New Program: Intern and Volunteer in Argentina

We’re very excited to announce two new programs in a brand new location: Intern and Volunteer in Argentina! Both programs allow participants to fully experience Argentine culture in one of the country’s most exciting cities, Buenos Aires. Frequently referred to as the “Paris of South America,” Buenos Aires exhibits a perfect blend of European architecture with a distinct Latin flair.

Interns will have the opportunity to choose from a diverse list of available internship fields, ranging from Accounting to Museum & Cultural Management. Outside of their internship, participants will have time to explore their host country as well as partake in a number of activities throughout Buenos Aires. Internships have flexible start dates and are available for durations between two and six months.

Volunteers participating in the program will work alongside local grassroots organization to make a lasting contribution to the community. Available projects include Childcare & Orphanage Assistance, Eldercare, Environmental Conservation, Youth Sports Coaching, and Wildlife Conservation. Our volunteer program also has flexible start dates, with durations ranging from four and twelve weeks.

Find out more about our Intern and Volunteer programs in Argentina by visiting our website or speaking with a World Endeavors Advisor.

Intern in Argentina: http://worldendeavors.com/programs/intern/intern-in-argentina

Volunteer in Argentina: http://worldendeavors.com/programs/volunteer/volunteer-in-argentina

Phone: 612.729.3400

Email: info@worldendeavors.com

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New Programs: Intern in Northern Ireland and Seville, Spain

On the heels of our Study Abroad at Heriot-Watt University announcement, comes the addition of two brand new internship program locations: Northern Ireland and Seville, Spain. We’ve offered study abroad programs in both locations for years, and we couldn’t be more excited to expand our opportunities. Read on to hear more about these new internship programs.

With a wide range of available internship fields, our Intern in Northern Ireland program offers something for everyone. In addition to internships in such fields as Criminal Justice, Interior Design, and Marketing, participants can also intern in the fields of Peace & Reconciliation, Human Rights, and Social Enterprise. Depending on their specific internship placement, participants may be based in Belfast, Derry, or other locations throughout Northern Ireland. Please visit our website to learn more about interning in Northern Ireland.

For students with an interest in expanding their knowledge of the Spanish language while gaining hands-on experience in their field, our intern program in Seville provides the perfect opportunity. The city is the economic, cultural, and political capital of Andalusia, and participants are sure to experience it all in beautiful Seville. Participants can choose from a range of internship fields including Visual Arts, Social Work, Event Management, and Media Studies. Please visit our website to learn more about interning in Seville.

Questions about our new programs? Visit our website or get in touch with a World Endeavors representative:

Intern in Seville, Spain: http://worldendeavors.com/programs/intern/intern-in-spain-seville

Intern in Northern Ireland: http://worldendeavors.com/programs/intern/intern-in-northern-ireland-multiple-locations

Phone: 612.729.3400

Email: info@worldendeavors.com

New Program: Study at Heriot-Watt University

On the heels of our new programs in Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Colombo, Ho Chi Minh City, Paris, and Nice, comes the announcement of a brand new study program in Edinburgh! Our new program at Heriot-Watt University offers students and individuals a truly unique study abroad experience. Specializing in applied, hands-on learning, the University offers a wide range of classes across six academic schools. Their most notable offerings include programs in Textiles & Design and Brewing & Distilling.

 

Students will have the option to choose between summer, semester, and full academic year programs at Heriot-Watt. Throughout their program, students will not only gain experience in their academic field, but also enjoy all that the city of Edinburgh has to offer. We have offered programs at the University of Edinburgh for many years, and we are thrilled to offer another opportunity for students interested in diverse study options.

 

Applications for the 2015 summer study program at Heriot-Watt University are due May 15th! For more information about studying at Heriot-Watt University, including the course offerings and application deadlines, please visit our website or contact a World Endeavors Advisor.

