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Why Internships Are A Great Experience – By Stud&globe

Are you wondering if an international internship would be a good experience for you? The advisors from STUD&GLOBE tell you all you need to know! We hope this post helps you make up your mind!

Q1. How does the experience of an international internship enrich life?

Living in a different country is enriching in several ways:

  • Professionally: it allows you to establish a first contact with the business world in a foreign country.
  • Personally: it makes you more open-minded by discovering a new culture in relation to food, clothing, beliefs and traditions. You will come back being more autonomous and this will help you adapt yourself better to new situations. You will make new friends and, of course, you will learn a new language.

Church in Greece next to the sea

Q2. What would you recommend to someone who is just about to start an internship?

It’s a good idea to take advantage of the possibility of achieving a significant practical experience in your sector and acquiring new competences. Share time with your colleagues, as they will give you tips and tell you about their own experiences. Internships are a unique opportunity to create new contacts and develop professional opportunities.

Q3. Is it a good idea to do an internship in a country where you don’t know the language? Is it essential to take language lessons before moving abroad?

The best option is to have a basic knowledge of the language. This will make it easier for you to make a first contact with local people, you will adapt more easily and you will understand your tasks better during the internship. Therefore, taking lessons before starting your experience will be very useful, as you will be able to improve your language level once you’re in the country!

Colleagues drinking during a work break

Q4. What would you say to someone who is unsure about starting this experience?

Just do it, this experience will allow you to get out of your comfort zone. You will live a very enriching professional experience and a guaranteed personal development.

Q5. Are there some countries better than others to do an internship, depending on your skills?

Definitely not, as experience will be always be benefitial. It all depends on the language you want to improve.

Q6. If you had to sum up living this experience in only one word, which one would you choose?

Enriching.​

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