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When it comes to getting into the professional world, an experience abroad is key. With an international internship, you can gain practical skills and real-world experience even before you graduate, making you stand out from a massive pool of job applicants. On top of this, our programs allow you to squeeze travel and career development into the same summer!

At Absolute Internship, we want to guide you towards the program which best fits your needs. Apply now to chat with a member of our enrollment team!

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Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal, and the westernmost city in mainland Europe. With its iconic bridge, its traditional trams traversing steep streets, and its friendly people, Lisbon is commonly known as the sister city to San Francisco. Interning in the oldest city in Western Europe you can expect to encounter beautiful local architecture, an ancient heritage mixed with striking modernism and progressive thinking, and a vibrant, charismatic and welcoming atmosphere.

Whether you’re at the application stage, or already enrolled and counting down the days until your international internship begins, you'll want to make sure you’re going to get the most out of your time abroad.

This will be completely different to an internship back home. It will be a unique adventure, and it may take you a while to get used to a new lifestyle. But hey, don't worry. Follow these 7 tips, and we´re sure you'll be successful as an intern abroad.

There's a million good reasons why you should pack your stuff and move abroad at least once at some point in your life. Holidays abroad are great. But what if instead of being on vacation with your friends or family, you could experience the feeling of living somewhere new, immersing yourself in a different culture for some weeks (or even months), and making the most out of the whole adventure: on a personal, academic and professional level. Why limit yourself to the opportunities back home? Here are our top 5 reasons to live abroad at least once - from experienced travelers, to future travelers.

International internships allow you to discover a new perspective on any given field that will make your resume stand out in a massive pool of job applicants after graduating. You get to experience a totally different work culture, build international connections, and maybe even practice a new language! Why would you limit yourself to the opportunities back home?

Working in one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, such as that of Bogota, can make huge a difference to your career. It’s a great way to get your first taste of professional work experience. Whether you’re simply looking to explore an international environment, or perhaps you’re an entrepreneur with a business idea you’d like to develop in the future, Bogota is a great choice for you. Below we’ll give you a sneak peek at why should you consider Colombia as your destination of choice.

We were delighted to meet with Tobias Band, an Absolute Internship alumnus, in the glaring heat of the Barcelona sun. It was a joy to relive Toby's experiences, to laugh about memories of Shanghai, and generally catch up. So please enjoy this window into life before, during and after an Absolute Internship. A huge thanks to Toby for giving his time to us!

Coming here was a dream come true. I remember counting down the days until this opportunity was my waking reality. In the end, my expectations for myself and finally being here were different than I anticipated. I thought there would be more of a language barrier between the other interns and myself, but to my surprise, most people were from different parts of the U.S. Therefore, interacting and connecting was much more comfortable than I thought it would be. Furthermore, although there is a language barrier between the Spaniards and myself, I found that most of the people I encountered knew more English than I knew Spanish. Talk about a wake up call!

Cultural activity with Absolute Internship

After just two days of being in Hong Kong, I started to feel a strange ache in my neck. At first I thought I was jet-lagged, but after a while I realised the root of this pain was from constantly looking up at all the tall buildings in “The Most Vertical City on Earth”. There is always something new to be spotted when changing your perspective in Hong Kong. When I got the bus on my second day to work, I went on to the top deck for the first time and was instantly disorientated as the city looked so different from the lower level.

On the first day of my internship I was extremely open, yet extremely nervous. I wanted to make a good first impression. My commute from the residence took around 45 minutes. I took the metro, which I found much easier to understand than taking the bus. When I arrived at the building I would be working in, I noticed that there were many other small businesses within the same facility. I made my way to the office where my internship would take place and when I walked in it was smaller than I imagined it would be. Everyone worked in the same open-plan room. There were many other interns too. My supervisor was not yet in the office, so a woman greeted me in Spanish. I am not the greatest at understanding Spanish unless the individual speaks slowly, so I was perplexed. Luckily, I happened to be at the internship with another participant of the Absolute Internship, and she spoke great Spanish. Lauren helped me so much with finding my way around the office and making me feel comfortable. She had been there a week or two already so she was very helpful.

I landed in the airport of Madrid, and I was absolutely confused and jet lagged. Still, I was so excited to have finally arrived for my Madrid internship. I met up with the transportation that was waiting for me outside of baggage claim, and met two other students I was carpooling with to the residence. Just like me, they were also coming from America and had never been to Spain before. I was so happy that we hit it off right away. As we finally made our way out of the exit (la salida), I was completely mesmerized by the beauty, (la belleza).