Sweden doesn't have an official religion, but one thing's for sure, everyone in the entire nation worships the summer! When the majority of the year is as dark as it is in Scandinavia, the moment the sun arrives is a pretty big deal. People get a little crazy. To prepare you for Swedish summertime, we've collected together some of the key things you should expect. That way, you'll be ready for your internship, as well as all the magic and madness of Stockholm this summer!

Homesickness is something that can affect any of us at some stage in our lives. You may have felt it as a child during a camping trip, or whilst staying with a friend or relative for the weekend. Perhaps you experienced the blues when you moved away from home to begin your university adventure. Maybe you've never felt it at all, in which case, lend your ears to those less fortunate, homesickness can be a brutal travel partner.

Here at Absolute Internship we remain committed to providing life-changing opportunities for young, aspiring individuals. Our award-winning international internship programs give hundreds of go-getters the chance to chase their dreams every year. We understand that the costs associated with such an undertaking can prove to be a challenge for some applicants. As a result, we have created a series of scholarships with the aim of supporting the most promising participants. These are the Absolute Scholarship, Creative Scholarship and Marketing Scholarship.

Most students who have applied to do internships, whether summer or year-long, know about the struggle of internship application deadlines. What makes this worse, is having to write current grades down when you haven’t been doing so well at university. Although we know experience trumps academic achievements, grades and qualifications are still important. Whether we like to believe it or not, employers do look at our grades, especially for relevant modules before an internship, as often this is the basis for the experience you have going into your new role. Don’t worry, we have a few tips and tricks to help you boost your grades quickly before you start applying for internships.

Maybe you worry about breaking mirrors and earning yourself 7 years' bad luck. Perhaps it's crossing paths with a black cat that freaks you out. Or maybe, like me, you avoid the number 13 at all costs. These silly superstitions are nothing much to raise an eyebrow at and seem pretty run-of-the-mill to most of us. Nevertheless, all around the world, what constitutes a bad omen or a lucky charm might surprise you. This couldn't be truer than in East and Southeast Asia, where things get taken to the next level. Asian superstitions upgrade what the West might view as casual myths into culture-shaping ideologies. To help you stay topped-up with good fortune, we've put together an introduction to some of the Asian superstitions you ought to be acquainted with:

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.