Primary Mailing Address
|ATTN: ||Alicia Phillips |
|Address: ||Solano 11, 3s - C |
|City / Province: ||Barcelona, Madrid, Seville |
|Postal Code || |
|Country: ||Spain |
Primary Contact Information
General Program Information
Live and experience European culture in Spain while interning and earning university credit, or simply attend the classes without taking the exams. You will have a choice of electing up to 15 credits per semester in the Faculty of Business where classes are taught in both English and Spanish, simply auditing the classes or just doing the intensive 2-week pre-internship Spanish language course followed by 2.5 months of internship. You decide.
The program which is surprisingly affordable, begins for all participants with a preparatory Spanish course, in the nation's capital, and allows you to ease your way into Spanish language immersion. Interning in a Spanish firm or humanitarian organization guarantees you will improve your Spanish on a professional level immensely in just 3 to 6 months in Seville, Barcelona or Madrid.
The cities to choose among are Seville where the university is located right in the center of the historical city, it is the most prestigious institution of study in the region of Andalucia. Seville is also one of the most fun loving cities in the world and the Sevillians are renowned for their nightlife and parties. Madrid, the nation's capital, is a vibrant international city and the center of political and economic life in Spain. Barcelona is a spectacular seaside city for culture and an international entry point with a Mediterranean flavour.
The internship is a pre-professional work experience which is unpaid, and is part-time (unless otherwise negotiated). They provide graduates, pre-graduates, and those seeking to change careers with the opportunity to gain experience in a particular career field. We will personally search for internships in in any field of study or industry. Examples of companies we have worked with recently are published on our website. You have the opportunity to improve your foreign language skills enormously on a practical professional level while trying out a new job without making a permanent commitment.
We are a program without intermediaries, organized locally by a mixed team of American and Spanish educators and career advisors. Full-coverage health insurance for all our participants is included along with airport retrieval and crash course in Spanish. A lodging placement service is available free upon request in shared apartments with Spaniards or other participants.
An internship is a way to test the waters in a variety of career fields, to gain "real-life" experience, and a way to decide on - or opt out - of a certain vocation.