When you are abroad, you may want to intern, volunteer, or get work experience. Some countries may allow students to intern, and several IBEX partner schools encourage and assist their exchange students in finding internships. These schools include the University of Hong Kong, Nanyang Technological University, the University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales, the University of Manchester, Luigi Bocconi University, and the University of Amsterdam. Please note that these internship positions are not guaranteed and most are unpaid. Alternatively, you may want to look into volunteering or short industry ‘shadowing' opportunities on your own. A variety of options beyond the traditional internship experience are available and could lead to valuable skills to add to your résumé. For more country-specific career information you can check out Going Global's Country Career Guides through NYU's CareerNet
However, before deciding to pursue any work-related activity while abroad, consider that as valuable as work experience can be, it may result in missing out on traveling, experiencing and enjoying the local culture, and getting to know new people. Be sure to have enough time to handle any position you take on while still enjoying the country. After all, there is a lifetime to work, but only a short amount of time to study abroad.