Why do an internship abroad?
Gain life skills!
Shape your employability!
If you are a current student, recent graduate or young professional then having practical, professional experience in your field of study will be a major advantage when competing in the job market. An internship serves to prove your employability to the potential supervisor of your choice. It will also help smooth your transition from university life to the first position in your chosen career path. After all, you have been there before, it’s just another company, different building, people, processes and tools but it is still a company in your field of expertise. Now imagine the benefit of adding an international twist to the experience. You will be pushed harder and you will gain more.
You will be pushed to be resourceful in a professional environment abroad, add value to a company from day one, put your coursework to practice, become culturally competent, and build your international network. Your resume will stand out when applying for jobs for you have proven that you can live up to multiple challenges and succeed; you have asserted intelligence, flexibility, perseverance and great people skills. And by the way, based on alumni surveys, U.S. universities have begun to highlight the correlation between an internship abroad and above-average first job salaries.
In addition to growing professionally you will get the chance to spend a few months in another country. This is fun, rewarding, and a life-changing experience. You will have one more country where you can feel at home, where you are not just a tourist but part of the community. A place to return to where you will always feel familiar.