ERIC Number: ED373695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Exchange Internships with Germany: How It Can Be Done.
A member of the faculty of Concordia College (Moorhead, Minnesota) recounts his experience with developing local internship opportunities for German business students in exchange for internship opportunities in Germany for his international business students. The faculty member had to develop a list of potential companies, in an area of small to medium sized firms; contact them to encourage their cooperation with the program; locate housing for the interns; provide information to the interns before they arrived, concerning money, clothing, transportation, and other facts; meet the interns at the airport and assist them in getting settled; introduce them to their employers; and regularly follow up on their progress. Implementation of the program has been time consuming, but it is felt that there are many willing partner schools in Germany and that exchange internships are an excellent method of developing positive relationships between Germans and Americans. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Concordia College at Moorhead MN; Germany
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Eastern Michigan University Conference on Language and Communication for World Business and the Professions (13th, Ypsilanti, MI, April 14-16, 1994).