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.
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.
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.
Reaching out with some exciting news - we are proud to announce that Absolute Internship has been selected by Go Overseas as one of the Top Internship Abroad Providers of 2018 for two categories: Growth & Housing!
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!
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!