Summer is the time when you get to choose what you want to do! It’s a break from the classroom, the lecture hall or the office. Maybe you’re thinking about what to do this summer? Well, have you considered an internship abroad?
Let’s take a look at 5 big reasons why a summer internship could really benefit you and your career!
1. See the world… and more
Usually, people use their summers to travel, whether that be abroad or to a different place in their country. If you take an internship abroad this can make your travel experience even more worthwhile!
You get to visit a new place, open your mind to a different culture and at the same time, enhance your professional experience. You get to see the country you are traveling to on a cultural level as a tourist, and also on a professional level as an employee. It is a really great way to see the world and actually benefit your own career prospects at the same time.
2. International connections
Taking an internship abroad can increase your career prospects because it opens up a whole new scope of contacts. Pushing yourself to make this step is not as easy as an internship in your hometown may be, but the rewards will be worth it.
You expose yourself to the global market in your field, learn about international business and see your work from a different perspective. This could reward you in the future if you decide to pursue a career in international business or you’d like the opportunity to in fact work abroad.
3. Challenge yourself
It’s a challenge that will not only benefit you professionally, but personally too! You will find yourself in completely novel situations; a new country, a new culture, a new office environment with new colleagues and friends. You’ll definitely be out of your comfort zone at first! However, the way you adjust and the things you will learn from others, will only benefit you for the future.
4. Career decisions
If you have little or no experience working in your field, an internship is an excellent way to get a feel for what your future in this industry may be like, and, to see if you actually like it! Some of our students have interned in their chosen subjects and actually realized that they prefer another field or another focus within their sector, and this is useful too!
An internship abroad completely exposes you to the workplace and to your own capabilities and skills … helping you to find out what you are good at, what you like to do and ultimately, where your passions truly lie!
5. Enjoy going to work!
Taking an internship in Spain can be so much more exciting than an internship where there are little surprises. An internship in a different culture, where you may have to communicate in your second language, can feel so much more exciting and enjoyable too! You’ll get to feel passionate about what you do while learning from all angles. It’s an opportunity you won’t want to pass up!
We have a huge range of internship sectors available for internationals wanting to gain work experience in Spain. Take a look here to find out more about summer internships and contact us here if you want to apply for a summer internship right now!