Internships Abroad in Greece

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A Guide to Internships Abroad in Greece

Home to the highly-celebrated mythologies of gods and goddesses, Greece undeniably offers inspiration — expansive landscapes and seas dotted with thousands of islands. Overflowing with a legendary ancient heritage, the country contains sun-bleached historical ruins worth traversing the globe for. Beyond the turquoise coastline, ancient ruins, and inland wonders, visitors find great enjoyment in interactions with the locals. Intern abroad in Greece to gain reputable work experience that will boost the outlook of your future career.

Where to Intern Abroad in Greece

Greece is located at the crossroads of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe — a rather strategic location. The country has an extensive coastline and thousands of islands. The beautiful backdrops make for an ideal internship location. The following are some of the best cities for interning in Greece:

One of the world’s oldest city and capital of Greece, Athens is situated near the coast of the Aegean Sea, sprawled across a central plain, and bounded by four large mountains. The city is an ancient hub of landmarks, where you can marvel at the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery. History buffs will rejoice with the numerous museums here to visit off the clock, like the Cycladic Museum, Kerameikos Archaeological Museum, and the National Archaeological Museum.

The Greek island of Kos lies in southeastern Aegean Sea, off the Anatolian coast of Turkey. The harbour community boasts popular beaches, bobbing yachts, and a medieval castle. The Kritika Beach is lined with hotels and restaurants, and Kos is a popular destination for tourists who love to party, so you could easily find internships in the hospitality industry, such as serving, housekeeping, and hotel entertainment.

Home to ancient sites, such the castle of Monolithos and Kamiros site, the spearheaded-shaped island of Rhodes is located in southeastern Greece. You’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time when you see the the ancient theatres and stadiums as well. With its turquoise waters, wooded valleys, and buzzing nightlife, you’ll quickly come to see why it’s the most visited destination of Greece with nearly 2 million people visiting each year.

Costs of Interning in Greece

Most internships are unpaid, but you could earn a small stipend of around $550 a month in some internships. Fortunately, most program fees for Greece internships cover the cost of accommodation and meals, so you’ll only need to spend extra money on excursions and airfare. You’ll need to save ahead of time and budget wisely to cover the costs, and you could also use scholarships and FundMyTravel for a little extra support.

Accommodations in Greece

You may not be a god or goddess residing on Mount Olympus, but you can expect to live happily in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Accommodations can range from apartments/flats, group/shared housing, villas, and homestay arrangements.The programs usually will provide accommodation for its interns, and if they don’t, they usually offer assistance with finding housing.

Visas for Greece

If your internship is less than 90 days, you’ll need a passport, but not a visa. If you’re staying longer than 90 days, you’ll need to apply for a Greece Visa for internship purposes, which involves an application form, passport, travel medical insurance, a cover letter, flight itinerary, means of subsistence, two passport photos, and a enrollment certificate, to name a few. Programs usually assist with these matters, and you could look up contacts for help using GoAbroad’s Embassy Directory.

GoAbroad’s Insider Tips

You’ll face some challenges along the way while fulfilling your internships with the different customs, language barriers, and possibly homesickness. Thankfully, Greeks are laidback and friendly with a business casual culture.

Wherever you’re placed, you’ll never run out of things to do. Highly inspiring cultural experiences span from organized tours to historical sites, like Ancient Plaka, Parthenon, and the Acropolis, and excursions to the Santorini to experience the red sand beaches.

Whether you’re enjoying the aroma of souvlaki grilling or hiking on volcanoes, you’ll feel like a god or goddess as you journey through Greece.

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