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2019 | Beijing | PlusAI
My time so far at PlusAI has been amazing! Working as a software engineering intern, I’ve felt as if I’m learning so much about the intricacies behind the self-driving car industry. At the Beijing office of PlusAI, I’m currently involved in the perception team - meaning that I’m working closely...
Dahee with colleagues
2019 | Paris | INSERM (French National Institute of Health and Medical Research) - Chromosome Biology & Dynamics Group
During my summer internship at Paris, France, I learned and utilized a battery of molecular genetics tools together with high-throughput in vivo microscopy and image analyses to figure out the chromatin motility. As the project was directly related to my major and interest, the internship...
Emma in Sarajevo
2019 | Sarajevo | Post Conflict Research Center
I spent this last summer in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where I interned at the Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC). The PCRC is an NGO that works to restore a culture of peace in Bosnia and the greater Balkans region by using an interdisciplinary approach that includes journalism, peace...
2019 | Moscow | Skoltech University
Above the simple iron gates, the painted towers rise: yellow and orange, green and blue. An icy wind chills my fingers, but the cold and consistently damp rain of this Saturday morning hasn’t discouraged me—or any of my fellow students—from venturing outside. We’re at the Ismailovskii Kremlin in...
Harry in Sydney
2019 | Sydney | Art Gallery of New South Wales
This summer, I worked as a design intern at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, a prominent public art museum in Sydney, Australia. During the internship, I focused on creating a map redesign for the art museum. This project involved research into how other major museums and cultural institutions...
2019 | Hong Kong | Asian Charity Services
The first few weeks of my internship in Hong Kong have really been off to a great start! From the first day I stepped inside the office of Asian Charity Services (ACS), I received a warm welcome and a smooth onboarding process. The entire team is friendly, professional, and extremely passionate...
2019 | Tokyo | Venture Republic
This internship has been everything I dreamed it to be and more. Everyone at Venture Republic is so nice. I’ve learned more than I thought I could ever know about the travel industry, how companies in Japan operate, and how international Japan really is.
Kylie
2019 | Riga, Latvia | TechHub Riga
I interned at Asya and TechHub in Riga, Latvia. I always dreamt of living abroad, and the SGS program provided a perfect opportunity for me to do so. Living and working in Riga this summer has been a fantastic experience.
2019 | Sydney | Art Gallery of New South Wales
From the first day I arrived in Sydney and walked around the Art Gallery, I knew I was going to love my summer here. As you walk into the gallery, the old style European architecture of the front facade, quickly opens up to a new-style American art museum interior. I felt right at home among the...
2019 | Seoul | Herald
Liza Hafner, Stanford Global Studies’ Korea Herald intern in Seoul, South Korea, recently completed the first half of her internship at South Korea’s largest daily English-language newspaper. Hafner writes for the National news desk, which covers topics such as Korean politics, social affairs,...
2019 | Washington D.C. | Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
There are a few experiences in your life which you can confidently describe as life-changing; whether they change your views of the world, your perception of yourself or others, your outlook on your life, your plans for the future, etc. Certainly, if an experience or event has an indelible impact...
2019 | Moskow | Skoltech University
My first two weeks at Skolkovo have been a big success. The first few days were a little bit of an adjustment, mostly due to the general lack of use of English in day-to-day life and my poor Russian skills. This was exacerbated with a broken wifi and a clogged toilet (the conversation with the only...
Rayan Sud
2019 | Aix-en-Provence | ITER
Located in the beautiful region of Provence in the south of France, the ITER project is an international mega-project aiming to produce energy from nuclear fusion for the first time. Building upon decades of experience and research in fusion, ITER is a $20 billion collaborative effort of the EU,...
Samantha doing cupping
2019 | Kaohsiung, Taiwan | Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital
Getting the chance to spend my summer in Kaohsiung before going to medical school in the fall was a dream come true, because I have long wanted to learn more about Traditional Chinese Medicine, visit Taiwan, and practice my Chinese. This experience was everything I wished for and more. The work was...
2019 | Cape Town | Lalela
I traveled to Cape Town and worked for Lalela this summer! It has been the most life-changing experience of my life thus far, and I've learned so much about the city and myself as an independent almost-adult. I've made best friends and family here, and I look forward to going to work every day and...
2019 | Brazil | Instituto Socioambiental
I’m currently stationed in Altamira in the Xingu River Basin. The Xingu feeds into the Amazon River about 200 kilometers north of here. Among many other types of protected areas (indigenous territories, quilombola communities, national parks, biological reserves, etc.) the Xingu Basin is home to ...
Vanessa at Magic Bus
2019 | Mumbai | Magic Bus
Not a single moment went by when I did not notice the income disparity in Mumbai, India‒a wealthy building not even two blocks away from a dire slum. 
Corie with Ambassador Harris
2018 | Seoul | U.S. Embassy
I was drawn to Seoul by both its rich and detailed historical narratives and its evolving presence on the modern world stage. I believe Seoul is a unique city, and I am truly grateful to have interned there at a time when its peninsular and international relations are changing by the day. During my...
David in Riga
2018 | Riga, Latvia | TechHub Riga
The trip has been an eye-opening, culturally enriching experience. Before this trip, I was never much of a traveler. I had always had plans of travel - maybe once I finished school, got a job, or whatever excuse I could make for myself-, but I never truly seized any opportunity to do as such. I...
Harrison (left) at the Bund in Shanghai
2018 | Shanghai | IoT ONE
The most valuable thing that I'm going to bring back with me on campus is an informed perspective. Having lived a new culture, with unique traditions, and interesting experiences, I feel like my perspective has been broadened past what it was coming into this summer. Within a broadened perspective...

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