ISEP Announces Partnership With Global Experiences To Offer Internships

October 19, 2017

ARLINGTON, VA – ISEP Study Abroad announced a new partnership with Global Experiences to provide internships around the world. The partnership was announced to ISEP members during the 2017 ISEP Conference: Advancing Inclusive Communities on October 19, 2017.

During the member focused conference, President and CEO of ISEP, John Lucas, Ph.D. announced the partnership which will expand the offering of internships for students from ISEP Member institutions.

Of the partnership, Lucas remarked: “We believe that our students benefit from immersive experiences when learning across cultures, both academically and through interning. Global Experiences has a proven record of working closely with students before, during and after their internship.”

In partnering with Global Experiences, students from ISEP Members across the U.S. and around the world will have access to affordable high-quality internship experiences in nine countries and 11 cities:

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Florence, Italy
  • London, U.K.
  • Milan, Italy
  • New York City, U.S.
  • Paris, France
  • Shanghai, China
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Washington, D.C., U.S.

Lucas added, “Offering value to our member institutions is the best way we can help them serve students. By providing exclusive discounted fees for students from ISEP members, we’re working in partnership with Global Experiences to expand our mission of offering accessible and affordable international experiences to include internships.”

The partnership will ensure access for students to fit an internship into their academic calendar, providing opportunities during summer, fall and spring semesters. Internships are credit bearing through students’ home institutions or Fairfield University of Connecticut as the institution of record.

Emily Merson, CEO of Global Experiences, added, “This partnership brings together two innovative leaders in our international education community and provides access to life-changing professional experiences for thousands of university and college students around the world. ISEP members will now have access to the highest quality global internship and career readiness programs. In an increasing competitive global economy, it is essential that all students have access to global professional opportunities as part of their university education regardless of their socio-economic background. We believe our organization’s shared vision of increasing access to more students and our common values as mission driven organizations will ensure a strong and lasting collaboration.”

About ISEP: Since their founding in 1979 ISEP has become the largest global network for study abroad in the world, dedicated to helping students overcome the financial and academic barriers to study abroad. Through ISEP, students build real connections and gain a true understanding of what it is like to live in another culture. By utilizing existing academic resources at our partner universities, we are able to provide students access to affordable, high-quality programs, that in return help develop culturally sensitive skill sets needed for today’s global workforce. The ISEP member community includes 330+ members in 54 countries.

About Global Experiences: Since 2001, Global Experiences has been a leader in International Internships. We have the skills, connections, and the knowledge-base to provide the best, most tailored experiences for every type of student and young professional. Through our highly customized international internships, we are able to encourage and inspire and equip young people to pack their bags, hop on a plane, and work in another culture. In today’s increasingly globalized economy, our programs provide the opportunity for participants to have the overseas adventure they want while simultaneously getting the experience they need.

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