Absolute Internship

Program Reviews

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Davide
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience in Paris

The company was great. Had the possibility to really get the most out of this experience. Being in Paris also gave me the chance to improve french during my stay. I would suggest to do at least 2 month so as to be involved really in the company’s life. Therefore recommended! It builds your resume and leaves you enriched especially in terms of practice which sometimes is left aside in university. The process was very smooth, lots of advices about how to prepare for the interview and in general it was worth.

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Siddharth
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Life Changing experience

During my internship with Flavors of Paris, I took on various projects to enhance the company's outreach and operations. This included reaching out to partners to inform them about their inclusion in our product, collaborating on creating QR-coded cards to boost reviews and site reach, managing email marketing campaigns for subscriber engagement, assisting in invoicing with my boss Lisa, and providing hardware solutions. These experiences allowed me to develop a range of new skills that proved valuable in both the internship and my own business endeavors.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Do not Miss anything on trip otherwise you'll regret it for your lifetime
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Amelia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Two Internships

Absolute Internship paved the way for my career. I interned abroad two summers in a row, once in Paris and once in London. My second internship really opened new doors for me in my field and I was even brought to Paris to on a business trip where I was able to make life-long references. I am now working at Saint Laurent, a job I wouldn't have been hired for it it weren't for my prior jobs found through Absolute! I am forever grateful for them! I made many friends, memories, and grew into a true adult from the experiences I had.

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Molly
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An Amazingly Insightful Adventure

Visiting Seoul in June with Absolute Internship was my first experience on a university programme abroad. I was apprehensive at first as it was my first time going so far away by myself, but I must say it was well worth it. I made so many friends from all around the world, got to experience traditional work culture within a Korean company, and go on amazing trips outside of Seoul as well. As a Korean/French language student, it was good to see what prospects could await me once I have finished my degree. The workshops also helped me gain some valuable experience in improving my working portfolio on sites such as LinkedIn, so I feel ready to take on an international career should I choose to in the future. 10/10 would recommend!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I would say the first nerve-wracking moment would be actually going to work for the first time. I am very much a planning person, but not necessarily knowing what to expect threw me off a little. Those fears were completely overturned by an amazing host company; I was paired amazingly well and we were all able to bounce off each other and become very good friends!
Pros
  • Meeting amazing people from different walks of life
  • Experiencing both the traditional and modern side of South Korea
  • Beating the Mario Kart master once on our lunch break!
Cons
  • It was very far from home; those who get homesick easily need to brace themselves
  • Its not for shy people - you need to put yourself out there and help people make friends with you by being equally friendly
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Shauna
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Incroyable

The whole experience changed my life and allowed me to grow and build myself and my identity. I learned how to be independent, how to explore, and how to embrace change in a positive way. I was enlightened by the amount of different historically and culturally significant places I got to see, the dozens of museums I got to visit, and the many foods I got to try. I want to move to France now, and I’m currently looking at ways to achieve that. As someone who also deals with depression regularly, I truly felt supported by those around me, especially our program coordinator Aurore. Aurore helped me feel cared for and included. She was extremely supportive and personable, she helped me with my internship and was one of my photography models, she was an amazing friend and even helped me plan a dinner for my birthday. She went above and beyond and made my internship experience ten times greater than what I imagined it could be. She was able to give everyone the chance to explore and learn about France (where our internship program was) and she immersed us into the culture in a way that allowed us to understand what it was like to live in Paris. She knew how to cheer us up when we were feeling down.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice to future travelers is to list all the things you want to do in your chosen destination, and once you get there, invite anyone else in the program to accompany you on your adventures so that you get to experience something entirely new and you get to share the moment while doing so.
Pros
  • Creates confidence
  • Supports tons of growth
  • Enriches experience and knowledge
Cons
  • Can be confusing to navigate a destination
  • Getting your phone to work is hard
  • Can be slightly scary
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Sophie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

I had the most amazing summer because of Absolute Internship!

From the application process to our time in Lisbon, the Absolute staff was extremely helpful and supportive. One unique aspect that stood out to me about this program was how focused and personalized the internship placement process is to your career interests. The housing, trips, and program activities are extremely well-planned. Some of the things I did in Lisbon included a pastel de nata baking class, a fado show, and a Portuguese play. Our trips included going to Sintra, Porto, Cascais, and Ericeira. Lastly, my program coordinator (shout out to Marta) was beyond dedicated to showing us Portugal. My 2 months wouldn't have been the same without her!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
I tried snails and octopus for the first time in Lisbon. I loved them both!
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Andrea
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

My Experience With Absolute Internship

I participated in the 2 month long intern abroad program in Paris during the summer of 2022 and had an incredible time. I was paired with a company doing marketing, which was my preferred area of work. I learned a lot about the different work culture and gained experience that will be valuable as I start my career back home. My program coordinator, Aurore, was an incredible resource throughout! She offered me guidance as I navigated a new and big city and worked for a new employer. I am so grateful to her for her kindness and support. She truly elevated my entire experience!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice would be to take advantage of the opportunity and really explore the city fully. I loved walking around an area and seeing things that the locals do as opposed to sticking with the tourist attractions. Those are great to see too but you can observe so much more about the new culture and the way of life by exploring areas away from commercialized and touristy areas that are filled with people from America and the same as what you see back home.
Pros
  • Support is always available
  • Work experience that stands out
  • Expands your world view
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Momo
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An incredible personal and professional growth opportunity.

Interning with Absolute was an investment that I did not expect to have such a big impact on me. It was my first solo endeavor abroad, living in my own terms, and working for a company full-time. The housing staff were amazing and I was able to get to know the city via locals on full 3 hour chats at the front desk. The Absolute Internship team were incredibly helpful from the start; since our first meeting to know more of my area to my positioning in a company, the job interview and on-site, the care the team shows to you in hopes of you having a wonderful experience is immense. Working on-site with the film production company was also amazing, getting to see their processes first hand and being involved in recordings, post-production and even having lunch with the co-workers. Living in Madrid was also incredible, it’s a vibrant and safe city in which you are able to explore many great historic places, eateries and meet great people. This program also allowed me to further enrich my résumé, also being able to meet my co-workers after the program ended back in my hometown to attend a film festival and getting to meet new film directors afterwards. It’s an investment that keeps on giving, as long as you just say ‘yes’ and take the plunge.

What was your funniest moment?
On our way back from our day trip in Barcelona, me and my friends were so tired that we ended up laughing non-stop for the better part of our trip at the dumbest things ever, further enriching our friendship and creating fond memories that i still laugh at today.
Pros
  • Getting immersed in a new culture.
  • Possibility of continuing your job relationships after the program ends.
  • Personal growth and resilience.
Cons
  • Unpaid program.
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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 ):
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Nadua
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Just do it

If you have the opportunity to do an internship abroad, do it. I loved exploring the city with new friends and gaining experience in the industry at the same time. I think a summer internship was the best option for me.
The housing was incredible and in a perfect area for moving around the city. The city was safe and had a lot of things to do. The activities helped me to meet other students and make new friends. The company I worked for was good and the people were friendly and kind to me, I felt at home all the time.

What was your funniest moment?
Being with my friends and laughing about everything we were talking
Pros
  • Improve cv
  • Meet new people
  • New other cultures
Cons
  • Homesick