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Have you ever dream of gaining valuable work experience while exploring a new country and immersing yourself in a different culture? An internship abroad program can turn that dream into reality!
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January Intersession 2020
January Intersession 2020
Florence University of the Arts ( FUA ) - January Intersession. Study abroad in Florence for 3 weeks in January. Study abroad program offered for all majors. Apply online now!
TuttoToscana 2024, Special Event Management Program in Florence Italy and NYC
Summer 2019
This specially structured program takes place for 3 weeks of learning in Florence and 1 week of events in New York City. The program focus is event production from the perspectives of event management, communications & public relations, food & wine management, art direction. Final exams are held online in the 5th week. Alternately, NYC event week-only and final exam options are also offered, see below for details.
Art in Paris Summer 2019 Program
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A summer program aimed at students who want to experience living Paris and learn about its history, culture and art. Students can develop their practical skills in either photography or drawing.
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Summer 2019
Apicius International School of Hospitality Summer 2019 Programs. Study Abroad Culinary art, Italian Baking and Pastry or Restaurant Management.
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June 2018 – 3 Week Summer Program
Summer 2018
Paros Island International Music Study Abroad Programs: Duration: # weeks. Application Deadline: 90 days before the beginning of the program Eligibility Requirements: The program is open to second, third and fourth year undergraduate students of Music with an interest in composition, improvisation, 20th century music and musicology Language: English
Summer 2019 Term I and II
Summer 2019
The Barcelona International College summer program offers students from around the world the opportunity to become members of our student body, earn college credits for courses taught in English
2 Weeks Summer Courses
Summer 2019
Develop your art skills, learn the fundamentals of drawing and illustration. The course also includes a series of study day trips to sites of architectural importance around the South of England.
Internship and Arabic Language
Summer 2019
MCAS offers various placements in these areas: Human Rights, Education, Children in Need, Women’s Empowerment, Micro-finance, Journalism and Non-Governmental Organizations
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Summer 2016
Students take one health related class at the host university and have an internship at a hospital
Fresco-Hunting Photo Research Expedition to Medieval Balkan Churches
Summer 2019
Take a part in an expedition for documentation of abandoned medieval churches/chapels and their frescoes in Western Bulgaria.
9 Week Graduate Hospitality Apparenticeship in the Restaurant Industry
Summer 2019
Program Details The Summer Post Graduate Apprenticeship program prepares students for supervisory and management positions in the world's largest and fastest growing industry. The Florence experience is a unique opportunity that is open only to a limited number of students who already possess a professional and advanced educational training in the culinary field.
June 2018 – 4 Week Summer Program
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Paros Island International Music Study Abroad Programs: Duration: 4 Weeks. Application Deadline: 90 days before the beginning of the program Eligibility Requirements: The program is open to second, third and fourth year undergraduate students of Music with an interest in composition, improvisation, 20th century music and musicology Language: English
3 Weeks Summer Courses
Summer 2019
A comprehensive introduction to animation, British architecture, drawing and fashion design, film making and make up.
Excavations of the Neolithic Settlement Ilindentsi
Summer 2019
Archaeological excavation at the village of Ilindentsi located of the majestic Pirin Mountains (UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Southwestern Bulgaria.
Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project
Summer 2019
Come and help the project team to reveal the secrets of the lost temple of Apollo!
Excavation at Tell Yunatsite
Summer 2019
Learn about the Rise and Fall of the Europe's Earliest Civilization in the Fifth Millennium BC
High School Summer 2020 Program in Florence, Italy
Summer 2020
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Excavation of Emporion Pistiros
Summer 2019
Discover the ruins of an ancient Greek trade center (emporion) in the heart of Thrace
Launch Your Career Globally!

Launch Your Career Globally!

A Guide to Internship Abroad Programs

Have you ever dream of gaining valuable work experience while exploring a new country and immersing yourself in a different culture?  An internship abroad program can turn that dream into reality!

This comprehensive guide is designed for anyone interested in embarking on this exciting adventure. Whether you're a recent graduate, a seasoned professional seeking a career change, or simply someone with a thirst for international experience, internship programs abroad offer a unique opportunity to develop your skills, broaden your horizons, and stand out from the crowd.

What is an Internship Abroad Program?

An internship abroad program is a structured experience that places you in a professional setting overseas. You'll work alongside experienced professionals in your field of interest, gaining hands-on experience and contributing to real work projects.  

These programs typically last from a few weeks to a semester or even a full year, depending on the program and your chosen destination.

Why Choose an Internship Abroad Program?

Here are just a few reasons why an internship abroad program could be the perfect next step for you:

Gain International Work Experience: Employers increasingly value candidates with global experience. An internship abroad demonstrates your adaptability, intercultural communication skills, and initiative.

Develop Professional Skills: Internship programs allow you to apply your academic knowledge in a real-world setting. You'll gain valuable skills like project management, teamwork, problem-solving, and communication – all in a new cultural context.

Immerse Yourself in a New Culture: Living and working abroad provides a unique opportunity to experience a different way of life. You'll learn about the local customs, traditions, and language, fostering a deeper understanding of the world.

Network with Professionals: Internship programs often connect you with a network of professionals in your field, both locally and internationally. These connections can be invaluable resources for your future career.

Travel and Adventure: Combine professional development with travel and exploration! Your internship abroad can be a launchpad for exploring new destinations, experiencing new cultures, and creating lifelong memories.

What to Consider When Choosing an Internship Abroad Program

With a wide variety of internship programs available, choosing the right one for you is crucial. Here are some key factors to consider:

Your Field of Interest: Internship programs are available in almost every field imaginable, from business and marketing to healthcare, engineering, and education. Choose a program that aligns with your academic background and career aspirations.

