Where Are They Now: How interning at a refugee center in Cape Town prepares you for a service-centered career

This week, we are catching up Sarah Lucey. Sarah interned at a refugee center in Cape Town in 2012. Since then, she has been quite busy graduating from Northeastern University, doing important human rights and social justice work at nonprofit organizations, and even getting married! Where in the world are you currently located? Boston, Massachusetts, […]

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Sarah Dilworth posted in: Where Are They Now?
What We’re Up To: Giving thanks and service in our communities

This time of year, starting with the American holiday of Thanksgiving, we are reminded to express gratitude for all we have. We also become acutely aware of those less fortune than ourselves. At Connect-123, our team members and internship participants practice giving back all year long. Here is some of what we’ve been up to […]

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Sarah Dilworth posted in: What We're Up To
Where Are They Now: Buenos Aires Intern to Veterinary Student

Connect-123 alumni are an impressive bunch and we love staying in touch and following our alumni along their academic, personal and professional journeys. Today we are catching up with Levi Smith, who was an animal science intern in Buenos Aires in 2015. Where in the world are you currently located? I’m currently in West Lafayette, […]

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How To Stay Safe While Interning Abroad

Interning, volunteering, and studying abroad comes with opportunities for personal, professional, and academic growth all while experiencing new cultures, languages, and having the time of your life. Traveling to a new country and settling down there (even if it’s just for a few months) is a thrilling experience. But it is also one that must […]

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Sarah Dilworth posted in: Culture, Intern Advice
Five Reasons to Intern Abroad in Buenos Aires

The world is a big place and deciding on where you want to travel can be difficult. But deciding where you want to (temporarily) live for your internship abroad can be even more difficult. There are so many factors to consider like language, integration into local culture, food options, cost of living, ease of transport, […]

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Sarah Dilworth posted in: Buenos Aires
Affording Your Internship Abroad

Taking the leap and deciding to pursue an internship abroad is no small feat. So many factors and variables go into this commitment, and that’s even before your choice of location, internship field, and programs come into play. At Connect-123, we know this is a life-altering experience and one in which requires careful planning and […]

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5 People Who Should Intern or Volunteer Abroad

At Connect-123, we see first-hand that intern and volunteer experiences abroad are for everyone. While many international interns are college students or recent graduates, you most certainly do not have to be a student in order to complete a global internship or volunteer experience. In fact many Connectors are people of all ages taking a […]

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Sarah Dilworth posted in: Career Development
Connect-123’s Summer Photo Contest

Over the coming weeks, we’re excited to welcome our participants to Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin, and Shanghai! While there is an infinite amount to learn, see, and do when you first arrive, we want our C-123 Photo Competition to help encourage you to document the lifelong memories you’ll be making. Here’s how it works: We’ll […]

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Sarah Dilworth posted in: Culture, What We're Up To
5 Videos That Will Make You Fall In Love With Cape Town

Did you know that the Connect-123 internship program was founded in Cape Town in 2006? Since then, we have expanded to 5 cities sprawling over 4 continents, but we’ve not forgotten our beloved flagship city of Cape Town. Check out the videos below to see why this place is so special for so many. 1)  Welcome […]

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Sarah Dilworth posted in: Cape Town
Staying Green While Abroad

Let’s face it, travelling isn’t always the best thing we can do for the environment. The long haul flights, the non-recyclable materials we sometimes have no other choice using, and the mentality of “it doesn’t count when I’m abroad” have detrimental effects on our environment. Unless you are living off the grid and growing your own […]

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Sarah Dilworth posted in: Environment