Kick-start your career with a unique international experience.
An internship in Kuala Lumpur provides an excellent opportunity to work and learn in an Asian business world, a growing market that is becoming increasingly important in global affairs. Malaysia is truly an influential presence in the Asia Pacific, making it a splendid location for your internship abroad.
Read on to find out why you should do an internship in Malaysia and how to plan your journey. Here at Malaysia Internship Programme for Leaders, we’ll be more than happy to assist you in your journey to Malaysia. Please drop us a line if you need any additional information or assistance.
REASONS TO INTERN IN MALAYSIA
In Malaysia, communicating with locals is not too challenging as English is the second most commonly spoken language after the national language, Malay. However, making the effort to learn the native languages will definitely open more doors to immersing yourself in Malaysian culture and gain you more appreciation from your Malaysian friends and neighbors.
A LAND OF MICRO-CULTURES
Malaysia is home to a variety of races and ethnicities, each with their own unique festivals and celebrations. Head to Batu Caves to visit the 272 steps of the Hindu temple during Thaipusam; check out the ever-anticipated bazaars during Ramadhan and enjoy the brilliant red lanterns and lion dances during Chinese New Year. Visit the different states as well to experience the diversity of cultures and specialty food.
Malaysia is considered a global food hub with a myriad of cuisines available. Proximity to other ASEAN countries and its history as a trading port has influenced the flavors of the local cuisine greatly. A Malaysian’s favorite past time is food hunting which is not surprising with all that is available. Hang out a the local ‘mamak’ or visit a night market to taste what the locals eat for cheap!
Having an internship in Malaysia will increase your breadth of international friends tenfold. You’ll meet people from the USA, Italy, France, Cambodia, Korea, Japan, and Morocco, just to name a few. This country is a thriving cultural hot spot, where you will be able to learn and live together with like-minded individuals from all over the world who are also working or interning here.
Take the opportunity to travel around this wonderful country while you’re here. Visit the historical city of Melaka, the beautiful Cameron Highlands, and Penang’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, Georgetown. The beaches of Perhentian, Langkawi, and Tioman are also definitely worth a visit. Domestic flights often cost only around €20, so you can spend many weekends on the beach!
SPRINGBOARD FOR A GLOBAL CAREER
Interning in Malaysia can assist you in your career by expanding your social and professional network, as well as your resume and skill set, providing you with hands-on knowledge of working in the real world. Moreover, Malaysia’s relevance in Asian politics and its growing industries makes it an excellent location to launch your global career.
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