 

Study Abroad in Scotland (Heriot-Watt University)

Email: info@worldendeavors.com

Phone: 612.729.3400

12 Hours in Nice

Nestled along the French Riviera, the city of Nice attracts visitors from all over the world with its bounty of sunshine and temperate climate. This lively city is chock-full of museums, beautiful landscapes, delicious eateries and a buzzing nightlife.  No matter how long you stay, Nice will be sure to leave you hungry for more.

 

9:00 a.m. — Start your day off right with a walk along the La Promenade des Anglais. Breathe in the fresh air coming from the Mediterranean Sea as you stroll along the road that stretches around the Bay of Angels. The several mile stretch of seaside will serve as a pleasant introduction to the city as it is lined with many beachside restaurants and cafes. Take some time to sunbathe, go for a light jog or simply relax and enjoy the sensory stimulation from the beautiful scenery and morning buzz of the city.

 

10:30 a.m. — Explore Le Musée Matisse, a museum dedicated to the works of the famous artist, Henri Matisse, who lived nearby during the 1940’s. Home to a collection of oil paintings, sculptures, drawings, tapestries and Matisse’s famous paper cut-outs, the museum showcases the evolution of Matisse’s art. Matisse is now buried in the cemetery across the park next to the museum, which is filled with beautiful olive trees — it’s worth a stroll after the museum.

 

12:00 p.m. — Wander into Nice’s old town, Vieux Nice, to experience the city from the 1700’s. The old town hasn’t changed much in the last several hundred years. It is bustling with people and home to a variety of distinct shops. Meander through the various delis, bars, food shops and boutiques or stop by Cours Saleya, a market with vendors selling flowers, food, drinks and unique trinkets.

 

1:30 p.m. — After working up an appetite, grab a hearty lunch at the nearby La Rossettisserie in the old town. This roast house is characterized by its traditional home-style cooking and the freshness of its products: everything is bought and cooked on the same day it is eaten. They serve a wide variety of mouthwatering meats, such as beef, chicken, lamb, pork and veal. Each meal is paired with a delectable side of baked potato, mashed potatoes, or fresh vegetables ratatouille.

 

4:00 p.m. — Join Nice Cycle Tours for an informative tour of the entire city from a unique perspective. The 3-hour tour is fully inclusive, providing you with a bike, helmet and chilled drinks, and maintains a very relaxed pace. See amazing panoramic views of the city as well as major landmarks and tourist sites, such as Place Massena, Hotel Negresco, The Colline and many others. There will be plenty of photo opportunities and great tips about the best bars and restaurants in the area.

 

9:00 p.m. — End your night in the heart of old town at one of the busiest bars in the town. Wayne’s Pub features homemade foods from gourmet burgers to sirloin steak to barbecue ribs. Inexpensive drinks and great food attract a crowd while a live band keeps everyone entertained. After midnight, the pub assumes a club-like vibe, with plenty of dancing and music. Make sure to check their website the next day because you might find some amusing pictures from the night before!

 

A Guide to Paris’s Best Museums

  1. The Louvre

Musée du Louvre, 75058 Paris 
Open Mon, Thurs-Sun 9:00am – 6:00pm and Fri 9:00am – 9:45pm
Admission*: €16 (*Free on the first Sunday of each month from October -March)

While in Paris, you simply can’t miss the chance to explore the world’s largest and most visited museum. Attracting a staggering number of visitors each year, the Louvre is a magnificent space filled with rich galleries and passageways. Approximately 35,000 pieces of art and artifacts are on display, all split into different areas. Collections include art from all over the world ranging from Egyptian, Greek and Roman to Middle Eastern, French and Dutch art.  Visitors will not be disappointed in the number of paintings, sculptures and treasures to discover.

 

  1. The Centre Pompidou

Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004

Open Sun – Mon and Wed – Sat  11:00am – 10:00pm

Admission*:  €13 – €11 (*Free admission on the first Sunday of every month)

With its brightly colored, exposed pipes and unique architectural design, the Centre Pompidou is a well-known site in Paris. The building not only houses the largest museum of modern art in Europe, but also a vast public library, a center for music research, and the Public Information Library. Though initial reactions to the building were far from enthusiastic, Centre Pompidou now holds a special place in the hearts of many locals and is a must-see for any visitor in Paris.

