For parents

Letting your son or daughter go on an overseas internship is exciting. Let us put your mind at ease.

Parents, we understand it's exciting

For parents, it can be incredibly exciting to have your son or daughter go on an internship abroad. This is because it means that you really have to let go of your child. Without your supervision, it is your son or daughter going to the other side of the world. It asks a lot from you as a parent to take this step. Yet it is one of the most beautiful things you can do as a parent.

During an internship abroad your son or daughter can gain an enormous amount of life experience, which he or she will benefit from for the rest of their lives. In addition, an internship abroad is an unforgettable experience that your son or daughter will carry with them forever. We understand that it can be difficult to see your son or daughter leave for the other side of the world. Therefore, we want to reassure you on this page as much as possible.

Why an internship abroad?

For parents it is sometimes difficult to understand why your son or daughter wants to do an internship abroad. After all, here in the Netherlands there are also many good companies where students can do their internship. Yet there are several reasons to choose an internship abroad.

These reasons give an internship abroad an enormous added value. We explain some of the reasons below.

1# Expanding the (business) network

While abroad, your son or daughter will meet new people and thus expand his or her network both privately and professionally. There is a good chance that your son or daughter will make friends for life, but also get to know people who can help him or her on a business level.

2# Added value to his or her resume

When your son or daughter has graduated, he or she will probably start looking for a job. It is common knowledge that as a starter on the job market it can be quite difficult to find a job that matches the study. Employers are often looking for people with a lot of experience. If your son or daughter can mention an internship abroad on his or her CV, he or she has an edge on the competition. An internship abroad looks very strong on the resume. It shows that someone is not unworldly, has gained some life experience and is not afraid to take on challenges. Did you know that graduates who have done an internship abroad find a job faster than those who have not?

3# A real life experience

For parents this is often the decisive reason to send their son or daughter abroad, no matter how exciting they find it. An internship abroad is an experience that your child will never forget and (thanks to us) will look back on with great pleasure. Moreover, your son or daughter will gain a lot of life experience abroad. For the first time he or she will have to manage in a foreign country and he or she will get to know new people and cultures. This will provide instructive moments that will only help your child develop.

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Why choose Internship Placement?

Quote Leon Strikwerda, owner Internship Placement: "During my own foreign internship in 2015, which was organized by an agency, everything that could go wrong went wrong. That's why I started Internship Placement, with the mission to make sure the same thing doesn't happen to other students. With us, everything is actually taken care of: from arranging the accommodation, to the visa application. In addition, we have an office in almost every internship country, so students can always come to us if something is wrong or if they need advice.

From the moment a student decides to go on an internship abroad until he or she is back home, we are there for him or her. This way we ensure that the foreign internship is a pleasant period for every student, in which he or she does not encounter any unpleasant surprises. And that is, of course, a reassuring thought for parents."

More information? Then get in touch with us

We not only ensure that the entire internship abroad is well organized, but also that your son or daughter can always come to us during his or her internship period. And that is often a very reassuring thought for parents. Would you like more information about our methods and/or the possibilities? Then feel free to contact us, because we would love to tell you more about it!