Study abroad is like a vacation…wrong! You want to experience the culture and interact with the locals, but you are worried you will likely only be around other international students. The perfect solution to this is interning abroad.
If you are applying for graduate school, professional school, jobs, or for your next steps after graduation, you will most likely get an application or interview question about your experience with a different culture and how you adapted to it. What is a better way to answer this question and stand out than with your personal working experience abroad?
Internships sound amazing, but also daunting. For most people, finding an internship in the United States is an ordeal in itself, so how can someone expect to find an internship in a foreign country? That’s precisely the point, you don’t have to go out and do the ground work to find the internship.
If you are interested in doing internship for course credits, the program you go on will have a coordinator on site in the study abroad country who will find a placement to match your request. If you are interested in doing a full-time internship without course credits, the UT Study Abroad Office will have specific placements and partnerships with companies across the globe.
I studied abroad in London, UK at Moorefield’s Eye Hospital and Sydney, AU at the Heart Research Institute conducting clinical research. These experiences made such a huge difference in my time abroad. I felt like a part of those cities, commuting to work among the hustle and bustle. The colleagues I’ve met are life-long friends and those experiences have shaped my unique educational background.