The country managers know all internship companies personally. Based on your wishes and demands, the conditions from your university and the current needs of the company, On-Stage and the company of your choice put together your tasks/assignments/thesis. Something that benefits all parties. On-Stage knows the language, the culture and the educational system. For you as a student, without good language skills and knowledge of the local culture, it’s almost impossible to get yourself a good internship with an assignment answering to all your needs. Even if only it’s just because face-to-face contact is a social requirement to work together in Latin America.
Even though it differs a bit in every country, as a European you’re most likely to be very welcome in Latin America. Your ‘different vision’, because of your knowledge and culture can help the people here. What makes it even more challenging is having to be able to come to things on your own in Spanish.
Even though you’re still a student, people have expectations from you. People expect you to know what you’re doing, to take initiative and that they expect you’re able to work independently. In case you don't know what you're doing, you should tell your supervisor this.
One of the most important goals of almost every internship is to make sure you’ll be able to stand your ground once you enter the professional life. You’ll have to know how to bring theoretical knowledge into practice and you have to be able to work solution-focussed and to get used to corporate culture and working with colleagues.
Your new surroundings force you to grow more independent. This because you can't change the world around you, the only thing you can change is your own behaviour. The road to your independence is not always an easy or even fun road, however, it is one of the most important things in life. Do you want a great job, later on in life? Then being able to work and think independently is inmissable. An internship like this will get you there faster and makes you stand out from the crowd.
Generally, the internship companies organize an orientation period of one or two weeks. Afterwards, you’ll make or update your workplan based on your recent experiences and your internship requirements, the needs of your internship company and your personal interests. This plan you’ll discuss with your supervisor, who will give you feedback. People are very open to questions and want to help you, however, it is up to you to make clear about what you need.
Your collegues and workplace will be close to a 100% latino. n spite of amazement, surprises, desappointments and frustration, you can't change your surroundings. So you should learn how to integrate. You will adjust to your new surroundings and get to understand them better. You wil learn, that's what's normal for you, isn't necesarrily so for somebody else. You will get different perspectives. This makes you think, makes you wiser, more flexile and more tolerant.
On-Stage Latin America is a sustainable internship placement agency, this sustainability is practiced on many differen fields. One of those fileds are the internships. With over 90% of our internships, you’ll be working at an organisation that contributes to a sustainable future or a sustainable assignment in a regular company. With almost every internship, you contribute to a sustainable future. Besides, we believe that this experience will shape you in such a way you’ll see (more) clearly the importance of sustainability. .
Doing an internship in Latin America broadens your horizons. You learn a different language (Spanish) and a different way of life and you’ll learn how to deal with (unconscious) biases. This makes you easily deployable and your personality stronger. You really get to know yourself in a short period of time. You’ll find out about your stronger and weaker sides and how to deal with them. You’ll gain practical experience within your career subject and deepen the meaning of your diploma.
You have people that dream and people twho realise their dreams. All "go-getters" start off as dreamers. If you’re thinking “Hmm, an internship in Latin America seems pretty great!”, while also feeling a little insecure about whether it’s for you, please beware that this is a common feeling. We have seen many nervous students before departing to their faraway destination, and also some people that let the fear keep them from taking on the adventure. This is a shame since most students seem to adapt very well in just a few days. Some even start to really feel ‘at home’ in Latin America. Looking back at their initial nervousness, most students remark later on how they don’t understand what all the fuss was about. ‘It’s way more fun than I thought!’
You’ll notice that you’ll be able to conquer yourself on many different levels, you get to know your limits and after a while, you’ll get to understand more about the way the world works. Your Spanish will get better, you’ll be able to practice theoretical knowledge and you’ll be more independent. Apart from the many unique moments and great experiences, you’ll get an incredible feeling of freedom; the notion of all the possibilities you still have.
By now On-Stage has helped around and about a thousand students finding their internship in Latin America, about 97% has had a good or great experience.
A better world, starts with your own behaviour
|#||Type of education||Organization||Region||Country|
|206||Business ,Tourism, International Business and Communication||Hotel and Resort||Manuel Antonio||Costa Rica|
|208||Business, communication, tourism||Tourist Information Center||Dominical||Costa Rica|
|151||Business/Economics, Tourism||Chain of Spanish Schools and hostels||Turrialba||Costa Rica|
|152||Business/Economics, Tourism||Touroperator||La Fortuna||Costa Rica|
|153||Business/Economics, Tourism||Eco Resort||Osa||Costa Rica|
|154||Business. Economics, Tourism||Small Eco Lodge||Turrialba||Costa Rica|
|156||Business/Economics, Tourism||Hotel||Alajuela||Costa Rica|
|165||Business/Economics, Tourism||Touroperator||San Jose||Costa Rica|
|273||Education||Public pre- and primary school||Bocas del Toro||Panama|
|267||Education (environmental)||NGO sea turtles||Bocas del Toro||Panama|
|275||Education, Social Works||Kindergarten& Pre-school||Turrialba||Costa Rica|
|200||Engineering/ Civil Engineering||Institute for electricity||Several districts Costa Rica||Costa Rica|
|252||Health, social work||Holistisch gezondheids centrum voor vrouwen||Turrialba - Costa Rica||Costa Rica|
|207||International Business, Marketing, Management||Eco Hotel||Ojochal||Costa Rica|
|229||Microcredit & Project Development||Microcredit||San José||Costa Rica|
|242||Nursing||Elderly home||Turrialba||Costa Rica|
|220||Nutrition||Organic Farm||Turrialba||Costa Rica|
|257||Nutrition||Elderly home||Turrialba||Costa Rica|
|276||Nutrition, Nursing, Education||Childhood Healthcare||Puerto Viejo||Costa Rica|
|274||NutritionistÂ´s assistant||Nutrition||Turrialba||Costa Rica|
|175||Education / Teaching||International School||San José||Costa Rica|
|178||Outdoor activity management (communication, tourism, business related)||Ecofarm adventure lodge||Sarapiqui||Costa Rica|
|277||Pabo, Social Work||pre-, primary-, middleschool||Bocas del Toro||Panama|
|223||Physical therapy/ exercise therapy||Elderly home||Turrialba||Costa Rica|
|235||Physical Therapy/ Social Work||Daycare for disabled people||Turrialba||Costa Rica|
|272||Research Assistant||Sea Turtle Protection Organisation||Bocas del Toro||Panama|
|247||Social Work||Elderly home||Turrialba||Costa Rica|
|256||Social Work in Children's Shelter||Children's Shelter||Turrialba||Costa Rica|
|209||Social Work/ SJD||Shelter for Indigenous women||Turrialba||Costa Rica|
|241||Sportsmanagement/ physical education||Departamental Sport and Recreation Committtee||Turrialba||Costa Rica|
|253||Tourism/ Business/ Environmental||Agricultural tourism||Turrialba - Costa Rica||Costa Rica|