The ABCs of traveling Europe

Boys and girls, it’s time to learn your ABCs – of European travel. It’s a beautiful region filled with magical, historic cities and sights, delicious food and kindhearted, warm people. Don’t miss your chance to see Europe and find out what all the hype is about.


The Alhambra

The gorgeous Spanish palace and fortress can be found in southern Spain.


Berlin Wall

Once having divided Berlin into East and West, the wall now serves as a monument to Germany’s troubled past.


Channel Tunnel

The undersea rail tunnel connecting northern France and the United Kingdom.



Delicious doners are an absolute must for foodies abroad in Berlin.



The official currency of the eurozone.


Fish and chips

Quintessential London dish – don’t forget the mushy peas!


must-see places in Europe


Gran Vía

Madrid’s most important thoroughfare, a walk down this bustling boulevard can keep you occupied for hours – especially if you like to shop.


Hackescher Markt

A well-known shopping area in central Berlin.


Irish Stew

A traditional Irish meat-and-vegetable folk dish, often served with lamb and carrots. It’s a must-try during your internship in Dublin.


Jewish Museum

A fascinating museum in Berlin dedicated to two millennia of German-Jewish history.


Konzerthaus Berlin

The German orchestra’s stunning neoclassical concert hall.


Leaning Tower of Pisa

Not pizza. Though when you’re in Italy, that’s good too.


Mind the gap

British tube art or, alternatively, a warning sign to watch your step. You’ll see this a lot during an internship in London.


must-see places in Europe


Notre Dame Cathedral

Medieval Parisian gothic cathedral and known home of Quasimodo.


El Oso y el Madroño

Madrid’s famous stone and bronze statue in the centrally-located Puerta del Sol square.



Great Britain’s currency (GBP).


Queen Elizabeth

The Queen of England and the world’s longest-reigning monarch alive today.



Budget European airliner – a cheap and easy way to travel as long as you read the fine print.



A spectacular World Heritage City located near Madrid.


must-see places in Europe



Europe has an impressive array of high-speed trains. It’s a speedy, inexpensive and safe way to travel and see a country.


Urquhart Castle

An incredible Scottish castle overlooking Loch Ness (believed to be the home of Nessie, the mythical Loch Ness Monster).



A French royal château, the Palace of Versailles is a symbol of absolute monarchy.


Westminster Abbey

This gorgeous, world-famous church building is 700-years-old. It’s a must-see during your internship in London.


The XX

Who doesn’t love this English band from Wandsworth, London? Try to catch them on tour during your travels.



A must-see, magical and medieval city in the north of England.


Berlin Zoologischer Garten

Germany’s historic zoo – the first in the country. It also holds the world’s largest variety of animal species.


You can go and visit all of these must-see places in Europe during your international internship. Learn more about how to boost your career with a travel adventure.





1. based on London, by gacabo, CC-by-SA 2.0

2. based on Fish, Chips, and Mushy Peas, by Charles Haynes, CC-by-SA 2.0

3. based on MIND THE GAP – Epping [2/3], by christopher_brown, CC-by-2.0

4. based on Segovia, by David Arpi, CC-by-ND 2.0


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Elizabeth Trovall

After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her fourth year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.

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