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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

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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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Spain: Where I Found My Art

This post comes to us from Ashley Nave, an American student pursuing a degree in English/ Professional Writing and Spanish, who is currently interning in Barcelona. She has an interest in all sorts of writing: magazine writing, journalism, poetry, fiction and hopes to use her degree to document perspectives from other countries as a career and […]

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Alumni Interview: Mariam Said, Dublin Architecture Intern

Armed with a degree in Architecture, Mariam began an internship at an architecture firm in Dublin in the Spring of 2016. During her 8 month long internship she mastered a new design software, worked on impressive projects, and saw first-hand how a small architecture firm is run. She also fell in love with Ireland and the friendly people of […]

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10 Ways Interning Abroad Ruins Your Life

Did you know that this year, Connect-123 turned 10 years old? To celebrate this, we ran an alumni contest, published “Top 10” blog posts, and have a few more surprises up our sleeve to close out this celebratory year. Something we have learned over our ten years working with interns, students, and young professionals is […]

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Sarah Dilworth posted in: Culture
Overcoming Intern Jitters: Prepping for your 1st day of interning abroad

First things first, be sure to do a practice run of your commute to work BEFORE your first day. There is nothing worse than adding extra stress by rushing around or worrying about if you’re on the correct bus. Leave yourself plenty of extra time to get to your internship. If you show up extremely early, just take that time to stroll around the block and familiarize yourself with this new setting.

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Sarah Dilworth posted in: Career Development
Food in Buenos Aires: Where experience is just as important as taste

Buenos Aires Sustainable Development Intern and Michigan State University junior, Alexandra Stano, shares her love of food and culture with us in today’s intern blog post.   I would definitely consider myself a foodie. I especially love cooking and eating foods from other countries because it is a way to experience different traditions and cultures. […]

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Cape Town

In the vibrant city of Cape Town, South Africa, where mountains meet the sea, and rows of vineyards stretch across valleys and hills, the possibilities are endless. When coming to the Mother City, locals will undoubtedly suggest an endless amount of popular tourist attractions that you simply must visit. But here are 10 interesting facts […]

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Carla Steenkamp posted in: Cape Town, Culture
Top 10 Reasons to Head to Barcelona!

There are so many things that make Barcelona an irresistible destination for any wanderluster, it would probably be more efficient to enumerate the reasons not to catch the next plane to BCN. But after careful consideration, here are the top 10 reasons to drop everything and go to Barcelona: 1. The Beach You want party […]

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Katie Arango posted in: Barcelona, Culture