Life Abroad

6 reasons to choose experiences over things

Dear Danielle, my name is Hannah and I’ve just been accepted to The Intern Group’s Chicago program next year and I am so excited! I read your blog, “How to fund an internship abroad” a few weeks ago and have already started applying to scholarships and grants, so thank you for the resources. Even with…

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6 ways interning abroad will boost your networking skills

In any profession, who you know can matter just as much as what you know. Learn how to boost your networking skills, make meaningful connections and grow your professional network through an internship abroad.   1. You’ll learn international “shoptalk” Every industry has its own vocabulary and buzz words. Being placed in a foreign office…

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8 useful tips for avoiding sticky situations abroad

Traveling abroad can be a stressful experience if you’re not sure what to watch out for. Here are a few tips for staying away from extra charges, potentially tense moments and other annoying problems while traveling.   8 tips on how to avoid problems while traveling abroad:   1. Make a copy of your passport…

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How to budget your money in Chicago

Internships are an investment in your future. That said, unpaid opportunities mean slashing expenses whenever possible. Learn how to make the most of your abroad experience without breaking the bank with our best budgeting tips for Chicago.   1. Shop at the city’s many farmers markets Get wonderful produce at low costs by choosing to…

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11 essential tips for a solo female traveler

  So you like traveling? Great! Many people love to go abroad and expand their horizons, so the main question becomes why travel solo? What are the advantages of traveling alone in a world as big and scary and intimidating as this one? Beth Whitman, travel writer and speaker with hundreds of thousands of solo…

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