Landing a dream job – in a dream country

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Breaking into a new job and possibly a new career in a different country can prove difficult, however, which is why getting an internship is a sure-fire way of enhancing your prospects. You’ll get the chance to learn the ropes, meet new people in a company and in the industry as a whole, and hopefully become such an indispensable member of the team that you’re eventually hired.

As you get to know everyone in your new internship, imagine the added excitement of living in such glorious places as India, Dubai, China or Ghana. You’d be spending your free time off exploring the wonders of these incredible places, making your friends back home green with envy and wondering why they didn’t made the leap too. You might even inspire people to follow in your path as you post images of your adventures on social media.

Many people think about such a powerful and potentially rewarding opportunity for their gap year, considering an internship in India as a way not only to gain valuable workplace experience but to see some of the stunning country too. Or you might prefer an internship in China, especially if you’ve been learning the language and want to dip your toes into this powerhouse nation and cultural marvel.

Additionally, if you’d like to volunteer abroad, there are any number of projects you can consider and apply for, perhaps something fitting with your studies and eventual work goals. Afterwards, whether you end up working back home or getting an overseas placement, you’ll have a wealth of experience – cultural as well as work-related – that will be sure to impress any future potential employer. It shows courage, ambition and drive, as well as a willingness to learn new things, including how to live.

It certainly beats staying at home while everyone else is off exploring the possibilities.



Co-founder and CEO of Capital Placement, a London based global internship programme provider, making international internships easier and more accessible for university students and recent graduates.

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