• Spain
    • Barcelona
4 weeks
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Program Details

Non-Monetary Benefits
Fall J-Term Maymester Spring Summer Winter Year Round
Weekly Hours
Age Min.


Starting Price
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
Sep 07, 2023
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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.



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

4.44 Rating
based on 36 reviews
  • 5 rating 58.33%
  • 4 rating 33.33%
  • 3 rating 2.78%
  • 2 rating 5.56%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Growth 4.2
  • Support 4.05
  • Fun 4.45
  • Housing 4.15
  • Safety 4.75
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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!

  • Friendly and helpful staff
  • Excellent host family, friends, and people I met
  • Improved Spanish speaking ability
  • Poor placement within Physical Therapy
  • A bit disorganized upon my arrival; I stayed with a different host family my first three days.
13 people found this review helpful.
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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

  • Increasing Cultural Competence
  • Improving Spanish
  • Resume Builder
  • Adjusting to life abroad
  • Housing issues
  • Locals disliking foreigners
21 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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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 ;)

  • Everything is closeby
  • Internship placement was what I was expecting
  • Staff disorganization
  • Can be very stressful if you can't adjust to new environments easily
24 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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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.

  • Practice a second language
  • Gain work experience
  • Learn about new cultures
  • Lower living conditions
  • Sometimes hard to find a job placement in specific fields
51 people found this review helpful.
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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!
76 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Worth the Experience

Studying in Barcelona was an amazing opportunity that I will forever be grateful for. The language school we attended, Kingsbrook, was great and I learned so much in my first two weeks there. Kingsbrook is also a perfect way to meet and make friends from all around the world. I did not have the best luck with my internship, it was pretty far away (close to an hour and a half one way), and I really did not learn anything, especially anything that would be beneficial to my career. Some of that is out of the program's control, but I do wish I was met with more understanding when expressing my concerns. The house we were originally placed in was also not clean, as advertised, but this was quickly taken care of by the staff in Barcelona and we were able to find new living arrangements. The experience is definitely what you make it and it's important to explore, make new friends and go out of your comfort zone. Adelante has great pricing for all that is included and a program that I would recommend, I just wish the communication was better.

75 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Exactly what I was looking for

I spent an amazing one month and one week in Barcelona and had the time of my life. While abroad, I studied in a small language school called Kingsbrook Idiomas and met so many different students from all over the world (over 12 different countries to be exact). The school had a variety of students from young to old and we all became fast friends. I took classes twice a day, 5 days a week with the most wonderful teachers and explored the city through different excursions once a week with my class. From beach days to bike tours, we did it all! Being a part of this program has given me the opportunity to improve my Spanish in both an educational setting and in a social one. It was amazing to be able to talk with people from all over the world and know that it is Spanish that has allowed us to connect. I was placed with awesome room-mates and the living space was average but comfortable. Traveling through Adelante was a very pleasant experience; from airport pickup to providing living accommodations and classes. I would recommend taking the leap to experience this once in a lifetime opportunity, and don't forget to soak up every minute because time sure does fly when you're having fun.

83 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

A good starting point

I signed up to do a Journalism/Social Media and Marketing internship with Adelante Abroad. Unfortunately, I wasn't placed with a magazine which would have been preferable, however the language school I worked at gave me free lessons alongside my internship which was a huge bonus and definitely improved my Spanish. I also took on responsibilities alongside writing articles in marketing and administration which will be good for my CV.
Accommodation was probably where the experience fell down. Don't expect to get the full package: a central location, other international students and a level of cleanliness. This isn't Adelante's fault, more the agent they work with and the pandemic that has reduced their pool of accommodation, but it is something you should bear in mind if you're used to living in "style".
However, I made lots of great friends and lived in an amazing city for three months. It's really boosted my experience and career and was a gateway into Barcelona.

86 people found this review helpful.

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