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Born in Costa Rica, but 99% Nicaraguan, I am a twenty-seven years old girl that came to Madrid nine months ago to study a Master Degree in Marketing and Commercial Management at a business school. There was always something inside my head that insisted that I had to go and study abroad, I don’t know if I would call it "a dream", but it was more of a goal. My two siblings have studied and worked in other countries, I have seen how much they have enjoyed the experience and how they have grown both in their personal and professional lives.

We've all heard the clichés about traveling and going abroad. Saint Augustine is attributed with the quote that said it best: "The world is a book and those who do not travel only read the first page". While 20ish centuries have passed since the philosopher may or may not have said this, the idea still stands. Only now, we have the means to explore the farthest points of the earth, immersing ourselves in local culture and building a resume while we are at it. If only St. Augustine knew about Absolute Internship back then.

Oh là là - we're in Paris!

Absolute has been providing life-changing experiences for 10 years now. We wanted to spread some love for our anniversary, so we’re launching a new Summer Internship Program! 

To do that, we chose a very special location for us. One of Absolute Internship's founders, Aurèlie, is originally from France and has lived in the capital in the past. Moreover, most of our staff have been to Paris and have experience and connections in the city.

I always tell students how incredible and brave they all are by getting out of their comfort zones and making the important decision of going abroad for their summer internship. Fun? They will have loads of it, but they should keep in mind the main reason they are here is to show their talent as professionals and to improve their skills, in order to develop their future careers. In fact, if we analyze carefully, the same applies to Absolute Internship Program Coordinators - in my case, at the London Summer Program.

The Barcelona Program has been a dream come true to say the least.

From the culture, food, language and customs I have learned so much over this past month. Not to mention, I’ve gotten a chance to brush up on my Spanish. On my way from the airport my first day, I couldn’t believe that this would be my home for the next month. I had pinch myself a few times to make sure it was real (but to this day it still feels like a dream). Day three in the Barcelona Program we went on a city tour of Catalunya specifically Las Ramblas and once again I was in awe. The architecture of various places in Barcelona is stunning to say the least. Not only that but the historical elements of this city are truly fascinating. From that day, I knew that I could see myself living in Barcelona in the future.

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Doing an international Internship will provide you with so many benefits, and it is a fantastic opportunity to kick-start your career, giving you the chance to make friends with students from all around the world and explore new places, try new food, embrace different cultures and network in a foreign country.  Interning abroad will make you grow personally and professionally, and it is a great way to make you stand out in an already highly competitive job market. Combine valuable work experience with the opportunity to travel and have an awesome time during your best summer yet! Our team can help you find the perfect fit for you. Apply now to talk to a member of our enrollment team and have all your questions answered!

The Unicorn Factory of the World

Known for being the most prolific tech hub in the world after Silicon Valley, Stockholm is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. Some of the most recognizable companies including Spotify, Skype, H&M, IKEA and Candy Crush call Stockholm home. It was recently named the world’s smartest IT city. Stockholm is without doubt a fantastic place to intern.

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.

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!