Your college years are the best time to study abroad. An internship abroad takes you one step further to gain a real-life perspective on your industry, and will look even more attractive to future employers. What if we told you, you can study and intern abroad through a partnership with SUNY Postdam and Global Experiences!
Our program focuses on your career development. We will help you learn about your specific set of professional skills, and how you can incorporate those skills and strengths into your professional documents; as well as, speak to those traits in your interview with an employer. Interning abroad is a unique way to advance your professional development in your career field while immersing yourself in a new culture!
"I learned how to pitch to other companies and even investors - which gave me a taste of the sales world and sparked some interest in possibly pursuing sales along with marketing at some point. I feel like I had the opportunity to explore so many different types of tasks that really helped me feel like I could do anything I want as long as I'm open to learning and putting myself out there - even if it means not being successful at it right away."
I got placed at an awesome advertising agency on a marketing role involved in a lot of brand, client, and product research. My internship placement worked out perfectly and Global experiences know what they're doing when they are matching you up to a company. They always make sure you are receiving everything you are looking for so that it turns into a memorable and growing experience.
Another plus was the events that they put on for the interns. We received a welcome party to meet all the interns, multiple day trips, and an exit orientation at the Shard. I chose Global Experiences to help me along; I definitely think London is amazing and my experience could not have gone any better!
Michigan State University - Marketing - London, England
One of the best experiences. This internship was seriously worth every penny. I could have not picked a better location. Dublin is an amazing city with such rich history as well as modern flair. If you are trying to decide the best location, look into Dublin you will not be sorry. The town is fun and safe. I never once felt uneasy or scared. Global Experiences matched me with my DREAM internship. I learned such vital information and skills that will put me above my competition in the real world. Global Experiences is a great program and I could not recommend it more.
Ole Miss - Hospitality - Dublin, Ireland
I aspire to work in the consulting field and getting on the job experience while crucial to securing a job, is not very easy to find. The staff at Global Experiences was incredibly honest with me during my application process. I was beyond ecstatic when I found out I had secured the position with the such an organization. The experience I gained through working with this company was irreplaceable; I feel much more confident going into my job search now. I have learned skills that will not only assist me in my professional career but also just help regarding living life in our ever increasingly globalized society.
Texas A&M - Business - Milan, Italy
Students looking to position themselves in the global workforce need to build intercultural communication skills and awareness and there is no better way than to participate in the Global Experiences Internship Program through SUNY Potsdam.
Opportunities are available to students on all SUNY campuses, across all majors, and can be credit bearing.
Summer programs are 8 – 10 weeks and semester programs are 12 – 15 weeks depending on location. Language proficiency is not required and in non-English speaking locations language courses are part of the program. Students participate in a Career Development Program and are matched individually to an internship approved by the Study Abroad office and relevant faculty.
Most students completing a Study Abroad Internship can receive 6 – 12 Upper Division Credits. This translates to 240-480 internship hours + an Academic Component. The Academic Component includes weekly reflective journals, a culminating final project, informational interviews, updated resume, critical book reviews assigned by SUNY Potsdam’s Faculty Sponsor and selected readings in the student’s major of career field.
Director of Study Abroad