Updates from Abroad: Hiking, Sandboarding and Culinary Delights

By Sarah Dilworth

Connect-123 interns have unparalleled international career and work-related experience through our programs, 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 our interns to local culture, learn about the country’s history, meet the other interns, and have a bit of fun. Check out what our intern and volunteer abroad program activities were the past few weeks!


The Barcelona Connectors have gotten a taste of what their city is all about through bike tours, watching a flamenco show, and eating some of the best tapas in the city!

Cycling through the barrios of Barcelona!
Buenos Aires

Our group in Buenos Aires has been busy exploring the city, learning about Argentine customs, including the importance of steak, empanadas, mate, and dulce de leche to the Argentine diet, and even danced the tango!

Learning all things Argentine and culinary!
Showing off their tango moves.
Cape Town

Here’s some of that adventure we were talking about a few weeks ago! The Connectors in Cape Town have enjoyed sandboarding on dunes outside the city, tasting traditional foods from all over the continent, and making friends with each other over Cape Town’s incredible gastronomical scene.

Learning about traditional meal-time customs.
Interns ready to tackle sandboarding!

It has been a lot of cliff hiking (both on the East and West coasts of Ireland), city exploring, and trad music listening, with a few pints of the “black stuff” here and there, for our Dublin interns!

A windy, but clear, day at the Cliffs of Moher.
Exploring Dublin’s fair city!

Stay tuned for next month’s round-up of what keeps our interns busy outside of their internships!

Sarah Dilworth

Marketing Coordinator
Sarah’s passion for cultural and educational travel was sparked by her first experience of studying abroad in Limerick, Ireland ten years ago. After graduating with a BA in Political Science from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, she returned to Ireland to study Intercultural Studies at Dublin City University. With experience working in primary and secondary education, cultural exchange, and marketing for an international education organization, Sarah founded a freelance business aimed at supporting small businesses and nonprofits to use social media and digital marketing to their fullest potential. Recently relocated to Buenos Aires, after a few years in Dublin, Sarah is looking forward to getting to know the many barrios, discovering new foodie spots, and exploring the cultural arts scene in Argentina.

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