Musée d'Orsay / Photo: via Flickr

Musée d’Orsay / Photo: via Flickr

  1. Musée d’Orsay

Musée d’Orsay, 62, rue de Lille, 75343

Open Tues, Wed, Fri-Sun 9:30am – 6:00pm and Thurs 9:30am – 9:45am

Admission*: € 11 (*Free admission the first Sunday of every month)

Originally a train station, Musée d’Orsay is now home to a variety of works from France’s national collection, including pieces from the impressionist, postimpressionist and art nouveau movements. The museum boasts the world’s largest collection of impressionist and postimpressionist art– a part of the museum visitors will not want to miss. Some notable pieces include: Monet’s Gardens at Giverny, Van Gogh’s self-portraits, Starry Night, and Degas’ ballerinas.

 

 

  1. Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais

3 av du Général Eisenhower, 8e

Open Mon, Wed – Sun 9:00am – 10:00pm

Admission*: €13 (*Prices and times can vary for individual exhibits)

Designed by three different architects for the 1900 World’s Fair, the Grand Palais features a variety of changing exhibits and attracts more than 2.5 million visitors every year. During wartime the Palais played an entirely different role, serving as a military hospital during World War I and a truck depot for Nazi soldiers during World War II. With its gorgeous glass roof above the central hall, the museum is now a vibrant, dynamic center for numerous art events and exhibits. Be sure to make a stop at this beautifully crafted building filled with wondrous works of art.

 

 

  1. Musée de l’Orangerie

    Musee L'Orangerie

    Water Lillies at L’Orangerie / Photo: Patrick (via Flickr)

Jardin des Tuileries, 1e

Open Sun – Mon and Wed – Sat 9:00am – 6:00pm

Admission*: € 9 (*Free admission the first Sunday of every month)

Situated in the heart of Paris, the Musée de l’Orangerie offers two major collections for visitors to enjoy. Two larges rooms feature Claude Monet’s Water Lilies. Visitors can spend time gazing at the paintings, which Monet was inspired to create after the horrors of World War I. The second collection is The Walter-Guillaume Collection, which displays creative works from Paul Guillaume and his wife, Domenica. Musée de l’Orangerie is a great place to get your fill of postimpressionist works.

 

  1. Musée National du Moyen Age

6 place Paul Painlevé, 5e

Open Mon, Wed – Sun  9:15am – 5:45pm

Admission*: €8 (*Free admission the first Sunday of every month)

The National Museum of the Middle Ages— as it translates to in English — serves as a unique example of 15th century secular Gothic architecture.  Decorated with Gothic doorways, a hexagonal staircase and a vaulted chapel, the rare structure of the building will pique the interest of those visiting. Known for its collection of medieval art, specifically the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries, the museum also showcases Roman-era bathhouses and four beautiful medieval gardens. For an exciting trip back to the Middle Ages, make sure to add Musée National du Moyen Age to your itinerary.

 

24 Hours in Paris

Paris is often considered to be the cultural center of Europe. This city boasts multiple museums, and has attracted artists from around the world for centuries. Also known for its world-renowned culinary scene, the city boasts many wonderful restaurants and one of the world’s most prestigious culinary institutes. For its visitors and inhabitants, the City of Light is ripe with possibility and opportunities for adventure.

 

8:00 a.m. – Gear up for the busy day ahead by enjoying breakfast at a local café. Holybelly is a delicious little restaurant located in the 10th arrondissement. This funky spot serves classics like pancakes, bacon, and eggs, as well as an extensive assortment of locally roasted coffees and teas.  Fresh bread is baked daily and served with each meal. If you prefer to eat your breakfast on the go, visit any French boulangerie where you can grab a chocolate croissant or a strawberry crepe to satisfy your hunger.

