An internship abroad comes with many attractive benefits such as language learning, experiencing a new culture and establishing international connections. However, for the majority of us, money is a huge restricting factor.
Luckily, there are many sources of funding that are just an application away! From government initiatives to promote cultural exchange, or all-inclusive company internship programmes, working abroad can be accessible to everyone!
This summer I was lucky enough to be working abroad in Shanghai via an internship programme funded by the British Council’s Generation UK. The internship itself, as well as many other aspects concerning visa, accommodation and business/cultural events, were organised by CRCC Asia, a company providing international internships to those looking to broaden their professional experience.
I spent an incredible two months in Shanghai, which gave me the opportunity to learn more about Chinese culture concerning business, meet and network with similarly driven individuals and of course, to explore a city famous for its dynamism and energy.