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Old Dec 16th 2014, 8:22 am
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Hi, I've recently moved back from Canada, and I'm interested in doing Mountbatten - as i met a few people doing this on my travels. But, its so darn expensive!! Does anyone know of any similar programmes that are a lot cheaper?

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Old Dec 16th 2014, 12:11 pm
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I'm familiar with Lord Mountbatten, murdered by the IRA in 1979, but what is "doing Mountbatten"?
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I'm familiar with Lord Mountbatten, murdered by the IRA in 1979, but what is "doing Mountbatten"?
Some sort of pre-arranged post-graduate internship program. It looks expensive, and looks like a racket to me, but then I am a huge cynic.
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Old Dec 16th 2014, 5:50 pm
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My wife works with a few interns from the Mountbatten program. It hard to get into and costs are hugely subsidized so I'm not sure where it's expensive. Tuition is $10k but then you get free accommodation and $1k per month living.

Lots of big corporates take on interns in NYC. I've met interns from Thomson Reuters and UBS and they were having an incredible time and have a good chance at being hired whilst gaining real experience in another country. It's hard work fitting everything in (work, study and play)!

I wish I'd known about the program when I was at Uni in the UK!
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It is expensive and very hard to get into lots of competition for places. My daughter did quite well to get in. Unlike most J1 internship providers they have their own housing across the river in New Jersey which is one of the reasons it is so popular. Without the housing it would be very expensive a lot of these internship don't pay well so I have heard. They do a london program for americans as well but I think the americans have no chance of being hired due to uk immigration law you have to leave the uk for one full year after the placement america has no such requirement I believe.

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...america has no such requirement I believe.
Depends on who the sponsor is and where the work is done. Some have a 2 year home residence requirement after the visa.
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Depends on who the sponsor is and where the work is done. Some have a 2 year home residence requirement after the visa.
True but I think it can be waived with a no objection statement from britsh embassy can't it? With UK I don't think a similar thing can be done though I am not sure. And besides no employer is holding a job in london for an american intern for a year not unless they are damn good at what they had been doing.
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True but I think it can be waived with a no objection statement from britsh embassy can't it?
What the heck does the British Embassy have to do with a US regulation?
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What the heck does the British Embassy have to do with a US regulation?
It doesn't.
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My wife works with a few interns from the Mountbatten program. It hard to get into and costs are hugely subsidized so I'm not sure where it's expensive. Tuition is $10k but then you get free accommodation and $1k per month living.

Lots of big corporates take on interns in NYC. I've met interns from Thomson Reuters and UBS and they were having an incredible time and have a good chance at being hired whilst gaining real experience in another country. It's hard work fitting everything in (work, study and play)!

I wish I'd known about the program when I was at Uni in the UK!
Yep, met an English TR employee a couple of weeks ago at an apero (cocktail party) in Swizerland (my spouse works for TR and we're on an expat posting there). She was an intern in NYC but now works for the company in Zurich and said that the company apartment was in Newport, NJ (near Jersey City, across the Hudson River from Manhatten). She did add though that the interns didn't spend much time there as they would crash at their friend's places in NYC

My son did a Summer internship at TR in Times Square a few years ago, but was living at our house in NJ.
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What the heck does the British Embassy have to do with a US regulation?
To waive the 2 year home residence rule don't you have to get the none objection statement from british embassy in DC as part of the waiver process?

J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa: No-Objection Waiver

That is what it says here?
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