Melissa is studying German and Business at the University of Warwick, and is spending her year abroad studying at Göttingen University and doing an internship in Berlin for four months, where she is now. Here's her advice about finding an internship and the application processes involved.
A language degree is often difficult to explain to a monolingual interviewer. The Guardian hosted a 'Now you're talking: how language skills can boost your career' live chat in October 2015, and we have quoted one of the comments so many times in conversation that we thought we would publish it here for your reference. The comment was posted in response to the question: "Assuming just mentioning the ability isn't enough, how would a graduate project multilingual skills to potential recruiters as an advantage over other applicants? Here is Adrian Sewell's answer...
Whether you’re looking to pick up an internship in accounting, architecture, engineering or just about any other industry, the British Council's Generation UK-China Internship programme can help provide funding for your trip and make sure you make the most of your internship experience in China.
Hannah is a third year University of Exeter student, spending her year abroad working as a news intern at The Local Germany, finding German news stories that may interest English readers and translating, researching and conducting phone interviews in German and English. Here is her insider guide to one dream day in Berlin...
Elise Davies is studying French and Spanish at Bangor University. She spent the first semester of her year abroad working as a receptionist in France and the second doing an internships at a housing company in Seville, Spain. In this piece, she tells us about her experience working in the Banlieues of Grenoble.
More than ever, students are looking for ways to boost their employment prospects when they finish their studies, and an internship is key to that. But how can you really make sure your CV stands out from the rest of the pile?
Ellie is studying English Literature at Surrey University, and is spending her year abroad doing an Events Marketing internship in Amsterdam. Here is her guide to living in the city, getting around by bicycle, food shopping, things to do, and the nightlife in Amsterdam.
Emily Orford is studying Spanish and Italian at the University of Exeter, and is currently in Modena, Italy, working for Giorgio Armani on her year abroad. She says, "3 months into my year abroad and I have to say that Italy is fast becoming my favourite country ever; who knows if I will even be able to force myself to leave in 2 months' time?! These are my top five reasons why I have fallen in love with bella Italia..."
Katie is studying Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Southampton, and spent 9 months of her year abroad on an AIESEC Brazil Internship as a Tubing Monitor in ecotourism hotspot Bonito, exploring the area and working on her blog in her free time. She rounded things off with three months travelling through Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. In this piece, she tells us about her fantastic experience working abroad!
Katie is a BA Spanish and Portuguese student at the University of Southampton, going into her final year. She spent 9 months of her year abroad on an AIESEC Brazil Internship as a Tubing Monitor in ecotourism hotspot Bonito, exploring the area and working on her blog in her free time. She rounded things off with three months travelling through Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. In this piece, she tells us about her fantastic experience working abroad!