World Internships Participant Reviews

Overall Rating

7 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    5

  • Work Environment

    8

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    6

I'm glad I did it but could use improvements

I was too afraid of going and living in a foreign country on my own and World Internships was that connection and push I needed to actually move to Australia. While preparing for my experience abroad they were great, they had good communication, they helped me with everything, they personally Skyped me, they gave me options with where to intern, they found me housing, and I loved all of that. However there are some negatives. I didn't know my housing situation until days before my departure. My internship placement moved recently and so I ended up with over an hour commute daily. I thought I would be with other interns and have social events but there was none of that. My housing situation was the perfect location (right in the city) but I basically lived in a closet. Overall, there were some negatives but I fell in love with Melbourne (the city I lived in) and got work experience in my industry of interest. Without World Internships I wouldn't have gotten that and I am still happy that I went to them for this experience.

Program: Intern in Australia with World Internships

Overall Rating

7 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    3

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Work Environment

    7

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    9

Morocco Spring 2018

I greatly enjoyed my time traveling around Morocco. But, my internship experience was not great. I was given a placement before I arrived but never went there. It was very unorganized. Teachers and host family were great!

Program: Intern in Morocco with World Internships

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    5

  • Work Environment

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    9

Music business internship in Barcelona

My internship in Barcelona was an amazing experience! I loved the city and got very familiar with its different neighborhoods and cultures. My main issue during my stay was my homestay situation - It was nothing like I expected it to be, or how it was advertised to me, and if I had known what my situation would be like, I would have chosen to live in an apartment instead. My internship placement was great and I learned a lot how concert promotion and production companies operate, as well as did a little bit of translating contracts and emails.

Program: Intern in Spain with World Internships

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    6

  • Living Situation

    1

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Health & Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    8

Internship in New Zealand

I had an amazing time interning at Grizzly Digital in New Zealand. I made many lifelong friends and connections and found New Zealand to be my home away from home. I am thankful for World Internships finding my housing and placing me in an internship. I was able to learn from my new surroundings and explore the beautiful country at the same time. Every day, I wish I could go back!

Program: Advertising Internships in New Zealand

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Work Environment

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Intern in Vietnam

All in all a great experience that I would not have gone without. One of the best experiences I have had. However, there was a big part of the different tasks I could not be involved in because of the language barrier.

Program: Intern in Vietnam with World Internships

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    7

  • Program Administration

    2

  • Living Situation

    6

  • Work Environment

    9

  • Health & Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    6

Great experience, sub-par company

I absolutely loved my experience, but some things didn't happen that should have. The person who was supposed to pick me up from the airport and give me orientation wasn't there when I arrived so I had to take a taxi from the airport. I didn't get any help from the company for the first week and then they set me up with a different company for orientation. I had no roommates even though I requested one. World Internships doesn't rate very high in my book, but you should still do it. It was an amazing experience. I wouldn't change a thing.

Program: Intern in Australia with World Internships

  • World Internships responded to this review September 20, 2017 at 1:43 PM

    Thank you so much for this review! We are happy that you had a great experience in Australia even after the rocky start. We do recognize that your introduction did not go as smoothly as intended due to unfortunate circumstances, however with your suggestions and feedback we have made adjustments and are improving our operations and support abroad. Wishing you all the best for the future!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Ecuador internship

I interned on the Galapagos islands and the Amazon Rainforest for 12 weeks. It was such an incredible and life-changing experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone. I worked at a biological station and an animal rehabilitation center, which was perfect to give me a well-rounded experience.

Program: Intern in Ecuador with World Internships

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Social Life

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Living Situation

    1

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Internship Placement

    10

Great experience

My overall experience was great. I loved my internship, my coworkers were amazing. I fit right in right away. I loved my roommates, none were from the United States and I learned so much other countries and cultures. My only issue was with the accommodation company itself. World internships from accommodations with management companies, and the company was not very willing to assist with issues, and has horrible customer service. During my last week, they told my roommates and I to shut up on the phone then hung up. They were not willing to fix the washing machine that was broken for over a week, so I was forced to get World Internships involved to resolve the issue. However once I ed the director, I received immediate response from WI and the management company was over that night to fix it. So World Internships is great for support during my entire experience. I rarely had problems but they ensured they were fix as soon as I did. This company made it so easy to come abroad, making my dream become a reality.

Program: Intern in Ireland with World Internships

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Work Environment

    7

  • Health & Safety

    7

  • Social Life

    10

Internship with turtles

It was an overall amazing experience. Something I wouldn't change for the world. Even though the internship ended abruptly due to lack of organization & communication with the team on site, it was a dream come true. It showed me how I can truly make a difference in the world by having sea turtles as coworkers! Having hands on opportunities was an advantage I'll have for the rest of my life. Going into the internship I was a little nervous knowing that I would have to do it in Spanish, however my Spanish quickly improved which will also give me the upper hand. I now can say my first internship in my field was in a different country, done in a different language, and had hands on experience you can't get anywhere else but there.

Program: Intern in Costa Rica with World Internships

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Internship

I really enjoyed my time here and although I was a little nervous coming over I couldn't be more pleased with my experience here. This experience has exceeded anything I thought it would be like.

Program: Intern in South Africa with World Internships