Cultural Experiences are as much part of doing an internship abroad as the work experience!

Every year we ask our participants to share their most memorable cultural experiences with us. Doing an internship abroad, living abroad, also entails living and experiencing another culture. Here, we are excited to share some of the best submission for 2017!

This picture was taken during a road trip in Monument Valley. Monument Valley was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to, the nature is just stunning! Utah itself is just incredible with all of its history, the American Indians and – naturally beautiful with its red sand.

Marina from Germany

This shot was taken on a company organized fishing trip just off the Santa Barbara coast. It shows me holding my catch of the day. Unfortunately I only got fourth place and barely missed one of the prices. It was still a great day!

Matthias from Germany

This is the picture I got when I went to boogie boarding for the first time in San Diego / La Jolla beach with my West program friends. The wide ocean and the sunshine made my picture perfect!

Danbi You from South Korea

I met Alfre Woodard, a wonderful Hollywood/TV actress at a reception. We talked about elephants in Kenya!

Mitchelle from Kenya

The picture shows me and my friends in Washington D.C. – It was so much fun! Here you can see me and my friends in front of the beautiful capitol. I think this is one of the best buildings in Washington D.C. I like it very much.

Verena from Germany

This shot was taken in Chicago. It was the warmest day of 2017 so far which was perfect to explore the magnificent city by foot! Together with a friend we walked through the Millenium Park, along the Magnificent Mile and went on the Skydeck of the Hancock Tower to enjoy the mindblowing view across Chicago as the sun set down.

Tobias from Germany

Behind the Hollywood Sign after one of Los Angeles’ heaviest downpours in years.

Edward from Singapore