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Interning Abroad in New York

Horns honking. A biker zooms past. Newsstands beaming with publications hot off the press. New York City- the largest city in the United States. Known for its vibrant diversity and limitless opportunity, this bustling city has something to offer everyone. New York City is a place where anything can happen. Whether seeking internship opportunities or courses for credit, this electrifying city will not disappoint.

Geography & Demographics

The Big Apple is situated on the United State's east coast, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the states of New Jersey and Connecticut. New York City consists of five boroughs: Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. Though opportunities can be found in every borough, the majority are offered on the island of Manhattan.

Home to Ellis Island, New York City has long been a cultural hub in the United States. The city is incredibly diverse with a population well over eight million. Some of the country's wealthiest and poorest citizens cohabit this urban dwelling. Far from utopia, most neighborhoods have distinct populations segregated by ethnicity, religion, and socioeconomic status.

New York City experiences four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. From bone chilling winters to hot and humid summers, the climate is as diverse as its citizens. Spring and fall tend to be pleasantly mild. A warm jacket is a must for the winter months, a light rain jacket or umbrella is sufficient for the spring, and a sweater or long-sleeves are suitable for the fall. 

Food & Culture

English is the official language of the United States, and the most common language in the city, although dialects from around the world can be heard frequently as well. As with everywhere in the United States, the dollar is the only accepted currency. Cash and cards are accepted nearly everywhere, though banks and ATMs are abundant.

New York has an impeccable food culture. The city is competitive, and with that, if a restaurant doesn't please it's patrons the doors don't stay open long. Dining can be expensive so if budget-conscious be sure to check the menu out before ordering. An appetizer, drink, and entree may soon be well over $100! If interning during the summer months, be sure to check out restaurant week. A long list of restaurants serve exquisite prix fixe meals at an affordable price.

Things to Do

Known as the city that never sleeps, rest assured there is always something happening. Public transportation runs around the clock, so navigating into the wee hours of the night can be a sinch. From broadway shows to professional sporting events, fashion shows to street performers, museums to concerts, restaurants to bars and clubs, one will never get bored.  A plethora of resources are available to help students and interns alike keep up with what's happening. Many activities can cost a pretty penny but there are loads of free events to take advantage of too.

Interning in NYC

Life in the city is fast-paced. Transport in and around the five boroughs is easy and convenient: the city's MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) runs around the clock. Leave the car keys behind as vehicles are typically a hastle. A range of passes are available for sale that can be redeemed on both subway and bus routes.

New Yorkers know how to walk: walking a mile or two to the office is common. Consider your route before purchasing any passes. Citi Bike, New York's bike-share system, is also a great way to experience the city. Catch a bike heading into the office or after a late night out.

With the raise of an arm one can easily hail a taxi. Make sure it's yellow to be sure that the one hailed is metered. Taxis tend to be one of the most expensive means of transportation. Each mode has its benefits though.

Some internships can be paid but just as many are unpaid. Most are offered through large companies or corporations but there are many offered by intimate, boutique businesses as well. New York City is extremely competitive when it comes to interns. It's truly a happening place!

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