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.
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.
IanAge: 19-24MaleBoston, MassachusettsNortheastern UniversityTranslation Internship in Madrid12/23/2015How could this program be improved?
Some events for people in the Adelante program. The Eureka school and the company that did my housing both did events, which were a great way to meet a lot of people from different places, but I would've loved to meet other Adelante students! I was put in contact with another student at the beginning of my stay, but her program finished a couple weeks after that. There is a Facebook group, but it's not the most active. I think if Adelante put together a meet-up or something similar more people would get together, instead of having to plan something themselves.
ThomasAge: 19-24MaleNorwalk, CTDrew UniversityBetter Than I Had Hoped12/18/2015How could this program be improved?
The only advice I can give is to provide food shopping advice for when people first arrive. For people new to spanish and barcelona, it can be hard and costly trying to food shop at first without knowing the best places to go nearby the apartment. Just some tips as to the best ones nearest each apartment would work.
RachelAge: 25-30FemaleOaxacaUniversity of TorontoOaxaca Review12/17/2015How could this program be improved?
Allow intern to choose internship. But then again, it's just as fun seeing what you end up getting. Also wish school lasted longer than 2 weeks or at least had an option for a longer period.
JasmineAge: 19-24FemaleDetroit, MichiganWayne State UniversityMy experience in Sevilla12/16/2015How could this program be improved?
I loved everything about my program!!!!!