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Lu
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Occupational health and safety remote internship-Greece

My internship experience has been great! I felt comfortable talking to my supervisor and my team and I communicated well despite the language barrier between us. I was very impressed with the level of commitment from my supervisor and internship placement. Upon receiving my very first task, I could see that they were well-prepared and organized, and were ready to answer any of my questions and concerns. The most important task I was involved in was report writing, and other skills that I learnt along the way included communicating with clients. My internship experience went a long way in developing my time management and communication skills. All these skills work in both the short term and the long term, as the long-term goal of the organization I was paired with was to build multicultural relationships and gain expertise from other countries, so I helped in expanding the knowledge and expertise of the company in this regard. I am currently training to be a consultant in the field of occupational safety and health, and now I am qualified in terms of my degree, and my practical experience from this placement.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I had some commitments while doing this internship and trying to balance between different responsibilities was difficult but my internship supervisor and boss were so supportive and they helped me pull through with success!
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Alina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Community and Social Work Forum - Social Work Internship (out of Tanzania)

I had the opportunity to work with Community and Social Work Forum for a period of five weeks as result of my social work internship application with Intern Abroad HQ. My experience with Community and Social Work Forum has been unique. This is indeed the word the best describes the five weeks I have spent working with the organisation.

Although I have completed my internship remotely, thanks to the two professionals representing the organisation, I gained an original taste of the work that social workers do in Tanzania. Since our first interaction, I have been welcomed with kindness and I immediately felt part of the team. The whole internship program was person-centred, based on my personal and professional goals. The two professionals have been keen to ensuring that each and every activity that we conducted contributed to the achievement of my objectives. By way of illustration, I have always been encouraged to share subjects of interest to me to be discussed within our sessions. Furthermore, thanks to the support I received and by virtue of our discussions, I have managed to identify areas of improvement in my practice. This fact in itself has enabled me to become a better professional. In this context, I have also felt very comfortable with sharing some of my struggles in terms of the work I conduct with my clients. These have been received with a non-judgmental and extremely supportive attitude, leading the professionals to share some of the struggles they have themselves encountered during their fascinating careers along with techniques and methods to overcome them. The two professionals have always been ready to share their wide expertise and knowledge with me. They have provided me with extraordinary advices and guidance which I am now applying in my work.

It has been an immense pleasure to work with such valuable, caring and open-minded professionals. With honesty, I would be honoured to work with Community and Social Work Forum again. Thus, I strongly recommend Community and Social Work Forum to anyone who is interested in making the world a better place and who is looking for a unique internship or volunteering experience.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
First of all, I would love to have the opportunity to work with Community and Social Work Forum, via Intern Abroad HQ, again. It would be fantastic! As I have completed the internship remotely, if I would do it again, I would indeed go to Tanzania. Thus, the only one thing I would change is the way I would complete it.
Response from Intern Abroad HQ

Hi Alina, thanks for sharing the time to make this recommendation and share your feedback and experience! It was a pleasure to host your internship and we wish you the very best for your career and future ambitions.

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Ashleigh
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I will cherish this trip forever!

Spending two weeks taught In Guatemala taught me so much about their culture, their language, and their way of living. Adjusting to everything was difficult and frustrating at first but now I realize that challenges like that is what made me grow. Also, even though there were challenges like language barrier and unknown setting, my host family and support staff were always there for me if I had a problem I needed to resolve. The people there are so nice and patient so if you are worried that you will not know anyone their don't worry! You will make friends fast. Ultimately, the experience is what you make of it and you can choose what speed you want to take things at. All I can tell you is that Guatemala is absolutely beautiful and that it was an incredible learning experience.

What would you improve about this program?
If anything I would recommend making sure that there is wifi in the homes.
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Miriam
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I had the most amazing experience!

I had the most amazing experience doing an internship in Cape Town, South Africa over this summer. I did a psychology internship for four weeks. IAHQ ,thank you for giving me the trip of a life time. The internship I did is very helpful for my future career and I am so grateful that IAHQ gave me this opportunity. IAHQ really helps you find an internship that is right for you. They were so helpful every step of the way. I met amazing interns and I made everlasting memories. I got to see a beautiful country while doing an internship related to what I am studying. Everyone I met was so friendly. I got to learn about a new culture. I definitely recommend this program to anyone who likes travelling and is looking for a trip they will never forget.

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Natalie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Your experience is what you make of it

I absolutely loved my time abroad in Tanzania this summer. Compared to my many past experiences volunteering abroad, this has been the best journey I have had. I taught at a primary school called Assumption School that was rich with socio-economic diversity among the student body and staff. The children were absolutely adorable and completely fluent in English! I was so lucky to have had the opportunity to have had taught them and I wouldn’t change it for the world! I felt so well informed and well prepared for my work, and was lucky enough to be with other interns who brought so much positivity to the accommodation to the point where I was excited to not only go to work to see my kids, but also to come home and spend time with my new found family.

What would you improve about this program?
There is not a thing I would change! I really enjoyed my trip.
Response from Intern Abroad HQ

Hi Natalie,
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! It's awesome to hear that the teaching staff were so welcoming to you and assisted with so many aspects of your internship stay. I'm sure that your positive energy will also be missed by the team and your home-away-from-home.
All the best with your future plans!
Asante! From Dallas and the Intern Abroad HQ team :-)

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Cora
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Women's Shelter in Tanzania

Going abroad for an internship was one of the best things I could of done for my self growth. It opened me up to an environment that is completely new and full of opportunity. My supervisors were all helpful with answering questions and being a friendly face to see everyday. She checked in on me quite frequently to see how I was doing in my placement and overall. There is a lot of public transportation that will help you get anywhere you want. Everyone in the city who I interacted it were very friendly. I lived not too far from my work and the center of the city. The interns all got very close as well, which made Arusha feel like home. The experience was something I will treasure for a lifetime, and hopefully will get to do again sometime in the future. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone interested.