 

Louvre Museum

9:00 a.m. – Admire the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Eugene Delacroix, and Johannes Vermeer displayed in the famous Louvre Museum. The museum –  itself a work of art – is approximately 60,000 square meters and boasts more than 35,000 artifacts, drawings, paintings, and sculptures. Try to determine which exhibits you would like to visit prior to your arrival, and don’t forget to include masterpieces like the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.

Note: Pre-order your entrance tickets online to avoid long queues.

 

11:00 a.m. – Continue walking along the Seine to the Île de la Cité, home to the iconic Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. This Catholic cathedral is a fine example of French Gothic architecture. The exterior is decorated with flying buttresses, stained glass windows, and stone gargoyles.

 

1:00 p.m. – Shop at the boutiques located in Paris’ premier shopping district, the Avenue des Champs-Elysées. The Champs-Elysées hosts couture designers like Louis Vuitton, Cartier, and Hugo Boss, as well as a variety of other smaller boutiques. Once you’ve finished your shopping, relax with a heavenly lunch at Ladurée. This enchanting bistro offers an array of tasty options, including mini vegetarian burgers, gourmet club sandwiches, and bountiful salads with homemade dressings. Whatever you do, be sure to save room for dessert. Ladurée is best known for their delicious pastries and sweets, including exquisite macarons. Choose from simple flavors like chocolate, vanilla, and lemon, or a more exotic flavor like rose petal or orange blossom.

 

4:00 p.m. – Prepare to navigate the tunnels of the metro as you proceed on your journey to the artistic hub of the city, Montmartre. Various artists have occupied studios around this bohemian neighborhood including Monet, Picasso, and Van Gogh. Wander the cobbled streets and you might stumble upon the famous Moulin Rouge, the birthplace of the can-can dance. Montmartre is also home to the famous Basilica of Sacré-Coeur. This basilica, sitting high above the city, was built in a unique Roman-Byzantine style to counter the neo-Baroque designs popular in French architecture during the 19th century. Sip a quick cup of coffee or tea at the Café des Deux Moulins and stroll the streets of Paris’ 18th arrondissement.

 

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Eiffel Tower

7:00 p.m. – Hop on the metro to the 7th arrondissement and make your way through the streets towards the iconic Eiffel Tower. On your way, pick up a baguette at a nearby boulangerie, fresh fruit and produce from the market, and some cheese from the fromagerie to enjoy in the Parc du Champ de Mars.

 

 

9:00 p.m. – As the sun finishes its gradual descent, spend time appreciating the breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower. Stroll across the Pont d’Iéna to the Trocadéro area where you will have even more incredible views of the city. The Place du Trocadéro is brimming with street performers and other entertainment. Hungry for a midnight snack? Try a Nutella banana crepe sprinkled with powdered sugar at any of the crêperies in the vicinity. This is the most splendid way to end a mesmerizing day and enchanting evening in this magical city.

New Program: Intern in France

It is with much excitement that we announce the newest addition to our already amazing list of programs: Intern in France! We could not be more thrilled to announce the arrival of this new program, as well as the two wonderful locations in which we’ll be offering internship placements: Paris and Nice.

Interns participating in our program in France will have the opportunity to choose between the two locations, each of which offers the opportunity to gain a unique perspective on French culture. Paris, a major metropolitan city and top tourist destination, provides participants with an unforgettable experience soaking up the culture, history, and inspiring art of the “City of Light”. In Nice, interns experience life on the Mediterranean, complete with delicious regional dishes, seaside shops, and plenty of adventure.  Interns in both locations will be able to choose from a wide range of available professional fields:

  • Advertising
  • Architecture and Landscape Architecture
  • Coaching & Sports Management
  • Communications
  • Culinary Arts
  • Education
  • Event Management
  • Fashion
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality Management & Tourism
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Media Studies
  • Museum & Cultural Management
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Public Relations
  • Social Work
  • Web & Graphic Design

For more information about this new opportunity, including the available professional fields and the two locations, please contact a World Endeavors Advisor or visit our website. Be sure to follow us on social media as well to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at World Endeavors!

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