11 Reasons to Intern Abroad This Summer

Though summer is still quite a few months away, college students are already thinking about how they’re going to spend their summers. With deadlines for competitive internship opportunities coming up quickly, students should also consider interning abroad to help them stand out from the competition (now and in future).

With that said, IES Abroad–a leading global not-for-profit study abroad organization– has put together a list of the Top 11 Reasons to Intern Abroad and created a Where Should You Intern Abroad Quiz to help students find their perfect internship abroad match!


Top 11 Reasons to Intern Abroad:

  1. Form lasting relationships

2. Create a global network

3. Build up your résumé

4.Become a better version of yourself

5. Expand your comfort zone (or step out of it completely)

6. Improve your communication skills

7. Forge your career path

8. Learn foreign language skills

9. Gain a new perspective

10. Experience a truly global work environment

11. Boost your confidence and independence


About IES Abroad:

IES Abroad is a global, not-for-profit academic consortium of more than 250 top-tier American colleges and universities that provides premier study abroad and internship programs around the world. With more than 125+ study abroad programs in 35 locations worldwide, the organization creates authentic global education opportunities for more than 6,300 students annually. IES Abroad offers part-time and full-time internships around the globe across a range of placements.

About IES Abroad Internships:

IES Internships offers unpaid, full-time summer internship programs for academic credit in thirteen locations and full-time semester internships in four locations. In addition to IES Internships programming, IES Abroad offers unpaid, part-time semester and summer internships to supplement study abroad coursework in more than 25 cities around the world. While full-time summer internships are guaranteed, part-time internships are not.

Our internship programs create an unmatched global working and educational experience that defies the status quo for internships throughout the world.

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