Our program gives your daughter or son the unique opportunity to both (1) get valuable experience with an international government internship and (2) study abroad on an island.

In addition to learning the in's and out's of international trade, your student will witness firsthand what it's like to operate in an economy dominated by global tourism and local, regional, national, plus international government influence.  These create a unique lens into government practice that would rarely be seen in an American context, even New York or Washington DC.

 
 Dylan & Gina (Horizon Bridge Fellows '17) at Loro Parque

Dylan & Gina (Horizon Bridge Fellows '17) at Loro Parque

HEALTH.

While your student is abroad with us, we want them to stay HEALTHY.

Traveling to a new country for the first time is exciting, but it should also be treated with extra precautions. New foods, new environments, and new methods of traveling can lead to occasional sickness, so we offer two resources to ALL students before departure: What To Do If You Get Sick While Traveling & the CDC Travelers' Health Recommendations.  We also make sure to enroll all of our students in HTH Worldwide Health Insurance.

 Horizon Bridge Fellows '17 interning at PROEXCA office

Horizon Bridge Fellows '17 interning at PROEXCA office

VALUE.

Your student is studying abroad both for the adventure and to add unbeatable VALUE to their college experience. To help prepare students for life after college, we offer more than just tests and quizzes, but challenging scenarios of real-life interaction with foreign citizens that requires thinking on your feet. 

Having firsthand access to experienced government officials who treat students like peers instead of interns enhances the Horizon Bridge experience beyond a mere internship.  Alumni of our program go onto jobs ranging from international affairs to accounting.

 Horizon Bridge Fellows '17 hiking Tenerife mountain

Horizon Bridge Fellows '17 hiking Tenerife mountain

SAFETY.

Traveling abroad always presents hazards and risks, but we do our best to plan events with your student's SAFETY in mind.  Students have free time every day in the program, so we cannot guarantee security -- but you can remind your student to follow our program handbook recommendations.

Every staff member of Horizon Bridge does our part to make sure your student has everything they need: WiFi access, emergency contact information, alerts from the U.S. State Department, and the Smart Traveler’s Enrollment Program (STEP).