Absolute Internship students visit at the busuu offices

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This week, we had a group of students visiting our offices from Absolute Internship. Absolute Internship matches talented university students and graduates with international work experiences in cities like Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Shanghai or Singapore. The program enables participants to meet like minded ambitious, driven and international-minded students as well as influential industry experts and successful business leaders in world-class cities.

That’s a great match with what we do at busuu so we were pleased to do a tour and talk with a group of students at our London offices. As people are from all over the world and work in different work environments, they were especially interested in what it is like to work in a tech startup and in London. We also covered topics like general advice on career planning, what criteria we use when recruiting people and what working together across teams is like.

It has been a pleasure to have the guys over here and best of luck with the Absolute Internship program!

Kirsten is the Head of Education at busuu. She is from the Scottish highlands where she grew up. She studied philosophy at university in Edinburgh and then got a TEFL certificate and went to China to teach English. She has been learning languages online and creating digital learning courses around the world for 17 years and is about to start studying for an MSc in Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching at Oxford University. Outside of work she is a yoga enthusiast and a keen gardener. She also loves spending time with her two border terriers!

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