IN 395 - Internship Seminar on Global Workplace Cultures

The internship seminar provides interns with a framework to analyze, reflect on, and leverage their international internship experiences. Discussion topics will focus on preparing interns for entering an international work environment with an emphasis on skill-building in critical thinking, teamwork, cultural intelligence, cross-cultural communication, and career planning. The seminar will introduce students to concepts and valuable context for navigating the general characteristics of workplaces in the host location and for adapting to their placement organization’s workplace culture. Interns will also learn to identify and situate their host organization and location in relation to evolving economic, political, and social issues. In addition, the seminar will explore how IES Abroad’s Global Pillars (Sustainable Living, Equitable Living, and Human Well-Being) can provide a prism through which to consider contemporary issues and challenges in the host location in a global context. Interns will engage with their host city beyond their placement to help them expand their global awareness, develop their intercultural competence, and consider their roles in creating a more sustainable future.

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