Exploring different cultures is one of the most rewarding things anyone can do. Travelling to another country, though, can throw any number of cultural tripwires at you. We've put together a shortlist of the more curious contrasts between Eastern and Western work environments. We hope that it will help you navigate some corporate cultural differences you're likely to experience during your internship abroad.

A new year is a fresh start, and what better way to get off on the right foot than by taking the first steps along your career path? Securing a summer internship abroad is Step 1, but from the day you set foot in the office it will be up to you to make the most of your experience by being the best intern possible. Here are 10 New Year's Resolutions for an Absolutely Amazing Internship!

Completing an international internship can do more than just help you stand out in an increasingly competitive job market. The added experience of exploring different cultures and meeting people from all over the world is an irreplaceable part of the process. Nevertheless, even before your travels begin, raising the costs associated with your international internship can be a worthwhile adventure in and of themselves. Drumming up the funds shouldn't keep you from a life-changing trip, so we've penned our top tips for meeting the bottom line!

Alexander from Virginia Tech shares his experience working in finance, actuarial and operations management while interning in London with Absolute Internship. 

Back in my senior year of high school, I took a trip to the UK with my class, and it turned out to be one of the greatest experiences of my life. I have wanted to go back ever since. Imagine my excitement when I saw an opportunity to work in London as an intern! The opportunity came about through Absolute Internship, a program that brings together students from various nations to work in major cities across the globe.

We interviewed Chloë, who completed a London Finance Internship on the Absolute Summer 2017 program. After her successful internship, she was offered a remote part-time position as she continues pursuing her studies in Business and French at Western University, Canada.

Why did you decide to do an internship abroad? How did you choose London?
I decided to do an internship after my first year because I was looking for relevant experience in my field and I knew I needed to work over the summer but I also wanted to travel. The Absolute Internship program was an awesome hybrid. I had thought about Madrid but decided on London because I had been there before and loved it. It is easy to travel and you can speak English so there is less of a culture shock. I love the culture of the city and the fact that it has one of the largest finance industries.

Writing an impressive resume or CV is step one to landing your dream job. since this is the first impression potential employers will get of you. CV stands for curriculum vitae, meaning "course of life," and reflects the purpose of the document: to summarize your achievements and qualifications for a job opportunity. But how do you condense your academic and professional life onto a single page? Here's how to write an absolutely amazing CV.