Work and Study Abroad

English + Work Experience

Improve your English skills and boost your CV

English is the language of international communication, and a good grasp of English makes you a highly attractive candidate for future employers. Combining language learning with work experience in an English-speaking environment does wonders for your CV in a concentrated period of time.

Not only will you interact with English throughout your day and make far more rapid improvement than you would in your home country, but by working in an English-speaking environment you’ll be exposed to specialist workplace vocabulary. The responsibility and independence you’ll gain living in a new country will help your confidence and teach you skills that will be invaluable throughout your career, and will also impress hiring managers down the line.

Work and Study experiences abroad will help you:

  • Make your CV or résumé stand out
  • Expand your global network
  • Gain insight into a foreign work environment
  • Discover a new country
  • Practice your language skills in an English-speaking work setting
  • Practice job-seeking skills such as interviewing

Work and study Programs

Kaplan International offers Internship programs in the United States.


Work and study in the USA

Are you interested in gaining professional experience while immersing yourself in the culture of the United States? Now, through our partnership with Cultural Vistas, you can take your career to the next level by joining the fast-paced, rapidly-changing workforce with a Cultural Vistas J-1 trainee and internship program.

Cultural Vistas J-1 Programs Offered

With two immersive programs, Cultural Vistas gives students and professionals the opportunity to gain workplace skills in their academic or occupational field by providing J-1 Visa sponsorship for international internships or advanced training programs.

With more than 50 years of experience facilitating exchange programs and services for visitors coming to the United States, Cultural Vistas is uniquely positioned to help individuals gain the hands-on experience they need to advance their careers.


Kaplan International Program

Part-time Business English

In order to prepare for the workplace in the United States, Kaplan International offers program participants the opportunity to take 15 hrs/week of Business English for 4 weeks, during the admission period allowed on a J Visa before commencement of the internship.

Our course will help you improve your general English language skills as well as learn specific communication skills for the workplace. You will learn the vocabulary you need to thrive in business settings and efficiently collaborate with English-speaking colleagues.

Additionally, participants will be able to purchase Kaplan’s exclusive online learning materials K +tools ahead of the English course to practice grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

Course facts:

Course length

4 weeks of part-time Business English

Length of lessons

45 minutes

Average class size

12, maximum 15

Kaplan International English for Business Locations

New York Empire State.

Cultural Vistas Exchange Program Locations

Multiple locations around the United States.


Program participants get the opportunity to stay with a local host family and fully immerse in the culture of the United States, or live independently at one of Kaplan’s modern student residences for the duration of the program.


  • J1-Visa (*J-1 visa sponsored by Cultural Vistas)
  • English level: Higher Intermediate

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Work and study in New Zealand


Our internship courses in Auckland are the perfect way to apply skills you’ve begun to develop at university or from work experience. For a recently graduated high school student, an internship provides an opportunity to learn new work skills in an English-speaking business environment and may satisfy prerequisites for your future tertiary study. For all students, it will add an international dimension to your CV.

You can choose from a wide range of fields of work in both corporate and not for profit organisations and Kaplan will organise a placement within one of your 3 preferred fields.


New Zealand – Auckland


Working Holiday visa
Age: 18-30*
Minimum English level: Higher Intermediate

* The maximum age for internships in New Zealand is 30 due to an age restriction on Working Holiday Visas. Please refer to the appropriate immigration website for the latest information.

Course facts:

Course length

2–24 weeks of English courses + 8–50 weeks of internship placement (dependent on working holiday visa endorsement)

Length of lessons

45 minutes

Average class size

12, maximum 15

Placement fee:

$1850 (NZD)
Our Kaplan Internship Manager will provide support throughout the application and placement process, arranging meetings with potential employers in the fields of interest and prepare you for your internship.

Types of internship placements include

  • Computing and IT
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Events Management
  • Finance
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Health and Social Services
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • Leisure and Sport
  • Marketing
  • Charities and Non-profit Organisations
  • Public Relations
  • Research
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation, Shipping and Trade

Please note that all internship placements are unpaid.