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[ID:0244]While many internships are available, not all will correspond to your needs and interests. You will have to do some preliminary research to locate the one that’s right for you. The first step in evaluating any internship is to consider whether the experience will be worth the time and effort required. For example, you should consider whether it matches your career goals; or, if you have little or no overseas experience, consider that gaining this experience may be more important than acquiring specific career training. This is even true if the assignment is unstructured (and many of them are). The cross-cultural living and working experience you gain will make it worthwhile!

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Interned & Learned a Language in Costa Rica
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Her thoughts on Cultural Differences
When I would arrange to meet local friends I'd always be waiting for 10 to 30 minutes. Their lifestyle is just not as fast-paced as ours!

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Her thoughts on Cultural Differences
In Western countries, communication is a lot more direct and casual, whereas in China, it is more indirect and polite.

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