WHY INTERN ABROAD?
One of the best outcomes from spending time interning abroad is the opportunity for personal development and awareness. Understanding your unique passions, interests, character, and natural abilities can help save valuable time and money as you begin your professional career. By stepping outside your comfort zone and into new surroundings, you will have the chance for self-reflection and the opportunity to unlock new skills and abilities..
API Global Internships are the perfect way to accelerate your career path through career exploration and skills development. In addition to test-driving a career through a customized internship abroad, our program has been developed to give you the best career development training and resources to prepare you for a meaningful and successful career.
Problem solving, communication, taking initiative, self-confidence, and adaptability are just a few of the skills participants who studied or interned abroad indicate they gained through participation. The good news is these skills match what employers say graduates are lacking when entering their professional careers.
Working overseas presents unique challenges and pushes you outside of your comfort zone, it can also be a great way to grow your soft skills and cultural competency. More and more employers are saying that work experience is more important than G.P.A, field of study, or the name of your school.
API Global Internships give you an edge in a global economy where companies work with international clients, have global operations, and employ a diverse workforce made up of people from many different cultures. Far fewer participants engage in international internships, giving you a unique experience to help you stand out from other graduates.
There are a number of benefits of earning academic credit for your internship abroad. Internship coursework requires students to complete a variety of reflective assignments, which will help the student recognize skills and learning gained through participation. This can be essential for communicating the experience and earned competencies to future employers. Also, earning academic credit may open up financial aid and scholarship opportunities through your home institution.