Program Length and Location: Programs can range from short-term summer internships to semester-long or year-long placements. Consider your schedule and budget when making this decision. The location you choose will depend on your personal interests, language skills, and desired cultural experience.

Choosing a Program Provider: With a plethora of program providers available, selecting the right one for you requires careful consideration. Look for these aspects:

Program Reputation: Research the program provider's experience and reputation in the internship placement field. Read reviews from past participants to gain insights into their program structure and support services.

Program Focus: Choose a provider whose programs align with your field of interest and career goals. Some providers specialize in specific industries, while others offer a wider range of fields.

Location Options: Consider your preferred location based on your cultural interests, language skills, and desired work experience. Research the cost of living, visa requirements, and safety aspects of your chosen destination.

Program Structure: Programs vary in terms of length, focus, and support services offered. Explore programs offering cultural immersion workshops, language training, and professional development seminars.

Health Insurance: Ensure you have adequate health insurance coverage for the duration of your program. Explore options offered by the program provider or obtain comprehensive travel insurance.

Cost and Funding: Costs for internship programs abroad can vary depending on the program length, location, and included services. Explore scholarships, grants, and financial aid options to help offset the costs.

How to Apply for an Internship Abroad Program

Once you've chosen a program that interests you, it's time to start the application process. Here's a general overview of the steps involved:

Research and Choose Your Program: Thoroughly research different internship programs and providers to find the best fit for you.

Review Application Requirements: Each program has its own application requirements. These may include transcripts, letters of recommendation, a resume or CV, essays, and language proficiency tests (if applicable).

Prepare Your Application Materials: Put your best foot forward by carefully crafting your application materials. Proofread everything meticulously before submitting your application.

Interview (if applicable): Some programs may require an interview as part of the application process. Be prepared to discuss your skills, experiences, and motivations for participating in the program.

Secure Funding: Explore scholarship and financial aid options to help cover the program costs. Talk to your family, friends, or potential employers about contributing to your experience.

Funding Your Internship Abroad Program:

The cost of internship programs abroad can vary depending on factors like location, program duration, and included services. Here are ways to manage the expenses:

Scholarships and Grants: Numerous scholarships and grants specifically target students or young professionals seeking international internship experiences. Research and apply for relevant funding opportunities well in advance.

Financial Aid Options: Many universities and colleges offer financial aid programs that can be applied towards internship programs abroad. Explore these options with your academic institution's financial aid office.

Fundraising: Consider organizing fundraising events or online campaigns to raise funds for your internship program.

Part-time Work: If your program schedule allows, you might explore part-time work opportunities in your host country to contribute to your living expenses.

What to Expect During Your Internship Abroad

Once you've been accepted into your chosen program, it's time to start preparing for your exciting adventure! Here's a glimpse into what you can expect:

Many internship programs offer pre-departure support services, such as visa application assistance, cultural orientation workshops, and language training resources. Take advantage of these resources to ensure a smooth transition abroad.

Accommodation: Depending on the program, you may be placed in homestay accommodations, student dorms, or apartments. Research your housing options and consider your budget and preferences.

Arrival and Orientation: Upon arrival in your host country, your program provider may offer an orientation program to help you adjust to your new surroundings. This may include information on local transportation, culture, customs, and safety tips.

Making the Most of Your Internship Abroad

Here are some tips to ensure a successful and enriching internship experience:

Be Proactive and Take Initiative: Don't be afraid to ask questions, volunteer for new tasks, and take initiative in your work. Show your enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

Embrace the Culture: Immerse yourself in the local culture by trying new foods, attending cultural events, and practicing the language. Be open to new experiences and perspectives.

Build Relationships: Network with your colleagues, supervisors, and fellow interns. These connections can be valuable resources for your future career.

Travel and Explore: Take advantage of your free time to explore your host country and surrounding areas. Traveling will broaden your horizons and create lasting memories.

Reflect and Learn: Reflect on your experiences throughout your internship. Take notes, keep a journal, and document your learnings and challenges.

Showcasing Your Internship on Your Resume and in Job Interviews

Having an internship abroad experience under your belt can significantly booster your resume and make a strong impression during job interviews. Here's how to showcase it effectively:

Quantify Your Achievements: Use quantifiable metrics to highlight the impact you made during your internship. Did you increase website traffic by X%? Did you develop Y new marketing strategies? Emphasize tangible results.

Highlight Your Skills: Describe the specific skills you developed during your internship, such as project management, data analysis, or intercultural communication. Use action verbs to showcase your initiative and problem-solving abilities.

Tailor Your Approach: When applying for jobs, tailor your resume and interview responses to highlight the skills and experiences most relevant to the specific position.


Challenges and Considerations

While internship programs abroad offer incredible benefits, there are also some challenges to consider:

Cultural Adjustment: Adapting to a new culture can be challenging. Be prepared for differences in communication styles, work ethic, and social norms.

Language Barrier: If you don't speak the local language fluently, you may encounter communication difficulties. Consider taking language classes before your departure.

Homesickness: Missing loved ones back home is natural. Stay connected with them through video calls and messages.

Financial Considerations: Budget carefully and plan for unexpected expenses. Explore scholarship and financial aid opportunities beforehand.


An internship abroad program can be a transformative experience, launching your career on a global scale and enriching your life in countless ways.  By carefully choosing a program, preparing thoroughly, and embracing the challenges and opportunities that come your way, you can set yourself up for success.  So, take the leap, embark on this exciting adventure, and watch your personal and professional horizons expand!


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