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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

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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 Contest to help encourage you to document the lifelong memories you’ll be making. Here’s how it works: […]

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Sarah Dilworth posted in: Culture, What We're Up To
How to Pack for Interning Abroad

You’ve made the decision to build your resume, advance your education and real world experience, and focus on language learning and intercultural experiences. You’ve searched for, applied to, and selected an internship. Your housing is arranged and you bought your plane tickets. You are prepared. Except, a few days before you leave, you start packing […]

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Sarah Dilworth posted in: Career Development, Culture
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
Updates from Abroad: Hiking, Sandboarding and Culinary Delights

Connect-123 interns have unparalleled international career and work-related experience through our program, all while living and traveling abroad. But did you know that each destination has an established social network and support circle filled with our local coordinators and other interns on the program? We put on weekly events and social nights, day trips, and weekend excursions to introduce […]

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Sarah Dilworth posted in: What We're Up To
Connect-123 Photo Contest Semi-Finalists!

We were thrilled to receive close to 100 submissions on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with the tag of #Connect123 for the annual C-123 photo competition. Be sure to check out some of these great photos, and keep up with our current interns while you’re at it! Without further ado, here are the 3 semi-finalists for the 2016 […]

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Sarah Dilworth posted in: What We're Up To
Adventure, You Say? Connect-123 Has That!

Our five internship and volunteer destinations may be major international cities: Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin, and Shanghai, but that does not mean it’s all concrete and skyscrapers for our interns! These locations are extremely diverse, both culturally and geographically. And while there is adventure awaiting just outside the city limits, did you know […]

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