Location
  • Japan
    • Tokyo

Program Details

Timeframe
Summer
Housing
Apartment
Weekly Hours
40

Pricing

Starting Price
5885
Price Details
$5,885 (4 weeks)
$8,562 (8 weeks)
$11,775 (12 weeks)
What's Included
Accommodation Activities SIM cards Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Meals Travel Insurance
Jun 17, 2024
Apr 08, 2024
19 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Our award-winning program gives students the opportunity to spend the summer developing their professional skills on a full-time internship in Tokyo. Live and work in this unique city and build unique experience that will help you stand out in an increasingly competitive job market.

Work within your industry of choice with over 30 fields to choose from, including Entrepreneurship, IT, Business, Green Technology and Marketing/PR. Absolute Internship organises company visits, career development workshops as well as cultural activities, day trips and weekend excursions to help you gain valuable industry insights and explore Japan.

This program includes high-quality central housing, visa support cultural activities, group dinners, trips and 24/7 on-site support from our Program Coordinator.

Absolute Internship has been featured in the New York Times, BBC News, Bloomberg, and Forbes Magazine. We have placed 4000+ interns at 800+ companies worldwide.

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Program Highlights

  • Take the next step along your career path with a world-class internship in your industry of choice.
  • Gain professional skills through career speaker events, company visits and career workshops.
  • Build unique experience that will help you stand out in a rapidly expanding job market.
  • Discover Tokyo on after-work activities and explore Japan on day and weekend trips.
  • Live in a multicultural environment with fellow Absolute Interns from across the globe. Enjoy 24/7 onsite support from your Absolute Internship Coordinator.

Program Reviews

4.43 Rating
based on 7 reviews
  • 5 rating 85.71%
  • 4 rating 0%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 14.29%
  • Growth 4.3
  • Support 4.15
  • Fun 4.45
  • Housing 4.6
  • Safety 4.85
Showing 1 - 7 of 7 reviews
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Samantha
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience!!!

My internship in Tokyo was an amazing opportunity. I got to experience so many things that I wouldn't have been able to if I had just visited on my own, and I got to experience them with a group of people from all over the world! My program activities were much more in depth than I could have ever imagined (we even stayed at a fancy hotel with a spa, all included in the price)! I was so impressed by the housing as well, and it felt like an apartment for the summer with everyone in the program. My internship itself was a great experience, and they even hired me on to work as a paid intern remotely for the year. It was a bit tough finding one that worked out for my preferences in the beginning, but the Absolute staff was very accommodating and got me the in-person position that I was wanting. I highly recommend, Japan was incredible!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
It was pretty scary to navigate the train system by myself for the first time, but we had gone once as a group before and I was able to figure it out from there. It also helps that I became proficient in Japanese before going, but plenty of people in the group weren't fluent and still did fine!
Pros
  • New food
  • Group activities
  • Great resume builder
Cons
  • Being away from family
  • A bit hard to get financial aid
  • My program came to an end eventually ):
17 people found this review helpful.
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Sabrina
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Lovely experience

I had the best time in Japan with Absolute Intership. I spent two months in Tokyo and interned in a marketing consulting firm that Absolute Intership found for me.
They did a wonderful job at matching me to the company. I had the opportunity to grow professionally with amazing co-workers.
Moreover, the team took care of everything, from accomodation and intership placement to cultural events and weekend trips, as well as practical needs such as sim card and transportation card.
What made the experience so special was not only the opportunity to experience the Japanese culture and work environment but also meet people from all over the world. 100% would recommend this experience to students who are want to build their resumes and are eager to travel.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would stay longer
22 people found this review helpful.
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Emanuele
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best experience of my life

Absolutely perfect below all the aspects. This experience was useful to me in order to enrich my cv with an activity abroad in a different continent, that result a big jolly to find a new intern now in my homecountry. Moreover I knew fantastic people from every part of the world, with which I mantain contact nowadays.
You will absolutely fall in love with Japan and with this internship program, spacing from contemporaneous hub-cities to beautiful and breathtaking panoramas.
Absolute internship is the answer!

