture and way of life, take the time to learn about them and be open about yours as well. If you are a westerner, living in Kathmandu will be an experience of a lifetime.

How can this program be improved?
Lower the cost of the program perhaps.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Marcela
9/10

World Internships made one of my dreams come true with this internship. I fell in love with the city of Barcelona and I cannot wait to go back. The cultural activities provided by the staff in Barcelona were a great tool to aid the immersion into the Spanish culture. I would recommend this program to people who like to have control over their experience but also want a bit of guidance and some planned activities to supplement their independent exploring.

How can this program be improved?
Better communication from the beginning about the planned activities every week would be nice and an earlier implementation of the "Mentor" system to help the students get to know the city better sooner into the program.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Mike
10/10

While in Ecuador, I worked with indigenous tea farmers around the jungle town of Tena.

My internship was incredible. Not only was I in the Amazon Rainforest, but I was constantly forced to step out of my comfort zone and try new things. I tried new foods, spoke in different languages, and most importantly, learned how to interact in a different society. That's the beauty of an interning abroad - you get the same technical experience, but you also get that added bonus of interacting and learning from people, communities, and situations that you wouldn't normally have here in the States.

Interning abroad helped me grow tremendously. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested.

Yes, I recommend this program