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Germany

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program for Young Professionals (CBYX)

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals is a work/study fellowship program that gives participants an understanding of everyday life, education, and...

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Argentina

Internship Program in Argentina

The Cultural Vistas Internship Program in Argentina provides U.S. and Canadian students and young professionals with internship placements in either Buenos Aires or Córdoba....

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Germany

Internship Program in Germany

The Cultural Vistas Internship Program in Germany provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable international work skills, improve German language abilities,...

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Germany

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

The Robert Bosch Foundation and Cultural Vistas invite US professionals to apply for the 2017-2018 Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program. Bosch Fellows act as consultants...

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United States

J-1 U.S. Internships and Training Programs

Looking to intern and advance your career in the United States? You are in the right place. Cultural Vistas provides thousands of international students and professionals...

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Ireland

Internship Program in Ireland

Spend up to a year gaining valuable internship experience in your career field of interest in the greater Dublin area. The Cultural Vistas Internship Program in Ireland...

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Germany

Berlin Startup Program

Cultural Vistas offers students from around the world the unique opportunity to complete an internship with a startup company in Berlin, the German capital of innovation

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Chile

Internship Program in Chile

The Cultural Vistas Internship Program in Chile provides U.S. and Canadian students and young professionals with internship placements in a variety of fields in the city

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Germany

Independent Work Abroad in Germany

The Independent Work Abroad Program in Germany provides work authorization for students enrolled at U.S. universities and colleges. Enrolled students from Canada and non-U.S....

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Switzerland

Independent Work Abroad in Switzerland

Cultural Vistas' Independent Work Abroad in Switzerland program provides work authorization for U.S. citizens who are recent college graduates. Participants find their own...

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-Multi-Country Locations

IAESTE United States

The IAESTE Internship Placement Program matches U.S. university students majoring in technical fields with paid internships abroad in more than 80 countries. Positions are...

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Cultural Vistas Fellowship

Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Asia, Europe, & Latin America The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity

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Spain

Summer Internship Program in Spain

The Cultural Vistas Summer Internship Program in Spain provides an excellent opportunity for U.S. and Canadian students to gain work experience abroad, improve their Spanish...

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Germany

EMGIP - German State Parliaments Fellowship

The Émigré Memorial German Internship Program–German State Parliaments (EMGIP) is a fellowship program that provides U.S. and Canadian students with internships at a

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Participant Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Awesome!

This program has far and away been the best thing I've ever participated in. It had everything I had asked for: good company, the opportunity to study and learn German, a chance to travel and visit historic locations and meet locals. I highly recommend this program.

Program: Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program for Young Professionals (CBYX)

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    6

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

Perfect balance of all things intercultural

The first two months of language classes provided a great base for getting to know the culture, the language and other people in my program. Living with a host family significantly improved my very basic level of German to a comfortable level of conversational German.

My the living situation for my permanent placement was not ideal because I had hoped to live with a host family again, not in an international dorm. However, the program emphasizes flexibility and I made the most of my situation. I made friends from across the globe and had plenty of independence and freedom.

My internship was perfect, as it gave me a great balance of German practice and immersion in a German workplace, while also giving me the experience to interact with plenty of international people in the volunteer work camps that I led.

Overall, EXCELLENT program to develop young professionalism and intercultural awareness!

Program: Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program for Young Professionals (CBYX)

Overall Rating

5 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    4

  • Program Administration

    4

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    6

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    8

Treasured Experience, Miscommunicated Expectations

Upon reflecting on my internship experience in 2007 with then CDS International (now Cultural Vistas), I learned a great deal and grew significantly as a global citizen of this world. I'm very thankful for my experience as it helped me stand out as a graduate school applicant and it's a treasured experience I reflect on often. While I enjoyed my homestay, loved the neighborhood I lived in, and appreciate that I'm still connected to my coworkers, I would have enjoyed my program more if the cultural differences about my internship would have been made known upfront. I received a cultural orientation on site where it was clarified, but I wished I'd learned that before leaving. I was expecting to gain a great deal of hands-on experience while working full time, but I was eventually cut down to four hours/day, M-Th. It was clear I was the first intern to be with the organization as they didn't always have something for me to do and that was frustrating to navigate at times. Expectations are difficult to manage for both parties when in an intercultural environment, but being more clear about positions and responsibilities would make for a more meaningful and fulfilling experience, both in and out of the internship assignment.

Program: Internship Program in Argentina

  • Cultural Vistas responded to this review February 19, 2016 at 8:09 AM

    We appreciate your honest feedback. Whether left in a review here or within our post-program follow-up, we're always working to improve the experience of our participants.

    We are glad to hear you treasured your experience abroad.

    We're sorry that the expectations were not more clearly communicated at the onset of your program.

    A lot has changed (including our name!) in the last eight-plus years, including our partner on the ground in Argentina so we do believe that future participants can count on an internship that fits their career interests.

Overall Rating

6 / 10

  • Social Life

    6

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Living Situation

    6

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Internship Placement

    6

Experience of a lifetime.

My most memorable experience is when my host company for my internship took me to Berlin on a trade fair trip. I felt like more than an intern, i felt like i belonged.

So i could work abroad in Germany with a multi-national corporation. I wanted to improve my business German and practice the life skills i learned in the class room.

Program: Internship Program in Germany

  • Cultural Vistas responded to this review February 19, 2016 at 8:10 AM

    We're glad to hear you had such a positive and memorable experience.

Overall Rating

7 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    7

  • Living Situation

    4

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    7

Amazing Thing to Do Before College

I took my junior year of high school to do this program and it was the best choice I have ever made. I learned so much at a crucial age and found what I was interested in. My host family didn't work out but the best part was the culture, the CBYX meetings and students, and making friends from all over the world. Amazing life choice

Program: Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program for Young Professionals (CBYX)