Student Experiences

Seoul, South Korea

I spent this summer working at Simone, a handbag company in South Korea. I was asked to brainstorm new ideas for bag designs, help other employees find leather in the leather basement, and take photos of current products. I learned a lot about…

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Post-Conflict Research Centre

Many thanks for your support, which allowed me to have an experience of a lifetime. I am a rising junior studying classics and international relations and had the opportunity through Stanford Global Studies to intern at the Post-Conflict Research…

Tallinn, Estonia
AI & Robotics Estonia

I want to express my gratitude to the fullest extent to you for making the experience I had this summer possible. It was one of the most enriching three months of my life. All of a sudden, I was dropped into a foreign country, on my own…

Paris, France
Gagosian Gallery

This summer I worked at the Gagosian Gallery in Paris. Not only was it amazing to live and work in Paris and practice my French, but I was also able to work for one of the top art galleries in the world! I learned so much about the art world,…

Brussels, Belgium
Renew Europe


I am a junior majoring in international relations, and this past summer I worked at the Renew Europe political party at the European Parliament, located in Brussels, Belgium. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience that this internship…

Sydney, Australia
Art Gallery of New South Wales

My name is Jeanette Chen, and I'm in the class of '23 studying mechanical engineering with a concentration in product realization. This past summer, I've been fortunate enough to live in Sydney, Australia, working with the Art Gallery of New…

Taipei, Taiwan
Yuan Ru Gallery


I am a first-year master's student at Stanford's Center for East Asian Studies, focusing on Taiwan and Taiwanese literature. I was an intern for the Yuan Ru Art Gallery. While originally, I had planned to do my internship in Taiwan…

Montpellier, France
LIRMM, University of Montpellier

Thank you so much for your support in helping me participate in this internship. I had one of the most fantastic and fulfilling summers of my life, where I was able to live in an incredibly gorgeous city (Montpellier) while still performing…

National Theatre School of Ireland
Dublin, Ireland

This summer, I was fortunate enough to work at The Gaiety School of Acting, the National Theatre School of Ireland, located in Dublin. Working at the Gaiety School has been incredibly formative. I’ve had a chance to try my hand at so many…

Brussels, Belgium
The Lisbon Council

I was able to spend six weeks in Brussels this summer interning at The Lisbon Council, a think tank that works with the European Commission to evaluate economic and social policy. This internship was my first exposure to Belgium, to think tank…

Tartu, Estonia
Skytte Institute of Political Science at the University of Tartu

I'm a senior at Stanford studying international relations, and I spent this past summer working at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Science at the University of Tartu in Estonia. My academic focuses are international security, Eastern…

Seoul, South Korea
The Catholic University of Korea Yeouido St. Mary's Hospital

I completed my internship in South Korea, conducting ophthalmic research at The Catholic University of Korea Yeouido St. Mary's Hospital. During my internship, I completed wet-lab research, presentations about my work in the U.S., manuscript…

Barbara Sanford
Tallinn, Estonia
Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom

This past spring, I had the opportunity to intern with Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom in Tallinn, Estonia. Even though the internship took place virtually, I had an incredible experience throughout the quarter. 

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Nancy Lopez-Alvarez
Nogales, Mexico
FESAC Nogales

I started volunteering with Fundación Del Empresariado Sonorense (FESAC) in June of 2020, after a fellow Stanford student told me about BCA, FESAC’s partner organization committed to immigrant rights and community development at the U.S.-Mexico…

Noah Howard
Washington, DC
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

One of my most rewarding experiences during my time at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. was creating a primer on the origin of the Taliban and its views concerning women. This work was truly fascinating and…