Location
  • Spain
    • Barcelona
Length
4 weeks
Payment plans
Health & Safety

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, 2 weeks of intensive Spanish classes, and 24/7 access to your local Program Director.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Wifi
Oct 25, 2023
Jul 01, 2024
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About Program

For over 20 years, Adelante Abroad has provided affordable International Internship Programs in Barcelona. Barcelona is the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea and the capital of Catalonia that serves as a tourist, cultural, and economic hot spot while heavily influencing the region’s commerce, entertainment, education, fashion, science, and media. Today, Barcelona remains one of our most popular programs.

Choose to intern in a wide range of fields with an internship placement geared towards boosting your professional development. Internships range from Spanish-owned companies to international corporations. Adelante helps tailor a program best suited for your career goals. With airport pick-up, Spanish language classes, and an internship placement in your sector, our program provides a cultural experience of a lifetime! You'll walk away with improved Spanish language skills, international work experience to add to your resume, and a cultural experience of a lifetime.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

At Adelante Abroad, we take pride in fostering a diverse and inclusive community for aspiring students seeking international internships and study abroad experiences. We are committed to providing equality and opportunity, as we firmly believe that every individual, regardless of their background, deserves the chance to embark on a transformative journey. Through our specialized biopic program, we actively encourage and support students from all walks of life to participate without discrimination. We understand the importance of nurturing emerging talents, and our program stands as a testament to our dedication to providing an enriching, empowering, and unbiased platform for students to thrive and make their mark on the global stage.

LGBTQIA+ Support

At Adelante Abroad, we are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive space for all students, including those who identify as LGBTQIA+. We wholeheartedly encourage and support LGBTQIA+ students to participate without fear of discrimination. We recognize the unique challenges that LGBTQIA+ individuals may face, and we are determined to provide a safe and empowering environment for them to embark on their international internship and study abroad journeys. With a focus on celebrating individuality and fostering growth, our program stands as a beacon of acceptance, ensuring that all students can thrive, learn, and contribute meaningfully to the global community.

Accessibility Support

Adelante Abroad is committed to offering comprehensive accessibility support for participants with physical disabilities and/or chroni conditions. While our foremost goal is to provide optimal conditions for all participants, there may be instances where certain program country locations pose challenges to full accessibility. Despite these limitations, we continually strive to ensure that all individuals can benefit from our programs to the best of our abilities.

Impact

Sustainability

At Adelante Abroad, we are driven by a vision of sustainability that goes beyond mere neutrality. Our commitment is to create programs and business practices that generate a net positive impact on the world. By striving to tip the scales towards positive outcomes, we seek to ensure that any potential negative effects are outweighed by the overall benefit we bring to the individuals, communities, and environments we engage with, aligning our efforts to leave a lasting, positive legacy.

Ethical Impact

At Adelante Abroad, our ethical impact programming is thoughtfully designed to harmonize student experiences with the well-being of our host communities and the environment. We meticulously assess the social and environmental implications of our programs, ensuring a balanced approach that maximizes positive outcomes for both our students and the communities they engage with. By fostering meaningful connections, minimizing environmental footprints, and prioritizing sustainable practices, we aim to create lasting benefits for host communities, safeguard our planet's resources, and preserve the integrity of the experiences we offer for generations to come.

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: Contracted, customized internship abroad within your sector using only screened companies.
  • Local Staff: Our local Program Director is available 24/7 for emergency support.
  • Economical Pricing: We are budget friendly! With some research you will find that our prices can't be beat!

