Points to consider before doing an internship

Are you thinking about doing an internship abroad? 

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Here, we present a series of recommendations that you should consider before packing your bags.

  • Which city do I want to live in?

The list of possibilities is endless. Find a place that you have always wanted to visit, so as well as improving your professional skills. Take the time to research each option and make an informed decision. Think about the cost of living, where you might want to visit, and what type of experience you are looking for.

 

  • What type of job do I want? 
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What are you interested in? Do you have a career you want to pursue? What skills do you have already?

It is important that you think about what exactly you are interested in. Do you want to practice what you studied, to continue improving or learn new professional skills? Think before you go so you can make the most of the experience.

 

  • Do I like living with other people? 

Accommodation is another key point you should think about before you leave.

It is likely that you will be living with other students in flat share accommodation so you need to be comfortable with other people.

if you are going to be staying for a long stay, and you will need to adapt to the coexistence. 

 

  • Am I prepared to take on responsibility?
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An internship is not a holiday! You will be expected to work hard, be professional and always turn up on time. The more effort you put into your job the more you will get from it, but just be sure that you know the responsibilities before you apply.

You have to feel qualified to overcome difficulties and enjoy the good moments of the experience. You have to be aware that you do not have the support of family or friends…

 

 

This is a thoughtful decision, since in addition to making a major investment you have to make the most of it. It is an unforgettable experience that only happens once in life and you will always remember it.

 

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