How It Works…

An international work or study experience that’s right for you!

Below you’ll find your 4 Steps to Success in finding that experience through International Eyes. In essence, my first job is to find out what you’re looking to get from the experience, and what you bring to the party. Then it’s up to me to seek out ways for you to achieve those international ambitions.

It’s a partnership approach, where we start with a conversation, gather information from you, consider currently available options and organisations to approach. Based on carefully matching what we’ve discovered so far with the options currently available we’ll come up with a shortlist of existing work experience positions or institutions that should meet your needs. If there’s nothing that matches up so far, we’ll work to find potential organisations that could offer the right experience.

Along the way I support you with cultural and other guidance to help prepare for your new international, intercultural experience and help you find what you need to know for a seamless transition to your new place of work or study.

“In essence, my first job is to find out what you’re looking to get from the experience, and what you bring to the party. Then it’s up to me to seek out ways for you to achieve those international ambitions.”

John Humphreys, International Eyes Navigator

4 steps to success

Step 1 – Conversation and Information

Every partnerships starts with a conversation, and in our case this starts with listening to what you have to say. Using questionnaires and face-to-face or virtual meetings, we’ll uncover what your aspirations are for this experience and beyond, what resources, skills and competencies you have and would need to develop. You’ll get advice and feedback to move you forward and confirmation of where and whether International Eyes can help.

At this point no payment is due and you may of course choose not to use our services.

Step 3 – Preparation and Organisation

Once we’ve found places for you to apply for, my role moves primarily to one of support as you prepare your applications. Whilst I cannot guarantee every application will meet with success in a competitive marketplace, I will work to ensure you receive prompt feedback . If unsuccessful this feedback will be used to ‘raise your game’ for your next application, and will feed forward to your upcoming plans. The aim is to get you placed where you can grow, learn and develop as part of your ongoing education.

Once you’ve received an offer of a study place or work experience position, we ask that you make the Step 3 payment to International Eyes.

Step 2 – Options and Recommendations

Based on the information gathered so far, and updated regularly, I now work on your behalf seeking out experiences that could meet your needs in terms of timing, duration, what you could learn and experience, the international context and of course the actual location(s) where all this would happen.

You’ll be presented with options and recommendations as you move on to the next stage towards finding that international experience. The Step 2 (Search) fee is payable at this point, in return for the options and recommendations provided through the International Eyes services.

Step 4 – Your Destination

Once you’ve confirmed your new work or study experience destination, you’ll have questions about the logistics, the place and what to expect when you get there. Working with your new employer or institution I’ll make sure that you get the insights and information you need.

This is the point you make your Step 4 payment as the final instalment for the International Eyes services you’ve received to-date, as agreed at the start of the process.

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