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Working abroad is a life-changing opportunity, and having international experience can be the difference between you landing a future job over a competing candidate. Going overseas can be pricey, but that shouldn't stop you from chasing your dreams! Here are 5 ways to fund your international internship with Absolute Internship.

Working abroad is a life-changing opportunity, and having international experience can be the difference between you landing a future job over a competing candidate. Going overseas can be pricey, but that shouldn't stop you from chasing your dreams! Here are 5 ways to fund your international internship with Absolute Internship.

Nuria from the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg tells us about her Public Relations Internship in Singapore as one of Absolute's Intern Heroes. 

Public Relations in Singapore is a particular sector with its own working hours. While most of my Absolute Internship friends enter the office at 9 am or earlier and are done by 6 pm, I start at 10 and leave the office around 7 pm. It feels good to sleep longer especially with this hot and humid weather. This is quite different from the German schedule I'm used to that tends to begin very early in the morning to take advantage of the daylight hours. But here daylight and the cold are not important factors for Singaporeans’ life. Every day is a good day to go to the pool.

Theodore Whal from Metropolitan State University shares his experience as an intern hero in Madrid, Spain while completing an Entrepreneurship internship

After my Papa died in March, I thought it would be a good time to get away and make him proud. I chose to intern in Madrid because I felt an internship in an English-speaking country would not be challenging enough and I had some previous knowledge on different Spanish speaking countries and the language from school. As an Intern Hero, my internship was my number one priority every day before, during and after Madrid.  However, I can’t say the adventure travel mindset wasn’t hitting the priority list either; because it most definitely was.  I knew that my internship was going to shape my career and help me dive into this idea of international business, and additionally, how I see a future for myself in the field.

Nuria from the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg gives us her first impressions of Singapore while completing a Public Relations internship as one of Absolute's Intern Heroes.  5.6 million people, 5 official languages...

Nuria from the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg gives us her first impressions of Singapore while completing a Public Relations internship as one of Absolute's Intern Heroes. 

5.6 million people, 5 official languages and three major ethnic groups, all packed into an area of 719km2, a tiny country but a very big city. The first thing one notices is the striking contrast between the 30-degree temperature outdoors and the cool air inside the buildings due to air conditioning. The second thing is probably the extensive variety of street food available: Chinese, Malay, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean and Western. The third thing is the welcoming nature of Singaporeans.

Luna Terauchi from the University of Michigan shares her London summer internship experience working in Human Resources as one of Absolute's Intern Heroes. 

Choosing to intern in London was a conscious push to get myself out of my comfort zone. After years of schooling and sustaining a comfortable academic routine, I itched to explore and understand what jobs were like in the real world. Other people might have chosen to intern closer to home, but I wanted to challenge and immerse myself within a new culture and environment. The reason I chose London was because it was a foreign international business hub, but still predominantly English speaking. I wanted a cultural experience, but didn’t want the language barrier to be a difficult obstacle to have to overcome for a one month internship.

Vimbai Mufunde from the University of Essex shares her experiences from her Madrid summer internship working in the non-profit industry as one of Absolute's Intern Heroes

This internship is nothing like any other job I've had before. The atmosphere is super relaxed, calm and supportive. I've swapped an office for workshops, formal office wear for summer dresses, proper shoes for chanclas and I'm loving every moment of it.

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Planning events sounds like a dream job to most well-organized creatives. But did you know “event coordinator” was named the 5th most stressful job in 2017? Negotiating with multiple vendors, meeting aggressive deadlines and achieving client goals is no easy feat. The right education and hands-on experience can help you build the skill set (and tough skin) it takes to become an event planner. This career road map and article outline the steps to becoming successful on this career path.