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Testimonials

Participants + Host Companies Said

Kathy Zhang

“I learned so much--from new techniques in the lab, to conducting my first human clinical trial, to traveling and truly experiencing Brazilian culture. This has been an unforgettable experience and I am grateful for what you have done to make it possible, and for all of your help during the process.”

Kathy Zhang - studying Biology at Villanova University, interned in Araraquara, Brazil (2016)

“The work and cultural experiences I gained through an IAESTE internship could not have been more incredible. IAESTE summer weekends provide an unrivaled opportunity to meet students from around the world while visiting foreign cities and countries. I highly recommend an IAESTE internship to all who are serious about technical experience and world traveling.”

Henry Judson - studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Florida, interned in Stuttgart, Germany (2016)
Henry Judson

“Our team has benefitted in a number of key ways (from hosting an IAESTE intern). Velina has truly become an important member of the team who we depend on everyday …Additionally, the IAESTE program truly matched us with a talented and proactive intern, who we learn from as much as she learns from us! She also brings important experience to the table, both in terms of her skill set and her professional demeanor…The experience has been rewarding not only for the business but also for each employee that interacts with Velina on a daily basis. We all learn from each other and I think our collaboration has had a strong benefit to everyone involved.”

Michael Candelori - Creative Director at Purplegator (King of Prussia, PA) – supervised Velina Rusjakova

“Being on this internship has surpassed all of my expectations. I am working on developing internal software projects alongside my mentor, which has provided me the opportunity for professional maturity and capabilities expansion. I am being motivated, inspired and trained to aspire towards improvement of my current skills and also encouraged to research, experiment and acquire new ones on my personal preference. My work and contribution are highly valued and rewarded, and the practice I've gained accomplishing them will be helpful in every aspect of my future career.”

Velina Rusjakova - from Skopje, Macedonia, interned at Purple Gator in King of Prussia, PA (2016)
Velina Rusjakova

Metecan Erdi

“I am absolutely loving my work! The PhD student that I am working with is generous, and patient in donating his time to teach me certain material and answering all of my questions…My accommodation is perfect! IAESTE Bayreuth lent me a bike so I can easily travel the city, which is great for commuting to work and venturing around the city… I could not be more thankful for such an opportunity.”

Metecan Erdi - studying Bioengineering at the University of Maryland (College Park), interned in Bayreuth, Germany (2016)

"The internship program has been a year-round recruiting tool. The program has proven to be extremely advantageous for all parties involved. A win-win situation that has been building a pipeline of successful individuals and potential great employees…Our interns have proven to be remarkably helpful with projects and tasks that we are struggling to complete. The extra sets of hands help our employees be more productive, prevent them from becoming overburdened by side projects, as well as free them up to accomplish more creative tasks or those where higher-level, strategic thinking or expertise is required"

Tiffany Ly - Office Manager at Cobaltix (San Francisco, CA)

Gorazd Lazorik

“Coming to New York City was not just another dream come true, it was also the biggest challenge of my life. Thanks to Cultural Vistas, I have been given the opportunity not just to visit – but live in – the greatest city in the world. Through the professional experiences I had with Cultural Vistas I have also learned many life lessons and gained confidence in my next steps in life. I will always remember my internship with Cultural Vistas as one of the most important events of my life not just professionally but also personally.”

Gorazd Lazorik - from Slovakia, interned at Cultural Vistas in New York City

"Frida brought a fresh, young perspective to our utilization of social media for patient education in our clinical trials."

"The experience with the J1 Program was excellent. Cultural Vistas staff was extremely helpful and collaborative."

Regarding Swedish intern Frida Hedman
Elizabeth Stoner, M.D. - MPM Capital - Host Company

Alexis Raiford

“I am so grateful that I I have made many friends for all over the world and learned a lot”

Alexis Raiford - studying Architecture at the University of Florida, interned Detmold, Germany (2016)

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    Meredith Schaefer - Intern in Norway at Wema
    Meredith Schaefer
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    Emma Williams - Intern in Sarajevo at Petrolinvest
    Emma Williams
  • From a small village in Slovakia to the bright lights of New York City, see how IAESTE provided Gorazd with a life-changing opportunity.