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.
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.