Program Reviews

4.41 Rating
based on 39 reviews
  • 5 rating 58.97%
  • 4 rating 30.77%
  • 3 rating 2.56%
  • 2 rating 7.69%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Growth 4.1
  • Support 4.05
  • Fun 4.35
  • Housing 4.15
  • Safety 4.75
Showing 1 - 8 of 39 reviews
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Sophia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship in Barcelona

I had an incredible experience with Adelante Abroad in Barcelona. The team gave me lots of support leading up to my departure. They had someone come pick me up from the airport and take me to my accommodation which was in a very central, safe area! The Spanish school was great and I made lots of friends. My internship itself was better than I could have ever asked for. The office was incredible and I loved the team I worked with. I met people that will become lifelong friends and truly had the experience of a lifetime. Barcelona has become a second home to me and I could not be more grateful for my time there! 10/10 experience and highly recommend.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Make sure to put yourself out there! You will have the best experience if you are willing to get outside your comfort zone, meet new people, say yes to plans and also don't be afraid to go out and explore alone.
Pros
  • Meet new people
  • Experience a different culture & practice another language
  • Boost your resume
1 person found this review helpful.
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Yosajandy
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

I had a wonderful experience!

My internship did not correlate with my actual career. I am pursuing Medicine, but interned in an Art Gallery. I have always had a passion for art. I had a couple of jobs here and there for art, but nothing serious. I chose, alongside the help of Adelante Staff, to intern in Art to broaden my resume. To also get a chance to do what I love before fully pursuing my medical career. I had a wonderful time. I met some of the best people, both in the language school and my placement. I would recommend Adelante Abroad. Broaden your knowledge and enjoy life!

What was your funniest moment?
My funniest moments, were always when I went out with my coworkers or friends. We always would laugh our heads off watching each other dance like crazy.
Pros
  • Gain overall knowledge
  • Make new connections
  • Buil resume
Cons
  • Weather may surprise you
  • Can miss family and friends depending on length of stay
  • Can be a little lonely if solo traveling
14 people found this review helpful.
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Rolene
2/5
No, I don't recommend this program

Did not gain any experience!

I did a language assistant internship in Barcelona and hardly gained any valuable teaching experience at all. I thought I would be learning how to plan and organise lessons and help out more during class with the kids. Thinking this would lead to teaching English in the future. This was not the case at all. Especially for the price I paid, I would not recommended this to anyone wanting to learn more / gain experience in a language school. The social media was not helpful either. Hardly any recent people posting or communicating there. It wasn’t a community.

26 people found this review helpful.
Response from Adelante Abroad

Dear Rolene, we received notification of your review below and were surprised for two main reasons: 1) your program ended 7 months ago and 2) we sent you checking-in emails regularly during your Program, and to each, your responses were incredibly positive (including happy face emojis!) So, I am going to respond here to your apparent dissatisfaction which we are just now learning about: you participated in a short, 6 – week summer internship with us last year and your Spanish level was Beginner / no Spanish. You wanted to do a Fashion internship or Marketing which, per our website and what we communicated to you, is not possible without at least some Spanish. Since you really wanted to get abroad, you opted to do the only option available for our Beginner speakers, which is Teaching English. We were VERY clear that you would not be in a school setting with children, as we not do any kind of deep background check on our candidates, rather you would be working at a private language institute mostly with adults, teaching them English. We offered to also try and include some Marketing duties as that was one of your original internship sector requests, which was an extra effort on our part and to which, again, you responded positively the various times we checked in with you about that. Everything you signed up for and paid for, you received with us in Barcelona, plus some add-ons, and all in a timely and professional manner. Our experiential programs abroad are some of the most economical which is possible to see in a few minutes of comparing programs and why candidates sign up with us. Again, this review does come as a shock to us given all the positive communication you gave us during your time abroad.

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Jillian
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Barcelona, Spain Physical Therapy Internship

I was placed in Barcelona, Spain for an internship in Physical Therapy for three months (Feb - Apr). I was hoping for a clinical placement, much like a typical Physical Therapy clinic in the US. However, I was placed with a Soccer team and was doing stuff that is more similar to what an Athletic trainer would do in the US. Despite not getting the placement that I wanted, the Spanish classes that I took at Kingsbrook were extremely well done and my host family was exceptional. I would recommend!

