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.

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!

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.