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Would you like to work on the inside of a foreign government? and study abroad on an exotic island? Horizon Bridge Fellows spend the morning dressed up working in a government agency, and the afternoon relaxing on a beautiful beach.
Why Do It?
- Suit in the morning ... Horizon Bridge prides itself on placing college students into the most competitive and selective government training programs in the world, like the PROEXCA offices and cabildo regional network of Tenerife in the Canary Islands.
- ... Beach in the afternoon. Every location on each island is strategically and carefully chosen so that Horizon Bridge Fellows can finish their internships early afternoon and quickly change into casual clothes for enjoying the local beach, usually >70-degree weather even in January.
- Comprehensive Excursions. Instead of just being stuck behind a desk or at a computer, Horizon Bridge Fellows get high-exposure internship experiences that involve touring chambers of commerce, glimpsing international trade floors, and meeting local entrepreneurs.
- Tourism. Unlike the United States, where government is relatively low-impact, Horizon Bridge Fellows are embedded in bureaucracies that make up a large segment of the economy (~40%) and involve government control of tourist attractions and marketing them to the world.
- Intensive language immersion. While American college students take years of classes with little progress, those who use it in a professional environment while abroad can learn the language up to 3 times faster through professional immersion.
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Housing & Meals
Housing is provided for students and accommodation varies based on availability. Fellows should expect to share a double-room with another student of the same gender while abroad. Specific details about your housing location will be available approximately a month before your program start date.
A light breakfast of locally available food is provided by Horizon Bridge every day of the week, as well as two group dinners at restaurants each week and more meals during group excursions. For most lunches, students buy and prepare their own food or stop by a local cafe. We cannot accommodate special dietary needs for group meals, and remember: in general special diets are more difficult to follow overseas so prepare accordingly.
Transportation & Excursions
Horizon Bridge provides transportation for certain aspects of the program, including daily transport to and from the classroom and to off-site excursions that are mandatory Horizon Bridge group events. Fellows are welcome to plan personal travel on weekends, which our program fee does not cover.
One of the best things about traveling to islands is experiencing the international cuisine, immersing yourself in local culture, and exploring the breath-taking natural beauty of the island. Horizon Bridge incorporates all of these things into the program schedule. Depending on your program dates, excursions may include hiking, beach trips, attending festivals, visiting historical sites, national parks, and more!