IES Offers 3 New Summer Programs

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IES has just announced 3 New Summer Programs in 3 locations starting in Summer of 2016 for students to complete full-time summer internships. 

If you’ve always want to go to Berlin, New York, or Shanghai, why not take a look at what IES has to offer. These vibrant cities have much to offer in and of themselves, but an opportunity to gain professional experience while developing intercultural knowledge and skills is an amazing chance for any college student over the summer.


First, we’ll take you to Berlin. With the reunification of Germany in 1990, Berlin became the capital of the enlarged Federal Republic of Germany which is also considered to be the political and economical center of the country.  Berlin has a thriving arts scene as well as some of the world’s most impressive architecture. There are over 175 museums and galleries within the city where students can take time to visit some of the coolest newest and oldest galleries that display many different forms of art. 

While interning in Berlin, students can get around by bike or by taking public transportation. During lunch or on weekends students can take a stroll through the many parks and gardens that exist in the city. At nighttime, students can enjoy all that the vibrant city has to offer and may also decide to take in some live music or theater or various other forms of entertainment.

As an IES Intern in Berlin, students can develop their cultural competence by learning to improve their ability to communicate across cultures as well as gain professional skills to enhance their capability to jump-start a career in today’s competitive job market.

New York

For those who have never been to New York City, it is considered the must place to visit. New York can't be described in just a few words; and if you ask anyone who's ever been there, it is a place that people either love or hate it, depending on their individual preferences. Whether you have an interest in finance, theater, media, high fashion, technology, etc., New York is the place to be.

With public transportation so easy and so affordable, you may find yourself working on Wall Street during the day and catching a Broadway play in the Theater District just a short subway ride away.  And if you are a food lover like me, you will enjoy an unbelievable array of authentic foods prepared by people from all over the world. During the day you may take in several museums or visit the sites, including the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, the Statue of Liberty or take a tour on land or by water where you can hop on and off while spending the majority of your time enjoying the places you prefer to see.


Nicknamed the "Paris of the East" and the most populated city in China, Shanghai also possesses a strong influence from Western business, culture, and architecture. While interning in Shanghai, students will become fully immersed in the multicultural life of this most vibrant and exciting city.

In Shanghai, students will develop their professional skills and learn how to communicate across cultures. Interning in Shanghai is also a boost to any resume due to the level of willingness and flexibility it takes for students to thrive by working in such a unique and different culture.

Students can get around the city by using the ferry, subway, bus, or just by walking. Shanghai has many historical landmarks and museums for students to visit and has become a major tourist destination in mainland China.

A few years ago, I did an interview with Mary Dwyer, President & CEO of IES Abroad, and you may want to hear what she had to say.

You may also want to hear what previous IES interns had to say:

  1. Melissa Sconyers participated in the IES Abroad Program in Beijing
  2. Jose Vega participated in the IES Milan Program

More about IES:

Participating in a Study Abroad experience will not only open your world to new and exciting adventures, it will also set you apart from other job candidates. Employers seek new employees who have an ability to take on risks and who have already proven themselves by handling what it takes to live and thrive in exciting new environments where they have often had to survive successfully in a very different culture.

IES Programs provides students with these types of abroad experiences and they have become very popular with students looking to intern abroad.

Students may engage themselves in full-time opportunities for eight weeks over the summer or they may want to supplement their study abroad semester with a part-time internship. Either way, you will gain the relevant global experience and confidence and adaptability that employers are looking for in this very competitive global market. In addition, you will also gain intercultural communication skills as well as an opportunity to become fluent in a foreign language. Be sure to check out the many programs that IES has to offer in addition to the 3 New Programs In Berlin, New York, and Shanghai.