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Internships abroad

Janelle Vreeland

Make the most of your time abroad with an internship

For those of you interested in studying abroad, international internship opportunities abound. Many students study abroad for a semester, and interning abroad during that semester allows you to enhance your college credits and career experience all at once.

In fact, if you are thinking about moving to another country after you graduate, this is the best way to get ahead of the competition. By using your semester abroad as an internship opportunity, and a way to get your foot in the career door, you free up your summers before and after graduation and make it easier to land the job you want right away.

Many colleges offer career support to overseas students if you plan on participating in an abroad program offered by your school. If these programs don’t seem like a perfect fit, there are plenty of programs offered by outside companies that vary by country and career interest.

Make sure to meet with your academic or study abroad advisor if you find an outside program that appeals to you so you can work with them to receive academic credit. They can also help you through the process of working abroad and ensure that you have all the correct documentation. International internships can enhance your abroad experience, integrate you into the culture and expose you to a broader understanding of how the wider world works.

If you’re interested in finding out more about internships abroad, visit With a huge database of verified programs and a helpful online advisor ready to answer your individual questions, this is your go-to site for interning while abroad.

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