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Important Dates for the 2020 Around the World Programme*


  • March 13 | Application Deadline
  • March | Evaluations and Phone Interviews for Finalists
  • April 10 | Announcement of Programme Participant Selection
  • June 14 - 20 | New York City & Atlanta
  • June 21 - 26 | Sao Paulo
  • June 17 - July 6 | Home Visit
  • July 6 - 11 | Bangalore
  • July 12 - 17 | Amsterdam/Utrecht
  • August 1 | Start of Paid Management Associate Programme
*Dates subject to change

Why Should YOU Apply?


  • Once in a lifetime opportunity to travel the world
  • Networking with professionals around the world
  • Gain knowledge from industry professionals
  • On the job experience gained through the paid management associate programme and the opportunity for permanent employment
  • Embark on one of the few direct paths to a management position in the corporate travel industry

What is Included?


  • Air transportation between destination cities (not including transportation from home to New York City--first programme city--and transportation from Amsterdam--last programme city--to home)
  • Hotel accommodations (minimum 4 star) based on double occupancy with breakfast and Wi-Fi
  • Ground transportation to/from airport, hotels, and meetings
  • Medical insurance during the travelling traineeship
  • Scheduled meetings and activities (Monday to Friday) during standard business hours at each destination with corporate travel professionals
  • Six month paid management associate programme with potential opportunity for full-time permanent employment following successful completion of associate programme (specific terms and conditions will be clarified in a written agreement between the internship recipient and the funding industry partner)

Applicant Qualifications


  • Professional fluency in English
  • A valid passport
  • Eligibility to obtain visas required to travel internationally
  • Must complete all classwork/assignments for Bachelor's Degree on/by 12 June 2020
  • Currently enrolled as a 4th year undergraduate and expecting to receive a bachelor’s degree on/by 12 June 2020, recent university graduate, or graduate student from an accredited university; preference will be given to students with a demonstrated interest in global business or travel/hospitality management
  • Be available and able to travel from 14 June - 24 July 2020 and accept full time employment beginning 1 August 2020 if selected
  • Agree to terms, complete application*
*Applicants whose applications pass an initial review will be contacted by email and invited to the second phase of the application process.  Full instructions will be provided in the email for Part 2.

Those Selected for the Around the World Programme Will be Required to:


  • Obtain any passport or required visas/other travel documents
  • Arrange travel and pay for airfare from home city to New York City, and from Amsterdam to home city
  • Pay for meals and expenses outside of programme inclusions. This includes any leisure activities during the designated leisure time. (Out-of-pocket expenditures are estimated at $2,500 USD related to obtaining visas, airfare, meals and leisure activities during the five-week programme)
  • Arrange any leisure activities during the designated leisure time, including costs for such activities and transportation
  • Out-of-pocket expenditures are estimated at $2,500 USD (includes fees related to obtaining visas, airfare, meals and leisure activities during the five-week programme)
  • Participate in the full programme-included meetings and activities to support a complete learning experience

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