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How To Pick A City Abroad To Do An International Internship

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There are a lot of ways to go about getting the right education for a bright future in your chosen field. Of course, you have to decide which university is going to be best, but it goes beyond that. In fact, it is more important than ever to make sure you are adding value to your resume with things that you do besides your studies to give you an edge over the competition.

One way to do this that has become popular is to study abroad. This looks good to many companies since it shows that you are able to overcome a lot of obstacles. Something else to consider is to undertake an international internship to really stand out. If this sounds interesting then you’ll need to do some research. It should start with picking the right city. In this article, we will give you some ideas to help you pick where to go.

Tech centers

To really dial in on the best city you should look into the ones where there is an active industry in the field you want to work in. technology is a good example because there are some cities that are major centers for tech. It will not only be easier to find the right internship by focusing there but it also looks great on a resume.

There are also subsets of fields to think about depending on the type of tech you are interested in. If robotics is your thing then Tokyo should be very high on your list. It is where all the major developments are happening. The government is spending massive amounts of money to encourage this sector so there is always going to be a booming industry.

For more general STEM fields like programming or data science, then Germany has a very thriving industry. It is centered mainly in Munich and Berlin which are very interesting cities in their own right.

For finance

Globalization means that finance with an international aspect is always a good idea. Learning how it works on a global level is ideal. This means that going to London should be your target. It is the major center for global banks along with NYC.

The bonus is that if you work there the language barrier is nonexistent which makes your transition easier.

Zurich is another great option as it has some of the largest banks in the world.

Creative hubs

Even those that like to use their creativity for work can often benefit from an international internship. For instance, if you are interested in design then Milan is the place to be. With access to the Dolce Vita, it is a no-brainer. It isn’t just a fashion hub, it is also home to many other design firms from automotive to architectural.

You can also look into Berlin as it is the hippest city to live and work in right now. Artists from all over the world are drawn there and it is home to many creative types of businesses.

What do you think?

Written by Britt Hysen

Britt Hysen is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of MiLLENNiAL. In response to the branded ad campaigns absorbed by the media platform, Britt launched Kreativ Ctrl, a full-service marketing agency specializing in experiential programming and strategic partnerships.

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