Volunteer Abroad with Cross Continental: http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/cross-continental
Internship is something that every student should experience because it provides them with a glimpse of how the real world works and let them be prepared for it. There are some students who plans on going abroad for an internship but it can be a bit costly especially if you go through an agency. But then there is an option that can be cost effective for international internships and that is to do the searching on your own.
1. Cost-Savings – If you get internship through an agency then it can be expensive compared to doing the search on your own. These third party companies will charge you with a hefty price so make sure to think about it.
2. Networking – If you conduct an internship on your own and wasn’t able to land one on the first try then make sure to keep in contact with that company for future use. This is a great way to create a network of potential companies to get an internship from. You can ask those companies if they can possibly refer you to other companies they have an association with and find out if you have a chance there.
3. Future Career Preparation – If you do the searching of internship on your own then it can prepare you for the reality of finding your own job. This is the reality of the world provides since no one can help you but yourself. So if you get used to do your own internship hunting then surely you won’t have a problem in a job hunt.
Check out Cross Continental for volunteer and internship opportunities abroad!