Author: Sam Areman

3 Ways an International Internship Transformed My Career

Sam Areman, a Barcelona SAE intern alumna, writes about her internship experience and how it’s affected her life years after her internship concluded. In the fall of 2015, I was approaching graduation with zero idea of what I wanted to do with my “career.” I would soon be graduating with degrees in marketing, management, and Spanish; but had no clear trajectory on what the future held. So, after considering a few different options, I decided to take a leap of faith and pursue an international internship through Barcelona SAE. A three-month program that would allow me to intern at...

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The 7 Stages of Reverse Culture Shock: Helpful Tips for Students & Parents

Barcelona SAE understands that studying or interning abroad can be a life-changing experience for students. It is important to remember that how this affects students can manifest in different ways…from new hairstyles and wardrobes, to craving different foods, to a newfound interest in politics or international news – and everything in-between. Parents and family members should be prepared for students to feel some degree of reverse culture shock upon returning home. This may mean that while students are readjusting to life “back home,” that they undergo feelings of depression or a longing to return abroad. STAGES OF TRANSITION &...

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How to Use Your Study Abroad Experience to Land Your Dream Job

Original Post by Michele Friedmann, Former Graduate Intern   In today’s world, more and more employers are seeking out culturally diverse and experienced employees who can work effectively in a global workplace. Studying or interning abroad has most likely benefited you personally, professionally and academically, but how can you use your time abroad to enhance your marketability and even land your dream job?  Employers recognize that those who have interned or studied abroad are likely to possess skills highly sought after and needed in the global economy: cross-cultural communication skills, economic and geographical knowledge, analytical skills, flexibility, ability to...

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Want to Become a Better Entrepreneur? Travel Abroad

By Sam Areman, Student Advising & Partner Relations Coordinator Countless factors contribute to a successful entrepreneur’s career path, but what is the role that education abroad specifically contributes to this process? Is there an actual correlation between entrepreneurship and traveling abroad? Let’s take a look. A History of Entrepreneurs Abroad In 1983, Howard Schultz, former Starbucks CEO and chairman, traveled to Italy and was awe-struck at the brilliant espresso cafes he witnessed throughout Milan. The cafes gave people a meeting place to share in an experience, a novel idea at the time for the United States. Schultz brought this...

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