What would you improve about this program?
What I would improve is more structure at the shelter. When I got there I have never been in an environment where there was no structure, so I felt very lost in the beginning.
Response from Intern Abroad HQ

Hi Cora, it's awesome to read these comments about your experiences and hear that the internship was a great investment in your personal growth! We wish you all the best with your next adventures. Asante! From Dallas and the Intern Abroad HQ team :-)

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Mariah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Experience of a lifetime in Spain!

I would recommend Intern Abroad HQ to anyone. They were so incredibly helpful throughout the whole process of applying, interning, and reflecting post-internship. I have absolutely no regrets with interning through Intern Abroad, which gave me the life-changing opportunity to live and intern in Spain. With this experience, I was able to learn and grow an immense amount and build relationships with some of the most welcoming people in the world! At my internship placement, I was able to develop my Spanish language skills while learning how a healthcare nonprofit in Spain functions. I was also able to immerse myself in the Spanish culture, allowing me to learn and grow in more ways than one. I am forever thankful for having had this opportunity.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
In general, I am not a huge fan of seafood, but I tried a bunch of seafood in a traditional Valencian dish similar to paella!
Response from Intern Abroad HQ

Dear Mariah, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! We're really happy that you had an amazing experience and learned a lot during the internship. It was our pleasure to host you and we wish you all the best moving forward! Cheers - enjoy the rest of your summer! From Dallas and the team :-)

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Manal
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An experience I will never forget!

I volunteered in Cusco, Peru for 4 weeks at a clinic. In the clinic I worked with a Physiotherapist and worked with the patients they saw. The tasks included doing pain management with hydrotherapy, electrical stimulation, laser, and ultrasounds. The therapist taught me a lot I did not know and working in the clinic was very hands on. Prior to departure, my program coordinator was very responsive with anything I needed. There was an internship manual that explained everything I needed to know so there was not any surprises when I was there. The home stay were extremely friendly! I always felt safe and they were always there if I ever needed anything. I definitely will be doing another internship with InternAbroadHQ. The only mistake I made was not staying longer!

Response from Intern Abroad HQ

Hi Manal,

Thank you for your kind review! We really enjoyed having you as an intern in Peru and it was a pleasure to work with you. You came prepared and made the most of your time abroad from day 1. I know the local team in Peru will miss your daily contributions and hopefully you made some great friends along the way.

Good luck in the next chapter of your professional development and I hope the experience you gained in Cusco benefits your future career goals.

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Emily
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Review on Internship HQ

Intern HQ has given me the amazing opportunity to work abroad in an amazing country. I was placed with an incredible family, put into a great work environment, and given the time to explore and take in the culture and ways of life of the local people in the country I interned in. I meet so many lifelong amazing friends, made connections, unforgettable memories, and furthered my knowledge in my line of study. I couldn't thank Intern HQ enough for all of the support and one on one connection that they helped me to have during this time. I will most definitely spread the word and recommend students to want to intern abroad to use Intern HQ!

Intern HQ has given me the amazing opportunity to work abroad in an amazing country. I was placed with a incredible family, put into a great work environment, and given the time to explore and take in the culture and ways of life of the local people in the country I interned in. I meet so many lifelong amazing friends, made connections, unforgettable memories, and furthered my knowledge in my line of study. I couldn't thank Intern HQ enough for all of the support and one on one connection that they helped me to have during this time. I will most definitely spread the word and recommend students to want to intern abroad to use Intern HQ!

What would you improve about this program?
Lower the amount of schoolwork, due to the fact that we have 2 other class credits to complete for the internship!
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Alex
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

"Discover, Immerse, Experience, Grow" - Proyecto Peru

I did an internship through Intern Abroad HQ in Cusco, Peru for a semester study abroad through my university. It was one of the best things I have ever done in my life! It has been my dream to study abroad since I was in middle school and through this program, I was able to live that dream.

Intern Abroad HQ did a great job at organizing everything pre-departure as well as checking up on the group of us throughout our time in Peru. The staff at Proyecto Peru were amazing and super helpful with helping you out with anything and everything. I was lucky enough to be able to work with the director of the English department. I assisted him with teaching classes, marketing, program development, and program outreach. Within the first week, the staff already felt like my family away from home.

My host family was absolutely incredible. They were the kindest, self-less, and most inspiring people I have met. They made me feel right at home and never made me feel like I was just another student at the dinner table. Leaving them was so hard and I can not wait for the day I can go back.

My sole purpose of going to Cusco was to learn Spanish. Anyone looking to improve their Spanish, Cusco is the place to go! The Spanish is very easy to understand, and the locals are always willing to help you out. My private Spanish lessons through Proyecto Peru helped me a lot to gain more fluency and proficiency as well talking with my host family every day.

Finally, if you are an adventurer, Cusco is calling your name. The Cusco area is beautiful. There is so many cool places to explore. I promise you won’t have enough time to see it all. Plan your weekends ahead of time because in a blink of an eye they will be gone!

Now quit reading this review and go apply for an internship with Intern Abroad HQ. I promise you will have an experience of a lifetime!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Definitely guinea pig! It may not look appetizing, but you gotta try it while you are in Cusco. It's not as bad as it looks!
Response from Intern Abroad HQ

Hi Alex,

Thank you for your review! It sounds like you had an amazing experience and you took this opportunity and made the most of every minute. Congratulations on the completion of your internship and I'm sure you'll be looking back on this experience for years to come. All the best in your endeavors. You were a great ambassador for Southern Utah University in Peru. From myself and the Intern Abroad HQ team, we wish you all the best in your future pursuits.