Location
  • Spain
    • Madrid
Length
4 to 52 weeks

Program Details

Compensation
Non-Monetary Benefits
Timeframe
Fall J-Term Maymester Spring Summer Winter Year Round
Housing
Apartment
Language
English
Weekly Hours
20
Age Min.
18

Pricing

Starting Price
3075
Price Details
This Adelante program includes a volunteer or internship placement in your sector of interest, airport pick up, housing in a private room in a shared apartment, 2 weeks of intensive Spanish classes, and 24/7 access to your local Program Director.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Meals
Mar 02, 2022
May 19, 2022
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About Program

Madrid is the most developed international program in Adelante's arsenal of programs with over 250+ participating companies. Who stands to gain the most out of that? YOU.

Take advantage of a professional internship program that provides a solid work, cultural, & life experience. A wide array of internship fields are offered to meet your needs and accelerate your professional development. In addition, you'll receive two weeks of intensive Spanish language classes included in our program to help sharpen your language skills and prepare you for your internship!

If you can't find your field below, do not fret! Visit Adelante's site for a complete list of internship fields. We can seek out new companies and create a customized program for you.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity and set your sights on interning in Madrid!

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Program Highlights

  • Flexibility: Our programs start the 1st Monday of every month with year round start dates. Choose to intern anywhere from 1-6 months.
  • Centralized Housing: You'll have your own private room in a shared apartment close to shopping, public transportation, and nightlife.
  • Tailored Internship: Gain solid international career experience by interning in a locally owned Spanish company or an international corporation with offices in Madrid's cultural and economic hub!
  • Local Staff: Our programs are meant for the independent traveler and are not group-focused. Our on-site staff in Madrid and the US are available throughout your program, and you can truly immerse yourself in the culture however you wish.
  • Economical Pricing: We are budget friendly! Do your research; nearly all other programs are at least DOUBLE the price. Not to mention, housing is included in our program price. You'll have your own private room in a shared apartment.

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Program Reviews

8.91 Rating
based on 70 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 75.71%
  • 7-8 rating 21.43%
  • 5-6 rating 0%
  • 3-4 rating 1.43%
  • 1-2 rating 1.43%
  • Growth 8.5
  • Support 8.6
  • Fun 8.7
  • Housing 8.6
  • Safety 9.5
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Mia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Living in Madrid

I came to live in Madrid for 3 months. I did an internship that involved teaching Spanish children English, which was very rewarding as I knew that what I was doing was benefitting these children. I have made friends with people from around the world, greatly improved my Spanish and have seen so many amazing things in Spain. During my time in Spain, I also travelled to different cities such as Segovia, Barcelona and Toledo. I highly recommend visiting other cities during your time in Spain. Living in Spain has given me invaluable life skills as I was living on my own for the first time, meaning I had to cook, clean and food-shop for myself. Coming to live in Spain for 3 months was the best decision I have ever made, and it has been an unforgettable life experience!

Pros
  • Living in and experiencing a new culture
  • Making new friends from around the world
  • I have greatly improved my Spanish
Cons
  • It has to end!
3 people found this review helpful.
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Morgan
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Two Months in Madrid!

My time abroad was such a great experience! I was really happy with my psychology internship placement where I learned a lot! I was able to work with some of the top Psychiatrists and Psychologists in Madrid. With my placement, I was also able to travel to a lot of other places in Europe. My housing placement was perfect as it was right in the center of Madrid. The lifestyle and nightlife in Madrid were super fun, I could not recommend and city and country to study abroad more! I only wish I was able to spend more time abroad, everything was perfect!

Pros
  • Housing Placement
  • Internship Placement
  • Lifestyle
7 people found this review helpful.
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lauren
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing opportunity!

This was the best experience in the entire world! The staff at adelante and the staff here in Madrid have been so amazing throughout my entire 6 months in Spain. Adelante had stayed in touch and continually checked in on how I was doing. And the best part, the help from the connections in Madrid have been what has made this experience so amazing. From the language school to the AMAZING internship placement, I could not say any bigger thanks to Angel and everyone else here in Madrid.I am very thankful for this opportunity and think that everyone who is considering it should go for it!

9 people found this review helpful.
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Asia
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible Program!

Adelante provided me an incredible experience. This past summer I went to Madrid for the months June and July. It was my first time in Europe so naturally I was nervous, but the staff helped with all my questions and concerns. I had a ride when I got to the airport. They set me up with a beautiful apartment was in the city with a view and right next to the metro station. I absolutely loved the Spanish Class at Eureka. Ángel is literally and angel! He helped me so much and made my transition to Madrid to smooth! I learned so much from my internship and I got to meet so many amazing people from all over the world. Highly recommend!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone! When visiting a new country, immerse yourself into the culture! Try the foods, learn the history, go site seeing, and learn the language!
23 people found this review helpful.
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Aisha
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

didn't want to leave

This experience proves that even if you are an experienced professional, there is ALWAYS something new you can learn in life. My thanks to IberEnglish, my manager was incredible, their environment is wonderful, I felt comfortable, supported and safe there. Help was always there for me, both by Adelante and Eureka, whenever I needed it. The people in Spain are so warm, so kind and so generous. Truly, I know for a fact that I can be very happy living in Madrid, which is why I would love to come back. I need to work o my Spanish! Overall, a wonderful experience, especially with so much uncertainty due to COVID, going to Spain was the best decision I ever made.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
For me, the most surprising thing I did was horse back riding in the mountains of Madrid!! I am not an experienced rider, but due to the fantastic host of the horse ranch, I got to experience riding a horse in the mountains! The views were exceptional!
23 people found this review helpful.
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Emily
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

