Global Experiences Programs
This internship program will take participants to one of Europe's most vibrant and progressive cities - Barcelona, Spain! Located in the middle of mountains and the Mediterranean,...
Global Experiences Reviews
Submitted by Deena - - | April 28, 2017
I took part in Global Experience program this Spring Semester and I would highly recommend the program. The team at Global Experience are very professional and did an excellent job from the initial stages of finding placement to the stay in London. I would recommend the program for anyone looking to advance their career and travel abroad. I completed a Finance internship in a great company which I really enjoyed and was great learning experience. Overall, the program goes above and beyond what could be expected of a normal internship and has been an advantage to me in building my career. I feel lucky to have the chance to have lived and worked in such a fascinating city like London and absolutely recommend this program to anyone looking to grow personally and professionally!
Program: Fall & Spring Internships in London
Best decision yet
Submitted by Christie - Clemson University | April 25, 2017
Interning in Sydney was the best experience I could have asked for. Global Experiences placed me at an incredible internship and was available to answer any questions before, during and after my time abroad. I felt I was able to fully immerse myself into the culture and create meaningful relationships, both personally and professionally. If I could go back in time, I wouldn't have done anything differently.
Program: Fall & Spring Internships in Sydney
Marine science research intern
Submitted by Lyssa L - - | April 10, 2017
I had such a wonderful experience here in Australia! Being a marine science major and trying to start the next chapter of my life after graduation, I found that my placement was perfect for me. I worked with great people from all areas of the world and got to complete hands on tasks that gave me the experience I needed to decide my future. Not only was the placement a perfect fit, I was able to explore the city and other areas with my time off. Using Global Experiences allowed me to jump right into my work without the hassle of trying to find a place to live. My coordinator, Kiri, helped me with anything that I needed which led me to spending even more time in Australia after my internship was over.
Program: Fall & Spring Internships in Sydney
Experience of a lifetime
Submitted by Sarah Szuba - SUNY Fredonia | April 03, 2017
I first heard of Global Experiences from a friend who had been in the Barcelona program and said it changed his life. I decided to apply after reading so many good reviews saying that it was the best way to grow as a student who wanted an experience working abroad. And wow were they right - prior to even leaving for the trip I felt like I was being prepared and set up for success in my internship. I had support every step of the process and really felt like I was growing as a student, into a young professional. Although I had a flight delay on my way to Barcelona, which put a slight bump in the road, I was met immediately upon my arrival by the Barcelona program coordinator, Inma. She was incredibly reassuring and showed me around the area to make me comfortable and feel at home. From then on, I always felt like I could reach out to her when I had any questions or even when I needed suggestions for places to get good paella or authentic Spanish food.
What I was even more impressed by was how perfect my housing and internship placement was. For my housing, I was placed with people who were from all different cultures, some Americans, Italians, a Mexican and even a German and Slovakian girl at one point. My living situation was a bit different than others because it was a large apartment and some of my flatmates were only living there for a limited time. I chose this living arrangement though, so I had the opportunity to meet as many people as possible and I am so happy with my decision. We had an excellent location close to the centre of the city and the apartment was great, with everything we needed.
For my internship placement, I couldn't have been happier. After doing the preparation with G.E. prior to leaving, they learned what my strengths are and what kind of company would be the best match for me. From this, they found the perfect company - one that is just as positive, outgoing and open minded as I am. I instantly felt comfortable in my company and slowly began feeling like I found a second family right in Barcelona. During my time at work, I was given the opportunity to gain more and more responsibility. I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and learned things I would've never thought I would've learned in a marketing and communications internship. I even got to attend the Mobile World Congress event, an international convention that happens once a year in Barcelona - where we launched an app that we had been working on for many weeks leading up to the event. I learned how to pitch to other companies and even investors - which gave me a taste of the sales world and sparked some interest in possibly pursuing sales along with marketing at some point. I feel like I had the opportunity to explore so many different types of tasks that really helped me feel like I could do anything I want as long as I'm open to learning and putting myself out there - even if it means not being successful at it right away.
The activities that were planned by Global Experiences were a blast as well! We did a city bike tour, a wine and tapas tour, went to the Magic Fountain Show and made a trip to Montserrat Mountain. It was really fun to do things as a group and the professional development workshop we did was really helpful as well. I never would have thought 3 months of working abroad would have me crying upon my departure because I didn't want to leave. Although I was sad to leave, the amazing experience I had with G.E. gave me that much more of a push to stay motivated at home to follow my dreams.
Overall - Global Experiences was a 10/10 experience, I don't think I would have had the same experience or opportunities with any other abroad program. I truly grew as a young professional and learned to find comfort in taking on new challenges in a new culture, 4000 miles away from home. Because of my experience, I plan on returning to Barcelona, my home away from home, after I graduate to work and continue my adventures in the culture and city I have fallen head over heels in love with.
Interning in Dublin
Submitted by Kristen - Salisbury University | March 28, 2017
Interning in Dublin has been such a wonderful experience. I have never lived out of the country, so getting to know the city has been fun. My internship placement was perfect and the ladies at my job made me feel right at home. My internship was in the city centre, so it gave me a good opportunity to explore the city on my lunch breaks. My whole experience has been positive and I couldn't imagine doing anything else for a semester.
Program: Spring & Fall Internships in Dublin