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Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 01:00 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

While still in school, Donna decided to put her German language skills to the test by participating in a co-op program with Eurocopter Deutschland, an aviation company. During her semester abroad, Donna traveled extensively, built her cross-cultural confidence and made more friends than she ever expected.

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Posted on Friday, June 9, 2017 - 10:59 in In the News, Intern Abroad

Boosting the career potential of your time abroad is all about perspective and confidence. Being bold, curious and prepared to grab hold of any opportunity that presents itself is what will set you apart from the crows. You’re already abroad! What better time to build connections, strengthen professional networks and meet face-to-face with potential future employers? Job Hunting During Your International Internship will inspire you to get clear about your goals, maintain focus and make constant progress while abroad.

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Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 11:10 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

Stephanie spent almost two months interning at a hospital in Costa Rica, where she was able to combine her passion for Spanish language with her personal career goals. Facing an initial setback, Stephanie took her internship into her own hands to ensure that she was able to build the experience she wanted while abroad.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:19 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

Tanya’s story demonstrates the value of determination and drive when searching for international opportunities. She knew she wanted to intern for credit in a student services office at a foreign university, and went about creating her own internship by contacting English-speaking universities abroad and offering her services. Tanya’s story illustrates the importance of confidence, curiosity and an open mind when participating in a program abroad.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:48 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

By working for a microfinance organization in Ghana, May-Lynne was able to have a personally rewarding experience while building valuable professional credentials. May-Lynne’s inspiring story outlines her perspective on keeping an open mind abroad, and the steps she took to integrate fully into local Ghanaian culture.

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Posted on Monday, April 3, 2017 - 01:00 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

Celine’s reasons for traveling to Ethiopia were two-fold. Firstly, she knew that media outlets in her home country weren’t telling the whole story about life in Africa, and she wanted to experience it first-hand. Secondly, as a commerce major, Celine was interested in building career-boosting knowledge about the African approach to business and finance. Her trip turned out to be the experience of a lifetime.

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Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 00:00 in Intern Abroad, In the News

The woes of the unpaid intern are a major topic of discussion in the college bars and around the water coolers of North America these days. Internships and extended volunteer positions have almost become a necessary step between education and paid entry-level positions, and recent grads face fierce competition when trying to land an internship with a firm or organization. In order to support themselves for the duration of one or more internships, they must either get support from family members, or go further into debt. But for most, the value of a few extra bullet points on their resumes... Read the full article

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Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 12:08 in In the News, Intern Abroad

Like it or not, in the globalized, online world, you are constantly building your personal brand. What is a "personal brand," you ask? Well, in simple terms, it's your reputation and what you represent publicly.

Most young people starting out on an internationally-oriented career have not yet had the opportunity to develop a cohesive personal brand; but you can think of it this way: if a potential employer were to Google your name, what would s/he see on the first page of results? Would the results represent your professional/personal values and support your career goals?

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Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 10:02 in Study Abroad, Intern Abroad, Work Abroad

Before you make the decision to head abroad for an extended period of time, take the time to assess your personality. It's easy to envision yourself in a beautiful and exotic foreign country, having the time of your life -- but the reality of day-to-day life overseas can be different from what you imagine. A positive outlook, a sense of humor and a hefty dose of flexibility are the traits that will help you navigate your new environment comfortably and deal with the challenges of cross-cultural communication.

Are you the type of person who thrives on adventure and uncertainty? Do... Read the full article

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Posted on Friday, June 7, 2013 - 15:16 in Intern Abroad

Interning abroad is an ideal way to give your career an extra boost in its early stages. Not only will you be developing skills in your chosen field, you'll also be adding value to your internship by building adaptation and communication skills -- not to mention learning about another culture, and perhaps even learning a new language. 

Connect-123 is a company that develops and administers internship programs, as well as volunteer and study programs. Internships are available in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin and Shanghai. The programs are fee-based, but every once in a... Read the full article

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