Absolute Scholarship - Astra Kidani - Shanghai

From O’ahu Hawaii all the way to Shanghai, China, I could say that the idea of flying half way around the world (alone) truly frightened me. I had studied abroad in London prior to this...

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Alumni Success Story - Aneela Aziz

Absolute Internship turns the spotlight on program alumni, following them on their journey from summer interns to young professionals.   Aneela Aziz from the United Kingdom was an Absolute...

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Overcoming Culture Shock

I live in a tropical area with an excessive amount of palm trees. As my plane departed, that was the last thing I saw; The palm trees swooshing by. I knew 'that was it' and there was no going back....

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Reporting Across the World

I dream of becoming a foreign affairs reporter. I came to China to get my first glimpse at what it is like to report in a country with a different language and different press regulations. My ...

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Go For It!

If I could tell someone who was pondering upon the idea of interning in a different country and has the opportunity to do so, I’d say, go for it. It changes the way you think and view the world. It’s...

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Work AND Travel

A full time internship does not mean having to work all summer long. In fact, traveling can be done and should be done. Traveling in China was full of fun and some of my favorite experiences abroad....

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I Couldn't Skip Culture Shock

Everybody says great things about travelling. After all, it’s the chance to explore new settings, people, cultures, and well, a different part of the world. So why not?

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China Changed Me for the Better

To reflect on this experience is one of the best things I can do. Reflecting allows you to relive moments that are unique to your perspective, which allows you to recognize how much you have grown...

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Weekend Trip to Nanjing

I believe my favorite cultural activity that Absolute organized for us was the trip to Nanjing. Since we stayed in Nanjing for the weekend we were able to take advantage of the city. After a quick...

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An Enlightening and Intriguing Experience

I didn’t quite know what to expect when I arrived in Shanghai — I hadn’t been anywhere like it before. China itself seemed like such a big entity to me at the time that to conceive what I would...

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