A Necessary Experience October 25, 2020

By (Nova Southeastern University) - abroad from 06/15/2020 to 08/08/2020 with

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Global Remote Internship

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
After I completed my global remote internship, I realized the many different skills that can come from putting yourself out there and truly taking initiative while honing a few skills, such as good time-management, working with diverse groups, developing creative ideas as well as the importance of setting SMART goals. It was definitely worthwhile because it changed the way I go about setting goals and scheduling my life for the better. It also opened a lot of doors for me.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I completed a Global Remote Internship so living arrangements aren't applicable here. But where I stayed made it quite difficult.

* Food:

I completed a Global Remote Internship so food arrangements aren't applicable here

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Even though my internship was virtual, I enjoyed interacting with my advisor who is a native of South Korea

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I completed a Global Remote Internship so health issues addressed during the program aren't applicable here

* Safety:

I completed a Global Remote Internship so safety arrangements aren't applicable here

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Yes, I would. Throughout the course of my internship, I organized and hosted a virtual conference which was classified as my own creative project where I interned for a very prominent NGO known as Teaching North Korean Refugees (TNKR) based in Seoul, South Korea. Where the project I created was a virtual conference centered around spreading awareness about female North Korean refugees and fundraising for TNKR’s new program designed to provide refugee women with the opportunity to gain work experience, a stipend, and adequate health insurance. Without TEAN, I don't think that I would have had such an opportunity and understand my purpose and the direction I wanted to go in as much as I do now.

Finances

* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

I completed a Global Remote Internship so a budget isn't applicable here

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Other
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • I liked that it incorporated the use of a course which offered students the chance to reflect on their professional and personal developmental progress.
* What could be improved?
  • More clarity for the various fields being offered. For example, the NGO field on TEAN's website talks about relocating and rehabilitating girls at risk of violence. It should be recognized as an example not like it is something being offered or promised.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew more of the specifics. As in, I wish I knew that the potentiality of the programs that we were being paired with would have nothing to do with the description on the website. What I mean by this is to not expect the field marked NGO or even law to be with organizations that does exactly what the description says. It refers to NGO's in specific areas that you choose that happen to be in the area and like your profile. It is not a guarantee that they will show an interest in your profile.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.