I particularly like the Travel Journals that share the experiences of other students. The Best Internship Destinations and Best Internship Choices help those who are undecided about destination or type of internship. There is also an eco/adventure section on the site for those interested in learning more about exciting opportunities that are fun and provide a chance to explore the country and learn more about its people.
GoAbroad.com also offers information on cheaper airfare for students seeking to travel internationally for the purpose of doing a study, internship, or volunteer experience abroad.
GoAbroad.com as with many internship abroad sites can be extremely frustrating for college students. First of all, there are so many locations and programs to choose from that it is often difficult to even know where to start. Students really need to decide on the location and the type of internship they want to do.
Secondly, even for volunteer and teaching positions; there is often a hefty program fee involved. Many students really want to do an internship abroad but they just don't have the money to pay the required fees. Some programs like BUNAC and some teaching experiences do pay a salary or stipend but it is essential for students to have an emergency fund from which they can access money if needed. Students are also required to pay their own transportation and oftentimes housing and food as well. Interning abroad definitely requires students to do a good deal of pre-planning and some financial resources to make it possible.
Some of the organizations that are listed on the site include:
- Abroad China
- Connect-123 Experiential Education
- Disney International Programs
- Experiential Learning International
For more information on Internships Abroad be sure to check out the Internships Abroad Program Directory.
Check out Penny's Top Internship Sites for more resources on finding internships and entry level jobs.