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### Top 5 Global Internship Opportunities for International Students

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Internships abroad are a popular choice among students seeking to enhance their skills and gain experience by engaging directly with international companies or organizations while enjoying the excitement of overseas experiences. However, not all experiences go smoothly, as exemplified by the unfortunate occurrence of Indonesians falling victim to human trafficking syndicates operating under the guise of internship opportunities.

To safeguard against such risks, selecting an educational institution with a reputable official internship program is crucial. According to goabroad, here are five esteemed internship programs currently accessible:

1. IES Abroad

Based in Chicago, Illinois, IES Abroad facilitates annual overseas experiences for over 6,000 college students. Offering 130+ academic and internship programs spanning across 30+ destinations, the institution also provides merit-based scholarships and grants totaling US$2.5 million. Students have the flexibility to choose from various housing options and participate in classes alongside local peers.


A longstanding nonprofit organization with 65 years of experience, CIEE organizes study abroad and work exchange initiatives for high school and college students. College attendees can pick from nearly 200 programs available in 40 countries, while high school participants can engage in cultural exchanges in 11 countries such as Australia, Chile, France, Ireland, Japan, Spain, Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, and New Zealand. CIEE students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in local high school environments and reside with host families. Annually, the organization disburses over US$3 million in scholarships and grants.

3. CISabroad

CIS Abroad offers study abroad programs, international internships, and summer initiatives in 19 countries spanning Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Asia, South Africa, and Hawaii. Catering to diverse fields of study including science, technology, mathematics, social sciences, and the fine and performing arts, CISabroad collaborates with a spectrum of host institutions ranging from large English-language universities to smaller culturally-oriented learning centers. The institution also extends support through scholarships for overseas studies and financial aid counseling.

4. AIFS Study Abroad

Pioneering cultural exchange and international education, the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) has facilitated global experiences for over 1.5 million individuals since its establishment in 1964. Annually, AIFS allocates over US$800,000 in scholarships to deserving students and universities for summer and semester programs. With programs available in 20 countries including South America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, India, and South Africa, AIFS caters to high school students with offerings in Costa Rica, France, Spain, or Italy.

5. CEA

Established in 1997, CEA aims to enable study abroad opportunities for U.S. and Canadian college students interested in global affairs. Annually sending numerous students to countries like Argentina, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, South Africa, and Spain, CEA dedicates over US$2 million to financial aid and scholarships, along with providing valuable scholarship information resources.


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