24 people found this review helpful.
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Alex
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

My time in Japan

Overall, my experience in Japan was one I will never forget. The people, environment, and job experience I gained are all aspects that went beyond my expectations. The staff was very kind and supportive, and my fellow interns were also great and I still keep in touch with them to this day. Lastly, the job experience I had allowed me to easily land an internship for my Junior year summer at a major firm in my industry. The program was a great way to experience the country and I would recommend it.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
If I could change one aspect of my time in Japan, I would go out on more solo trips. There were days when my peers would be busy with work and I had free time but chose to stay in rather than go explore out of fear of going somewhere unknown alone. Looking back, those days seemed wasted as I had the opportunity to go explore more places beyond the area where my hotel was located and find something unexpected.
Pros
  • People: Both the staff and other interns were great
  • Environment: Tokyo is a great city with so much to explore
  • Food: Every bite was amazing
Cons
  • Weather: towards the later half of the internship it got very humid and I did not prepare for it
21 people found this review helpful.
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Nicolas
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Awesome growing experience

I had a fantastic time working an internship in Japan. The program I was a part of helped me not only grow professionally but more importantly personally and culturally. I had never been to Asia before but with the help from the program and activities they planned, I felt comfortable broadening my horizons and trying new things! Because of this program, I would most definitely go back to Japan and take friends and family with me to show them around. I cannot recommend this program enough and urge anyone interested to push themselves to partake in it!

Pros
  • Cultural activities
  • Help get you acclimated
  • Very friendly and always there to help
57 people found this review helpful.
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Matthew
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Absolute Internship Japan

Overall good experience. Learned a lot and experienced a lot. Very unique experience going around japan on my own and seeing a different part of the world.

Met a lot of cool people here in Japan such as my coworkers and my manager and boss.

Learned a lot about Japanese business law including taxes and international trade. Worked on international documents for the company I worked at as well.

Ate a lot of really good food from several different places. Also drank a lot because I'm not 21 yet.

Pros
  • Learned a lot
  • Experienced a lot
  • Ate a lot
52 people found this review helpful.
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Mene
1/5
No, I don't recommend this program

Honest Review Absolute Internship

I'm doing an internship in Tokyo this year in Graphic Design and I can say with 110% surety that this is a total waste of money.

AI physically lied on there marketing about what is included and what is not, to name a few: breakfast, laundry etc. They also catch you by saying that transport and data being included and once you arrive they mention that it is only included for the first month.

They have no communication between co-workers and we were left stranded for the company visits because program coordinators are incapable of answering their phones.

Also, note that when a time and place is arranged for a meet-up they will leave without you and not communicate where they're going so you'll be stranded at night with nowhere to go. Without providing you with a top-up as promised

When I requested a refund I was told that to receive a refund YOU SHOULD APPLY FOR ONE 12 WEEKS BEFORE THE PROGRAM STARTS. Oh yes, they literally take your money and give you a slap-dash to pacify you.

In terms of work, they promise a life-changing event: this is not the case. They just pair you with anyone that DOES NOT match your CV.

I can list a million other things that they false advertise. Like once you complain they send you a policy saying that they cannot be held responsible for any information on their website!

Just don't do it, it's a total waste of money and absolute basically steal your money and they don't care if your happy or not.

When I complained about the level of service and the product not being as advertised I was responded with a "thank you for your feedback". The program is a total scam!! It's not a coincidence that you can't find any bad reviews. They blocked my roommate from all social because of her reviews. They also deleted all her negative reviews.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Request your refund now! You'll be wasting a ton of money and time and it's really not worth it. The product advertised is not the one you'll receive.
135 people found this review helpful.
Response from Absolute Internship

Dear Mene,
First of all let us apologise for not being able to live up to your
expectations. We can assure you, our main goal as a company is to ensure that students are developing professional and personal skills via our programs. It is incredibly saddening to hear your feedback that you feel let down despite our efforts to resolve your concerns.

As we previously responded to your concern in detail, we want to emphasize that we arranged phone calls with you to ensure we fully understand your concerns, we talked to you in person on location and communicated with you via email as well. We certainly took on some of your concerns that we need to improve and we are glad to advise you that internal changes are taking place to make sure there is no misunderstanding regarding what's included in the housing and how we provide SIM cards.
We apologise if it wasn't clear that we supply our students with a local SIM card when they arrive to our program and on top of that we also add data and minutes for them for the first 30 days to start them off.

To address the reviews, we are actually not allowed and able to delete reviews to our liking, as the review platforms do not allow it.
We were sorry to find out that you decided to leave our program and student housing without informing us. It was reassuring to know that you carried on with your internship placement and we truly hope that you gained plenty of useful skills that will enhance your employability. As unfortunately we couldn't receive more updates from you regarding your situation we honestly hope that you are taking away positive experiences
as well. We can only hope that you will see this experience in a different light and that your experience was not influenced by any negative attitude from another student in the program.

Again, let us apologise to you that you didn't have the experience you hoped for and we would like think that spending a few weeks abroad has helped you broaden your network and gave you invaluable life skills.

We wish you all the best with your future Mene.
Best regards,
The Absolute Internship team

Questions & Answers

Hi Asha! Currently, Absolute Internships does not offer culinary internships. They do offer hospitality and tourism internships though, which may be a feasible alternative.