Costa Rica is an ideal location for interns who want to gain experience in their field, improve their Spanish language skills, and immerse themselves in a friendly and welcoming culture. With a thriving economy and an international reputation as a premier eco-tourism destination, Costa Rica offers interns the best of both worlds. Participants have the opportunity to be placed in a challenging internship at a local or international organization, and experience the lush tropical beauty and culture of this Central American gem. World Endeavors’ base in Costa Rica, the town of Atenas, offers proximity to the capital of San Jose, while still immersing participants in a tight-knit Costa Rican community. Interns can expect to work side by side with local colleagues, receive direction from a manager or staff member, and behave just as one would in a real job. On weekends or after work hours, interns engage in a host of activities depending on each participant’s tastes. Interns share meals with new friends or host family members, take in cultural events, explore the city, or even take day or weekend trips outside of the area. World Endeavors provides a list of possible activities in the area and the World Endeavors local coordinator can also function as an ever present guide and ambassador to the area.
Germany is home to one of the best educational systems in the world, but the classroom isn’t the only place students will gain knowledge. Wandering the streets of Berlin is like turning the pages of a history book. Eclectic architecture, thought-provoking monuments, and fascinating museums can be found throughout Berlin. Travel outside the modern, metropolitan city and you will find beautiful, cobblestoned towns and fairytale castles in picturesque settings. There is truly something for everyone here. Students will find that traveling to Germany is the absolute best way to become immersed in the language. Studying here is a great chance to experience the culture and learn what it is like to live as a local.
Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt University focuses on preparing students for the workforce with programs catered to practical, applied learning. Students attending the university not only have the opportunity to experience all that Edinburgh has to offer, but also leave with valuable hands-on experience in their field of study. Offering a diverse course listing, complete with top programs in Textiles & Design and Brewing & Distilling, Heriot-Watt provides students with an exceptionally unique study abroad experience. The University’s offerings extend beyond its campus, as Edinburgh is a great location for students and visitors of all ages. The city – known as the world’s leading festival city - boasts beautiful landscapes and a lively downtown complete with a thriving art scene.