New Program: Internships in Prague and Rome

As we continue to expand our selection of programs and destinations, we’re thrilled to announce two brand new additions: Internships in Prague, Czech Republic and Rome, Italy. With both programs come new opportunities for students, recent graduates, and mid-career professionals. We couldn’t be more excited to offer these new programs, and the adventures that await our participants in these locations! Read on to hear more about these new program locations.

 

Home to the best beer in Europe and a rival to Paris’ beauty, Prague is a millennium-old city with rich culture and architecture. Interns will have a variety of fields to choose from including, but not limited to: Advertising, Architecture & Landscape Architecture, and Engineering. To view all the fields offered in Prague, please visit our website: http://worldendeavors.com/programs/intern/intern-in-the-czech-republic-prague 

 

Known for its fascinating art and history, present day Rome is now a vibrant hub for business and culture.  Do as the Romans do and enjoy the delicious Italian cuisine, while exploring some of the works from the world’s greatest artists and intellectuals. While discovering this stimulating city, interns can gain experience in a variety of fields, including: Journalism, Web & Graphic Design, Culinary Arts and Performing Arts. To view all the fields available in Rome, please visit our website: http://worldendeavors.com/programs/intern/intern-in-italy-rome

 

If you’re as excited about these programs as we are and want to know more, just visit our website or contact a World Endeavors Advisor.

 

Phone: 612.729.3400

Email: info@worldendeavors.com

Website: www.worldendeavors.com

 

 

Summer 2008 World Endeavors Photo Contest Winners! Category: Food

Thanks to everyone who sent in photos for the summer 2008 photo contest. We got some great shots, and it was hard to choose the winners (so we cheated and picked two for each category!). These photos will be featured on our website, www.worldendeavors.com. To see more World Endeavors photos, check out our new World Endeavors Flickr account.

Here are the winners – drumroll…

For the Food category:

Caprese con bufala pizza - Lola Ogunyele, World Endeavors Italy Sports Training Intern, March - June 2008

Caprese con bufala pizza - Lola Ogunyele, World Endeavors Italy Sports Training Intern, March - June 2008

Fish for dinner - Julie Bell, World Endeavors Philippines Study Abroad, June - October 2008

Fish for dinner - Julie Bell, World Endeavors Philippines Study Abroad, June - October 2008

Summer 2008 World Endeavors Photo Contest Winners! Category: People

Thanks to everyone who sent in photos for the summer 2008 photo contest. We got some great shots, and it was hard to choose the winners (so we cheated and picked two for each category!).  These photos will be featured on our website, www.worldendeavors.com.  To see more World Endeavors photos, check out our new World Endeavors Flickr account.

Here are the winners – drumroll…

For the People category:

Kim Reeves, World Endeavors Ghana volunteer, July - August 2008

Kim Reeves, World Endeavors Ghana Health Volunteer, July - August 2008

Vanessa Bezy, World Endeavors Costa Rica, May-July 2008

Vanessa Bezy, World Endeavors Costa Rica Sea Turtle Project, May-July 2008

Tourist, Student, or Work: Which Visa is Right for You?

The topic of visas (aka entry clearance) can be very confusing for the first-time traveler. And I’m not talking about credit cards! A ‘visa’ is a stamp or sticker that is placed in your passport by an immigration official of another country. World Endeavors’ participants mainly choose 1 of 3 kinds of visas:

Tourist visas

Student visas

Work visas

Tourist visas are usually the easiest and cheapest kind of visa to get. Most of the time, you simply arrive in a country (like Costa Rica or Ecuador) and the customs official stamps your passport as you get off the plane. The stamp is good for a certain amount of days – usually 21, 30, or 90 days. Many times the stamp can be renewed if you would like to visit for a longer amount of time. Some countries, like India, Brazil, Ghana, and Tanzania, require that US citizens get a tourist visa in advance. This usually involves filling out an application form, and sending it along with your passport and a fee to a consulate or Embassy. Yes, you do have to send them your passport in the mail! Don’t worry, they’ll send it back to you in a couple of weeks.

Student visas are required for most semester and year-long study abroad programs and some internship programs. Obtaining a student visa requires that you apply well in advance. Some countries, like Italy, Spain and France, require that you go to the consulate in person. Considering that the consulate for your area may not be right in your city, this is something to consider and plan for. Additionally, student visas may take a few weeks to process. You should start the process of obtaining your student visa as far in advance as possible. This might mean that you call the consulate to make an appointment 2 or more months before you plan to start your program. You may also need special paperwork in addition to your application form and passport, such as: original acceptance letters from a foreign university, a letter from your bank indicating sufficient funds, a round-trip flight itinerary, health insurance, and other documents. Please consult with a World Endeavors representative before you start your application for a student visa – we’ll help you get started!

Work visas allow individuals to obtain a job in a country of which they are not a citizen. Most tourist visas and student visas bar you from getting paid employment. Long-term or permanent work visas aren’t easy to get, and for some countries it is nearly impossible. However, some short-term (6 months – 1 year) work visa options are available to students or recent graduates. Check out programs like BUNAC for more information about getting a work visa. Work visas are required for World Endeavors’ Intern in England and Intern in Australia programs.

In short, visas can be complicated business, but all it takes is a little advance planning! For the best results, if you’re not sure what kind of visa you need for your World Endeavors program, just ask one of our friendly Enrollment Advisors (like me). We have lots of experience and we’re always ready to help.

World Endeavors Summer Photo Contest

Hello to all of our World Endeavors volunteers, interns, and students going abroad in spring/summer 2008!

We are excited to have participants in 16 countries this summer – Costa Rica, Ecuador, Brazil, Spain, Italy, England, Ghana, Thailand, China, Nepal, India, Guatemala, New Zealand, the Philippines, France, and Jamaica! With so many incredible people abroad doing so many incredible things, it would be a shame to not have a way for you to share all of your experiences with each other. And so…

I am excited to announce the first ever World Endeavors Summer Photo Contest! This contest will be a way for all of you to share what you’re up to, as well as to show off your photography skills. We will be collecting photos in 3 categories:
People – Photos of you, new friends, host families, people you work/volunteer/study with, etc.

Landscapes – These can be urban or natural – scenes from the cities, towns, and rural areas where you’re living and traveling.

Food – Who doesn’t love food pictures? I want to see typical meals from your countries, scenes from produce markets, and all of the crazy new things you’ve been brave enough to try (or at least brave enough to photograph!)

Email your pictures to us by July 10 (so you’ve got a few weeks to get out there and take some photos!). You don’t need to submit one for each category – just send in what you’ve got.

I will post all of the submissions right here on this blog, and then you will have a chance to vote for your favorites. The winning photos in each category will be featured on our website!

So if you’ve got some great pictures already, send them in, and if you’ve been shy with the camera so far, get out there and get some great shots! We can’t wait to see what you’ve got.