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World Internships Reviews
Unpaid journalism work
Submitted by AKrauska - Northwestern University | November 17, 2016
The internship became a full-time job. There aren't any full-time staff writers, so I was expected to write 3 articles a day. I wanted to practice my language skills and travel more, but having a 40+ hour work week made it difficult to do that. I feel like the program cost was very high, compared to the work I needed to put into it, as well as what I got out of the experience.
New Zealand review
Submitted by s_zo - Saint Anselm College | November 17, 2016
I enjoyed my intern abroad in New Zealand. New Zealanders are some of the nicest people I have met. Adwina, the woman who placed me with Swimming New Zealand was very helpful. She was always there to answer any questions I had.
Reaching for my roots
Submitted by Kxwatts - - | November 16, 2016
As the grandson of a wonderful Italian grandmother I was astounded to find that an internship in Florence Italy was available to me! After attending community college for a short while I decided that it was not what I was looking for. Working as a photojournalist in my town as well as a cashier at my local supermarket, I was ready to experience something new. Seeing the beautiful coast of Italy from the plane assured me I'd made the right choice. My ride was waiting when I arrived and we quickly made it to the apartment I would reside for the next few months. I settled in quickly with some awesome room mates and was immediately invited to check out the city. Off we went (despite the jet lag). A few days later I was introduced to the photographer I would be working along side. In terms of immersion it was about as good as it gets. My mentor spoke minimal English and I spoke minimal Italian. This was the real deal. We would work at a relaxed pace during the week photographing clothing and jewelry for high end designers. I had plenty of time to adjust to the city and experience all it had to offer. When I left Italy I left with more than my belongings and gifts for friends back home, I left with the experience of a lifetime.
Submitted by Sophia Brelvi - North Carolina State University | October 10, 2014
I participated in a legal internship, and though it was not what I expected, the administration was really helpful and accommodating. I worked with an NGO and was expecting to do work related to law, but even though that did not work out as planned, it was not the fault of the administration. they reached out and asked if I wanted to be reassigned, but since I did not have much time, I decided against it. they were constantly in touch and readily available to help whenever needed. I would definitely go with them again in the future.
Everyone was really nice and would check up on me to make sure things were going well. The administration´s helpfulness and availability was great.
I was properly prepared for what to expect, and I liked that I was allowed to be independent.
My host lady was nice and very accommodating. The kitchen and utensils were kind of dirty, so I would rewash them before use. but other than that, my room was great, the neighborhood was safe and comfortable.
For a unique eating experience, definitely check out Café Manga in San Jose. it is a short walk from Mall San Pedro.
Felt At Home Abroad.
Submitted by Chris Fajardo - Baylor University | October 10, 2014
Costa Rica is a wonderful country, and making the transition into my home there was an easy one. The people are friendly and willing to help with Spanish.
The mountain in Santa Ana is a great place to watch the sunset.