Interning in London:
Students who participate in an internship abroad have a definite advantage over their peers. Employers today view applicants with abroad experience very favorably due to the huge expansion of the global job market. Completing an internship abroad provides unique challenges and gives students the opportunity to learn and grow in another culture where employer rules and expectations may be different. Students interning in London gain exposure to working in one of the most diverse and exciting cities in the world.
About Global Experiences:
At Global Experiences, students are able to find unique internship opportunities working in a wide number of fields, such as: multinational banks, media, local and global politics, fashion, international business and much more based on their personal interests and skills. Spending time in such a diverse city as London students will not only gain experience working in a number of industries but also gain access to all of the cultural and tourist things there are to do in this vibrant city. Global Experiences also offers many locations to choose from.
Applicants who are approved for the London Internships Program will work directly with experienced staff members to share their academic background, career goals, resume and interview preparation, and in the development of an internship customized to the student’s area of interest. The staff works hard to find the right internship for each of its applicants out of the thousands of companies they work with around the world. Completing an internship through Global Experience offers students a chance to launch a successful career in almost any part of the world.
Why Global Experiences?
Students interning through Global Experiences are given a chance to fully experience the real culture of the city. Although students are not treated as tourists, Global Experiences offers an opportunity for students to learn how to prosper in a new and different cultural environment. In addition to an internship experience, Global Experiences offers regular social activities and various trips for students to engage in.
What do Alumni Have to Say:
As with any internship placement agency abroad, I always recommend that students contact the organization and ask for the contact information of several alumni. It’s important to feel totally comfortable with the program and the best way to find out more is to speak with people who have participated in the past. Global Experiences also provides some quotes from previous alumni on their website. The Global Experience Network also provides a way to reach out to current and previous participants in the program through social networking sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Blogger.
As with most abroad programs, there is a fee to participate. At Global Experiences, the fee includes internship placement, accommodations, on location support services, excursions and social events, travel and medical insurance, mobile phones, plus more.
Global Experiences offers a payment plan for students who are unable to pay the entire fee up front.
When thinking of doing an internship abroad it is critical that you compare options to find the best experience for you and to avoid any unexpected expenses that were not planned for in your original budget. I recommend that students thoroughly research opportunities when looking for an internship abroad and even develop a spreadsheet to list the various programs to ensure that they are comparing apples to apples before deciding on a program.
Applying for an Internship through Global Experiences:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Once a student decides to do an internship through Global Experiences, it is recommended that students apply and make a deposit to get the placement process started. Placements may be limited in certain popular fields so getting the application in early can be a definite advantage.
To learn more about applying to Global Experiences, please visit their website.