Pros
  • Friendly and helpful staff
  • Excellent host family, friends, and people I met
  • Improved Spanish speaking ability
Cons
  • Poor placement within Physical Therapy
  • A bit disorganized upon my arrival; I stayed with a different host family my first three days.
42 people found this review helpful.
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Anneka
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

International Teaching Assistant

I loved this internship & the program was amazing for the price. Although, I did have 1 big issue with the program. I was never told that housing could be co-ed. When I was informed on who my roommates would be, I was told it was 2 females. When arriving there was a male living there and the program coordinator told me there was nothing he could do and that I should’ve asked for female only living, when I never knew that was something I would have to clarify. Besides this I loved Barcelona & my internship placement

Pros
  • Increasing Cultural Competence
  • Improving Spanish
  • Resume Builder
Cons
  • Adjusting to life abroad
  • Housing issues
  • Locals disliking foreigners
49 people found this review helpful.
Response from Adelante Abroad

Hi Anneka, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a Review and we are ever happy that you loved our long-running Intern in Barcelona program! Our housing, in all cities worldwide, is always, default, going to be co-ed. Primarily because our Programs begin the first Monday of every month, so even if for one month a housing may be one gender, by the following month it could easily be co-ed as new participants arrive each month / each new start date. If a candidate wants only one gender that does need to be requested and we do our best to accommodate. When you and your friend, another Adelante candidate, arrived into your apartment and understood it was co-ed, it would have been good to hear from you that you wanted to change housing! Even with an intense housing shortage in Barcelona right now, we could have tried to move you both. Many apologies for the mis- understanding! Good luck in ALL future endeavors, with your new, upgraded resume, solid Spanish speaking skills and life-long Barcelona memories:) Team Adelante

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Alesia
3/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A Unique Experience

I traveled from Canada all the way to Barcelona to do a 3 month social media internship and this was definitely something I will never forget. I've made a lot of memories, mostly good, some tough. My internship placement was exactly what I was hoping for, but unfortunately, there was a lot of disorganization within the spanish supervisor team as I had to move accommodations 3 times with little notice.
My work also allowed me 3 days to travel so during my internship, I got to visit 3 different countries and the plane tickets and train rides are extremely cheap!
But overall, i would do it again in a heartbeat, minus the bad accommodation ;)

Pros
  • Everything is closeby
  • Internship placement was what I was expecting
Cons
  • Staff disorganization
  • Can be very stressful if you can't adjust to new environments easily
50 people found this review helpful.
Response from Adelante Abroad

Hola Alesia and thank you again for taking the time to Review your Intern Abroad program with us. I am so pleased that you loved the program. I apologize for the housing changes! We know one of them was to live with a friend of yours for a bit, and one was our fault. The housing situation in Barcelona, specifically this year, and definitely this summer, has been incredibly turbulent. Pricing for accommodations is up over 200% in many student and long term rentals and we strive NOT to raise our prices based on what we hope is temporary. This commitment has lead to several last minute housing changes as owners vying for higher rents are unafraid to lose good partners, while they attempt to recoup losses left over from massive vacancies during the pandemic. I am truly sorry you felt that acutely and hope it didn't diminish too much from the rest of your program with us. Good luck in all future endeavors and thank you again - Team Adelante

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Andrew
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

I had an amazing time studying abroad!

During my time studying in Spain, I was able to not only gain relevant work experience in my field, but also connect and make friends with people from all parts of the world, put my Spanish skills to the test and grow as a person. I highly recommend everyone to take the chance and go out of their comfort zone by studying or working abroad. You will learn so many new things not only about yourself, but also about different cultures. I would have to say my favorite part was meeting all these new people who will be my friends for many years to come.

Pros
  • Practice a second language
  • Gain work experience
  • Learn about new cultures
Cons
  • Lower living conditions
  • Sometimes hard to find a job placement in specific fields
86 people found this review helpful.
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Jacqueline
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience and an amazing internship placement.

Adelante went above and beyond with helping me file for my visa and any other documents. They were very straight forward about pricing, and I was very happy about my internship and housing placement. From your first phone call to your final day in Spain, they will help you with any problem that might arise. They made the visa process very simple for me and even helped me get college credit for my legal internship abroad. They have excursions that you can take a part of, and you will meet amazing people through those excursions and events!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I would advise you to not be afraid to explore new things and new surroundings! Get out of your comfort zone and eat something or do an activity you have never done before!
115 people found this review helpful.

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