5 Months in Madrid

This was a great experience for me. Adelante made things fairly straightforward when it came to applying to the program and getting set up with an internship in Madrid. The staff at Eureka Academia de Español was also wonderful and helped a lot in my time abroad. I thought the language classes there were extremely helpful. There was a learning curve with the internship, both for me and my employer, because they had never had an intern before. So, it took a few weeks to really figure out my role in the company. But, in about a month, I really felt like I was fitting in at Amapola Biocosmetics and was contributing to the company. My Spanish improved a ton in the 5 months I was there. I loved that there was always something to do in Madrid. There was always a new museum, bar, restaurant, cafe, club, or street to see. I met good friends in and out of the program. I loved my little apartment, which was right in the center of the city, so it made it easy to get everywhere. And I was able to travel around Spain as well on the weekends. I even made it to Morocco one weekend! A wonderful opportunity, and one that I will not forget anytime soon. I was lucky that I was able to complete my program before Coronavirus shut everything down!

What would you improve about this program?
I only had one issue with this program right at the beginning. It took a long time to find out where my internship would be. Finally, Adelante gave me the name of the company I would be with; however, the company had not actually confirmed if I would be able to intern there. Then, because it turned out the company had moved, I was placed with a different company. I realize this was out of the control of Adelante, but I do wish I had been kept more informed all the way through the process and been told why it was taking so long to place me. In the end, it worked out great, but in the week leading up to leaving, I was left feeling nervous that I wouldn't be placed!
36 people found this review helpful.
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Madhu
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Adelante Helped Me Grow!

Adelante provided me with the resources to grow both personally and learn more about my field in a different country. Adelante staff prior to departure were quite helpful and answered all my questions as best as possible. Unfortunately, they only gave me information about my internship about two weeks prior to leaving and I would have preferred if they had more information earlier on to ease my mind. However, throughout my time in Spain, the staff in the US regularly checked in with me via email and sent me resources to better my transition. The two week course at Eureka was great and very laid-back; the teachers are fun and helpful and all of them actually want to teach, so it is a great way to review your Spanish before working. As a pharmacy student, I was given a position at one of the many farmacias in Spain and helped patients find the best medication for their illness, rang out patients, processed orders, and completed paperwork for the pharmacy. While the work got repetitive, I still learned a lot (especially about the Spanish healthcare system) because my coworkers were kind, interested in helping me improve and learn as a student, and explained anything I did not understand. I would suggest this program for those who are at least at a low intermediate level of Spanish because I was spoken to only in Spanish at my position and I know many positions at Adelante that are very similar. While there were no issues to report at my job, I would have felt comfortable reaching out to any of the Adelante staff if I did have any problems because they made it clear that they were there to help me. Adelante does a great job with housing because of its location in the center of Madrid and because they find a solution to problems or maintenance issues relatively quickly, especially if you physically speak to Angel who is the director of the Eureka language school.

What would you improve about this program?
I do wish the program was more hands-on about helping Adelante students living in the same city meet each other. While I did make many friends in Madrid mostly because I went out of my way to do so or got lucky with some of my roommates, I know that there were other Adelante students living in the city who I didn't have a chance to meet because we weren't in the same language class or apartment. I would suggest Adelante to maybe host an orientation upon arrival, a monthly potluck, or a monthly dinner to help foster friendships.
33 people found this review helpful.
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Alicja
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An honest review of the pros and cons of interning with Adelante

I spent 2 months in Madrid working in a LGBT public health office. My experience living in this beautiful city was phenomenal being that I was immersed in Spanish culture. The nightlife is amazing, as you'd imagine, and I made great friends both inside and outside the program. We loved visiting other Spanish cities as well as Portugal whenever we got the chance. I really enjoyed my time at the Spanish school as everyone was extremely supportive and I learned a lot in a short period of time. All my coworkers were also lovely and helped me improve my Spanish skills throughout my time there. I do feel that it is important to mention though that you should take the Spanish language skill required by adelante seriously. Some internships do require a higher level of speaking and if you are dishonest with adelante about your ability there isn't much they can do to help if your boss becomes dissatisfied. Additionally, I will say that my expectations were not fully met on the adelante side. My original desire was to work in a hospital or clinic and although the backup plan of public health was established over the phone and I agreed to it, I got the sense that the Plan B discussed became the default for myself and the other interns I spoke to. I believe I only met 2 interns that were fully satisfied with their work placement and received their Plan A. However, in this situation I believe you get what you pay for being that adelante is securing an internship for you even if its not ideal. To me and many of the others this didn't end up being a big issue as we grew to like our placements, but if youre passionate about working in one specific area to really build your resume, adelante may not be the right fit.
Conclusion: Adelante provided me with the opportunity to live and work in Madrid which was most definitely one of the best experiences of my life. I feel as if the internship placement could have been better, but being the most affordable program I found, I'm far from dissatisfied.

32 people found this review helpful.

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