Our Intern Abroad HQ team wants to make it easy to organize your internship program and travel experience. We’ve curated a list of trusted, affordable providers that you may access below for excellent service.
If you’ve already got a destination in mind, or at least narrowed down your top picks, researching the cost of flights will help define your overall budget, which can finalize your decision about where to base your internship.
Once you’ve submitted an application for the destination of your choice, and then registered to confirm your spot on the internship program, it’s an appropriate time to book your flights. It is important you are registered (have paid your internship registration fee) before you request flight quotes, so you have your dates and location confirmed.
To ensure that our interns have access to affordable humanitarian flights, plus 24/7 emergency assistance services, we collaborate with a team of budget-friendly humanitarian flight agents. They make the process of booking your travel quick and easy.
Our expert flight agents specialize in creating customized itineraries for international interns and are trained to ensure that your flights arrive and depart in accordance with your internship requirements. However, it’s no problem if you’re intending to add other travel plans before or after your internship - these bookings can also be taken care of too.
Why book your flights with Intern Abroad HQ?
Humanitarian fares – Gain exclusive access to airfares through airline partnerships, that allow for low cost flight changes, extra baggage and cancellations. These are not available when booking online but provided for our registered interns only.
Personalized itineraries - Designed to work with your travel plans, you’re feel to add additional travel arrangements around your internship flights. Just let our team know what you have in mind and we can design an affordable itinerary that meets your needs.
Experts in our field - Our booking agents know the internship programs inside and out. We’ll ensure you arrive and depart when you need to, into the correct airport to receive your airport pick up.
Access to round the world airfares - If you are interested in interning across multiple internship destinations, we can find the best route and deal for your overall itinerary.
Reliable and flexible service – To book flights for interns, we use safe and reliable scheduled airlines and look for changeable tickets whenever possible.
Easy booking process
Once you have registered to confirm your international internship with Intern Abroad HQ, simply request a quote using the booking tool in your Intern Dashboard. Our team of Flight Support agents will send you a personalized quote, within one working day.
Travel insurance is a compulsory requirement for all of our interns. Safety is a top priority for us and we do our utmost to ensure that you’ll have a wonderful time abroad. Part of this strategy involves making sure that you’re in a position to receive assistance to overcome any unexpected setbacks or inconveniences.
Your travel insurance policy should include coverage for events such as medical emergencies, travel disruptions, personal property that is lost or damaged whilst traveling, and last-minute trip cancellation (due to unforeseeable events, that are out of your control). While many people already have private health insurance, specific travel insurance policies are necessary to supplement this, so that you’ll have more comprehensive security and peace of mind abroad.
To point you in the right direction, we’ve secured a partnership with World Nomads, as they offer a number of different Travel Insurance options. They’re a flexible provider, recommended by Lonely Planet, and they’re perfect for independent travelers. Most importantly, all of our interns that take out a World Nomads insurance policy can access their Worldwide 24/7 Emergency Assistance Team. You’ll receive round-the-clock support from the crew that are hosting you on your program, but your travel insurance policy adds an imperative layer of international support.
Global Travel Academy
To up-skill before your internship program (and add extra “oomph” to your resume!) check out the Global Travel Academy. Intern Abroad HQ recommends their affordable online courses, which are all expertly designed to help you travel abroad safely and responsibly. The Certificate in Travel Health & Safety covers topics that are crucial to your pre-departure preparation and health/safety at your destination. For example, you can expect to receive best practice guidance on:
- Travel and medical preparations
- Traveling and transit
- Staying healthy abroad and mental health
- What to do in an emergency
If you’re focused on developing your skill-set as an educator, or simply interested in diversifying your talents, we recommend an interactive Online TEFL Certification Course. Whether you utilize the certification to teach English in your own country or to others abroad, the training offers tools and techniques over a 100-hour program. Ensuring that you’re prepared and confident to teach, mentor, or provide classroom assistance will not only benefit you, but will also positively impact on the learning environment of your students. Upon completion, you’ll have earned experience in planning, designing, and adapting diverse language activities and materials.
What you need to know:
- Intern Abroad HQ has secured a discounted rate for individuals of US$399.
- No previous teaching experience or training is required.
- You can start at any time and work through the online course at your own pace.
- You don’t have to be registered for an internship program to do the course.
- You don’t have to be a native English speaker, but your fluency of the English language must be at a native-speaker level.
- There is no practical teaching component – the course is focused on developing skills that will help you adapt to different teaching and learning environments.
- You can sign up for the Online TEFL Certification Course anytime and you’ll only pay the discounted Intern Abroad HQ rate.
While scholarships may be available through various institutions at certain times of the year, since our programs have such flexible start dates and durations, we encourage you to consider using a professional fundraising service for financial support. Intern Abroad HQ has partnered with GoGetFunding to make this easy. You can get this kicked off promptly by creating a profile page, setting your fundraising goal, and telling your story. Let people know what you’re doing, when, where, and don’t forget to outline the “why” so people feel encouraged to support your journey. Once this is done, make sure to utilize your own social media to share your fundraising page and spread the word. While professional fundraising sites can be incredibly successful, your effort won’t flourish if it’s not actively promoted. Once you’re registered for your internship program, you’re welcome to request a verification letter from us, which may be of assistance if you require supporting documentation to legitimize your fundraising efforts.