World Internships Participant Reviews
I'm glad I did it but could use improvements
Submitted by Katherine - Seattle United States | May 16, 2018
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.
Morocco Spring 2018
Submitted by Morocco2018 - - | April 17, 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!
Music business internship in Barcelona
Submitted by bartonks196 - SUNY Potsdam | March 19, 2018
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.
Internship in New Zealand
Submitted by Kristen deBarros - VCU Brandcenter | December 23, 2017
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!
Intern in Vietnam
Submitted by Trine Hansen - Copenhagen Business School | November 06, 2017
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.
Great experience, sub-par company
Submitted by KD - Kansas State University | August 18, 2017
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.
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!
Submitted by bstimson - Texas A&M University | August 08, 2017
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.
Submitted by bflynn - Ball State University | July 25, 2017
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.
Internship with turtles
Submitted by Ltriosbr - Coastal Carolina University | July 23, 2017
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.
Submitted by cdanekas - Indiana University- Bloomington | July 22, 2017
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.