Location
  • Spain
    • Valencia
Length
4 - 52 weeks
Program Tags
Cultural Immersion Internships Journalism Language Immersion Study Abroad

Program Details

Activities
City Exploring Sightseeing
Timeframe
Academic Year Fall Spring Summer Year Round
Housing
Apartment Host Family Hostel
Primary Language
Spanish
Feb 27, 2020
Feb 25, 2020

About Program

Thinking of taking a gap year? Want to make the most out of it, both personally and professionally?

At Euroace we offer unique Gap Year opportunities in Valencia, Spain where you can spend the full course with us. Gain real-world business experience, improve your Spanish skills or get involved with a local volunteer organization.

At Euroace we collaborate with multiple companies and organizations, across a range of sectors, to provide unbeatable opportunities. Including:

- Take an Internship or Volunteer placement
- Take a Spanish Language course
- Live with a host family or in a shared apartment with other students
- Partake in cultural activities
- Train / Play with a sports team

Our Gap Year programs are fully customizable; meaning you get to choose the length of your stay, the focus, the number of services and so on. We support you every step of the way and help you to build an original program, that will make your Gap Year one to remember!

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Program Highlights

  • Total immersion; at work, at home and in class, will really help you to grasp Spanish and improve your overall level
  • Choose from a diverse range of fields to find the right internship or volunteer work for you, helping to boost your credentials and skills
  • Form new friendships, create a global network and enhance future employment opportunities through this international experience
  • Experience a brand new culture, learn and grow in a new environment
  • Train with a Spanish sports team in your preferred sport, and gain valuable skills and experiences

Popular Programs

We have numerous placements with NGOs all across the Valencian region. You will be able to work with legal rights, underprivileged communities, youth populations, and even environmental conversation projects! It's an awesome addition to a Gap Year program if you truly want to help others, learn about new communities, and gain a Spanish language immersion at the same time. Our NGO partners seek to help not only local communities but international communities too.

Program Reviews

9.75 Rating
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Kristina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Language learning experience adapted to my needs

I chose to attend classes at Euroace right from the beginning of my 9 months stay in Valencia cause I've heard good things about the school. Additionally, they were the most accommodating when it came to my language level and needs to adapt the classes to my work schedule. I originally planned on attending the course only for the first few months of my time in Spain but quickly decided to continue throughout my entire stay here, because I did not only enjoy the classes but also loved the support from all the staff members. Participating in the course makes me feel more comfortable with speaking Spanish and living the Spanish lifestyle and I continue meeting great new people who experience the same thing.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would definitely try to engage in more conversations with the Valencian people to put what I've learned in class into practice.
3 people found this review helpful.
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Karolin
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Spanish Gap Year in Valencia!

I'm from Los Angeles, USA and I came to Valencia to follow my dream of studying Spanish in Spain. I chose to do an intensive language course for 12 weeks with Euroace and at the same time, live with a host family to make the most of my Spanish learning experience here!

My plan is that I would like to stay and live longer in Spain, after the end of my studies, and continue to explore the country and opportunities to teach English.

I chose Valencia for its Mediterranean climate, and the fact that it's not a huge and busy city, but still it is not too small and there is a lot going on. I love the lifestyle, with people going out until late at night, with old people holding hands and small children playing outside all day long. People are very kind and well-mannered. The only thing that I find difficult is that people smoke a lot and I am quite sensitive to cigarette smoke.

I really like living with a host family. My host mama is great, I get to know a lot about Valencia and Spain, by talking to her. She also cooks very well, so I get to know the Spanish customs and cuisine through her delicious meals. We get along well and I practise my Spanish with her, as this is our only language of communication.

My Euroace course has helped me make big progress! I started from a basic level and I can already talk in present, past and future tense after 10 weeks! I can speak the language and have made friends with some of my fellow students who do not speak English, thus it is great that we can communicate in Spanish. The teachers are great, my teacher Estefa is amazing, she manages to have a personal approach to every student, no matter what their level of Spanish, and very successfully involves all students in the group to actively participate in the class activities. We also have lots of fun and laugh a lot in the classes, it makes the learning much more enjoyable!!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Yes, I would advise them to be open-minded, integrate the most with the locals and not to compare too much with their native country. Every country is unique, do not ask too often why things are the way they are, just accept it.
5 people found this review helpful.
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Hugo
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An unbelievable experience!

When I came across Euroace, I couldn't believe that I would be presented with the opportunity to gain invaluable professional experience, along with daily Spanish lessons, and it didn't fail to live up to expectations! Having 2 hours of classes every morning keeps the language ticking, which can then be put to practise at my Marketing Internship at Villarreal CF. The international nature of the different students and internships means that you are always meeting different, interesting people throughout the experience! I also chose to live with a host family for the first four weeks of my stay, and this was a great experience! You get a more cultural/Spanish experience whilst only speaking Spanish and therefore improving day to day linguistic skills.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Get involved with all of the Euroace activities on offer!
4 people found this review helpful.
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Victoria
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship at Villarreal CF

I have completed an internship with Villarreal CF which has involved coaching a youth team in the academy and completing tasks for the International Department. This placement has been very valuable to learn more about coaching abroad in Spain and to gain experience in preparation for the future. I have had the privilege of working alongside some high standard coaches within the academy and therefore picking pick up many tips on how I can develop personally. It has also been an excellent experience having the opportunity to learn and work within such a professional setup within an elite club. In terms of my role within the International Department, I have had the opportunity to complete tasks which I haven’t had any previous experience in, and therefore this allowed me to learn new skills which I will be able to use later in life.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
To take every opportunity thrown at you. The harder you work and more you put into it the more you get out of the program and benefit.
4 people found this review helpful.

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