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Open your mind to cultural differences

Living abroad can be hard, in part because you have to make so many adjustments to your daily routine as well as to your preconceived notions about life abroad and your personal beliefs. Balancing these adjustments can be tricky, and … Læs resten

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Adding Value to Your Farm Internship

A basic internship offers the opportunity to live and work on a farm for part or all of a season. But you can take certain steps that will increase the value of the intern’s experience. Following are some fairly simple … Læs resten

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Benchmarks of a Successful Farm Internship

Farmers are looking for reliable young people who will stay through the agreed period. Many first-time interns have romantic notions about farming, which need to be tempered with some grit. The reality is that most young people today have not … Læs resten

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Why get into agriculture?

When you think about careers in agriculture, you might be picturing a wonderfully relaxing existence that involves driving a tractor around a field at the crack of dawn, feeding some ducks in your paddock and permanently having a sprig of … Læs resten

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How To Make Friends During Your Internship Abroad

One of the biggest quarrels that some people have about living, working, studying, or interning abroad is that they won’t know anyone… This is a very common concern which you can overcome by just being more proactive. If you’re planning … Læs resten

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Learn from Challenging Internships

Your teachers were right… you never stop having to do stuff you don’t love. While “intern” is no longer a synonym for “coffee-wrangler-in-chief,” your placement will probably include some tasks you aren’t totally into — no matter where it is … Læs resten

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Do my daily breaks count as paid time?

Not unless your contract says so. The general rule on breaks is that you are entitled to a break of 15 minutes after a 4 ½ hour work period. If you work more than 6 hours you are entitled to … Læs resten

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Why am I paying to intern abroad…?

It is definitely not weird… (or uncommon) to have to pay to intern abroad. It may seem strange to have to pay to work, but, it’s not quite as (comparably) simple to arrange as your typical local internship. If you … Læs resten

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Must do’s during an internship

Share a meal with an employee other than your direct supervisor or other intern. Even better break bread with someone you work with whom you do not interact with much at all. Ask the person about their job, why they … Læs resten

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Signs your internship won’t turn into a full-time job

Neither of you have expressed interest in you staying If you haven’t told your manager how much you enjoy working there — and how much you’d love to stay on as a full-time employee and continue contributing to the team … Læs resten

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