What were you doing in 1999? That is when Adelante Abroad sent its first candidate to Madrid, Spain, to do an International Internship Program there. She participated in a 6 month program, in a graphic design internship with a mid-sized company and lived, at first, on her own in a great little downtown apartment. By the following month we sent over two more candidates and have never looked back.
Internship, Semester & Summer Study, Teach and Volunteer Abroad programs define our menu of offerings and expertise now. Yes, you have your own room in a central, shared apartment, but meals are typically not included because we want you to grocery shop in your new country. Yes, we have staff on site full time but do they call you every day to check in? Nope. They are there if you need them but are trained to give you space to bump into things, make mistakes and finally find, on your own, how you fit in to your new country & home.
MelissaAge: 19-24FemaleAtlanta, Georgia2 months in Madrid04/16/2016Response from AdelanteMelissa, Thanks so much for the great review! We are extremely happy you were able to maximize your experience in your internship setting. Best of luck to you in your future endeavors, especially if you decide to pursue a career in the medical field! - Adelante
KelseyAge: 19-24FemaleBoston, MassachusettsNortheastern UniversityPharmacy Internship04/13/2016Response from AdelanteKelsey, Thanks for the awesome review! It sounds like you had a fantastic experience in every aspect, we are so glad to hear that. Although there were minor challenges, you were able to work through them no problem. We hope you do end up in Madrid in the future, best of luck to you in your career! - Adelante
ChrisAge: 19-24MaleHamilton, OntarioAwesome04/11/2016Response from AdelanteHi Christopher, Thanks so much for the great review. We are glad you had a fantastic experience overall. Thanks for recognizing that we do all that we can to ensure you are getting the best experience possible. Best of luck to you in the future! - Adelante
LeahAge: 19-24FemaleStanford, CAStanford UniversityHighly Recommended03/27/2016How could this program be improved?
Make sure the internships are more hands-on. It would also be helpful if the intern supervisor was able to explain more things in English, because sometimes it is more difficult to understand technical terms in Spanish.
CodyAge: 19-24MaleSeymour, WIUniversity of Wisconsin- MilwaukeeMarketing Internship experience in Barcelona01/24/2016How could this program be improved?
Include some excursions on weekends. A lot of the study abroad programs did those and I heard the students talk about them, looked like fun.
Also, double check the MOU's when they are sent out so no misunderstandings happen.