Beyond Academy

Program Reviews

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Caitlin
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

London Beyond academy

I really enjoyed my experience and the support was amazing! I couldn’t recommend it more!
It’s a great experience for both career building and gaining experience but it’s also very sociable and easy to make friends. Location wise accommodation was great and easy to navigate and we had weekly events which was really nice!
I would highly suggest beyond academy for anyone and the workshops on offer also provide invaluable help with career building and working on your confidence and public speaking.

Pros
  • Great support
  • Career building
  • Social
Cons
  • None
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Ashu
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great support.

I approached Beyond Academy to join their London internship program. The overall process, from admission to placement, was very smooth, and the staff at Beyond Academy was very helpful in every step of the process. Even before the role-matching process began, I had a meaningful conversation with the program manager where I was able to express my needs and outline goals for the internship. Then the role matching team looked at many different opportunities for me and came up with something that really matched my interests and profile. I found that Beyond Academy understands the fact that many students and young professionals do internships so they can learn more. They'll do their best to find you an internship where you will not only add experience to your CV, but where you will also meet your learning objectives. Apart from that, they are always happy to support their candidates and hear their concerns. Whenever I had any questions, everyone was happy to talk to me at a moment's notice; I felt cared for. The staff at BA are genuine and honest people who really want to see their candidates succeed. That for me is very important and for this reason, I will recommend them to anyone who is looking to gain work experience overseas. You'll be in good hands!

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Mohammad
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing

The team at Beyond Academy is lovely to interact with, very helpful and always make sure that everything is going great with your experience. The events as well are amazing because they help you see the most beautiful places throughout the city and help you learn more about what it has to offer. The support they provide as well with regards to career progression and guidance for the future is also very helpful.

All in all a very amazing experience and would truly recommend to anyone considering to go abroad and be able to visit an amazing city, as well rack up some experience while they're at it.

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Christie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Beyond Academy Internship in Seoul, South Korea! :)

Beyond Academy is the best program to apply for when looking to work abroad and grow in your career path. I had 24/7 support from my Community Leader as well as from the rest of the staff via email if I ever had a question. I learned so much at my internship and I got to experience a lot of different things (food, culture, nightlife, daytime, etc). I even improved on my Korean language skills :). It was my first time stepping out of my comfort zone and Beyond Academy made it happen so thank you Beyond Academy! I truly appreciate this opportunity! :)

Pros
  • Community Leader always responsive and helpful (24/7 support)
  • Learning new things everyday and having a career coach was so helpful)
  • Gain confidence in Korea culture and language.
Cons
  • the staff at my accommodation were not that friendly
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Grant
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Beyond Academy London Program

I'm almost midway to my London Internship program. So far I'm enjoying every second of it. I get to work as an intern at the same time tour around the streets of London. Beyond Academy is very helpful and accommodating when it comes to assisting us interns make the most out of our London program. I'd say anyone who's thinking of joining Beyond Academy would not regret it. It's one of the best decisions I made after graduating. The training and work experience you'll gain can really be a big help for your goals and future career endeavours.

Pros
  • Training and Work Experience
  • Travelling
  • Job Networking
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Rebecca
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Beyond Academy in Seoul review

My time with Beyond Academy has been super amazing. All through the process they have been informative and helpful, answered all my questions and made sure I was never in the dark about anything, giving all the info I needed about the pragmatics of my travel. My tour guide Alize in particular has been absolutely wonderful and so so willing to always help, no matter the challenging situations we seem to find ourselves in, and the flexibility and freedom given to decide on the sort of activities we want to do has been great. I also feel that Alize's understanding of the city really meant that we have been able to get a feel for the city from the perspective of a true local. The support offered by having a guide also meant that someone was there to support you to ease the hard transition and hold your hand during the hard moments, and help navigate things I would've been very stressed to do alone, like checking in, finding my workplace, and navigating the language barrier. It also means when you get here, it's impossible to feel lonely. The activities have been varied and exciting too, though I felt in the winter months in particular it was harder to find things to do due to the temperature - I definitely recommend the warmer months. The complimentary gifts, meals, historical tours and even trips (!!) from Beyond Academy, as well as their willingness to offer support particularly with Covid difficulties (i.e. covering some of my hotel quarantine cost) have been a lovely addition. There were a few hitches, particularly due to Covid, where I believe I could have been warned a little earlier about things (e.g. travelling elsewhere for my 90 day tourism visa when Japan is in fact closed), or the fact that my internship wasn't directly related to the field I applied to, due to many of their partners being unable to take someone on during the pandemic. But overall, the programme has given me such a unique means of exploring Seoul, and offered immediate support at every turn when these things haven't quite gone right. It is their willingness to always help and improve your experience, that will stick with me. I think I couldn't have experienced Seoul in a way that had a more perfect blend of support and structure alongside giving you the freedom and knowledge to navigate the city yourself.

Pros
  • Amazing support
  • Flexibility
  • Incredible local insight
Cons
  • Slightly lacking in preparation in some areas
  • Accommodation was very student-like
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Will
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship

My internship was extremely beneficial as I completed tasks that were important to my company, rather than tasks which are associated with internships (e.g. filing). This allowed me to see what is required to be a successful worker in my field. Furthermore, the help from Beyond Academy was fantastic and I never felt like I was on my own which enhanced my experience as I knew I could get help with anything quickly, from cover letters to general advice. I would definitely recommend using Beyond Academy for an internship as it has been highly beneficial

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
My mock interview was very nerve racking to begin with, however, once it began my confidence grew.
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Hannah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Overall Experience with Beyond Academy

Beyond Academy was an incredible fit for me as it allowed me to live in one of my favorite cities (London) and simultaneously gain professional experience at a uniquely tailored internship placement. This program was perfect for me because it was so customized to each person; I got to choose the exact number of weeks I wanted to stay, if I wanted housing or not, and what field/specific internship I wanted to work for. The overall experience was amazing too, with super nice program admins, tons of social meetups, and befriending global intern peers through the program. I really enjoyed my time with Beyond and would 100% recommend it for anyone looking to get both professional and world experience.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I was shocked at how confident I became in the workplace through my time at my placement. I went from being absolutely insecure in my skills to being a strong voice in the company in only 4 months. This ended up getting me a job by the end of the internship program, which is something I never expected to happen so fast.
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Kim
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Beyond Academy 2021

Enrolling in this internship was honestly one of the best decisions I have ever made. I learnt so much more than I was expecting, met some of the most incredible people and had an experience of a lifetime. The Beyond Academy team are welcoming, kind and compassionate. They supported me, and the rest of the team, throughout the entire summer. We had super organised social events and constant feedback opportunities. The company was perfectly suited to me and I could not be more grateful to have been given the opportunity to work there. I would not be in the position I am in now without Beyond!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Going to the theatre to watch Hairspray. This was one of the best nights in London, no doubt. The experience was amazing, the atmosphere was incredible and the memory will last forever.
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George
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship Programme: all I needed in 6 weeks

Beyond Academy gave me the perfect tools to discover a part of me that I didn't know. The concerted effort to find a summer programme that suited me, my location and interest was a standout.

I can only thank Beyond Academy, who found a variety of sustainability-based programmes to suit my ultimately quite specific needs! To have seen the dedication to find a role that matched my credentials and interests was truly special, as the Beyond Programme Coordinators truly treat Interns like family. Love it - thank you!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Presenting to the team about an area of interest.
This was a challenge, however I projected my voice in an attempt to appear confident.
I was able to overcome the hurdle, and presented well to a versatile team.