• Spain
    • Barcelona
8 to 12 weeks
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General grants/scholarships, BIPOC funding
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Program Details

Non-Monetary Benefits
Fall Spring Spring Break Summer
Weekly Hours
Age Min.


Price Details
Program fee includes: guaranteed internship placement, award winning career development with one-on-one coaching, social events & excursions, Spanish language courses, centralized housing, local support from staff, personalized career development and pre-departure, and medical/travel insurance.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities
What's Not Included
Airfare Meals
Feb 21, 2024
Aug 04, 2022
89 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Barcelona is home to miles of sandy beaches, one of the world's most well-known soccer teams, and an endless number of experiences to have. The economic center of Catalonia offers a wide range of internships in nearly every career field. As an international intern, you’ll have the chance to immerse in everything about Spanish culture.

You’ll have the opportunity to work in your approved career field all while enjoying everything Barcelona has to offer. We do our best to tailor your internship to match your background and future goals. We’ll support you every step of the way to make sure your Barcelona internship is an experience you’ll never forget.

Included in the cost of your tuition is a guaranteed internship, housing, social events, our career development program, and more.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

At AIFS Abroad, we want to support all participants in their study/internship abroad journey, inclusive of gender, race, religion, age, physical ability, or sexual orientation. Everyone has a complex identity, and faith, spirituality, and religion are important factors when deciding on a program location.

LGBTQIA+ Support

At AIFS Abroad, we want to support all participants in their study/internship abroad journey, inclusive of gender, race, religion, age, physical ability, or sexual orientation. Everyone has a complex identity, and faith, spirituality, and religion are important factors when deciding on a program location.

Accessibility Support

Everyone’s experience is unique. We recognize the location you choose can have an impact on your sense of belonging. We encourage you to use the information below as you review your options to select the program and location that will be the best choice for you. If you do not hold the identities that are amplified here, this information is still a great resource for you as well. It will give you a better understanding of those who have this identity.



In response to the overwhelming global climate crisis, AIFS Abroad is pleased to make Sustainability a key priority when considering organizational, operational, and programming decisions. We understand that the only way to effectively combat this crisis and mitigate the effects of climate change is to drastically reduce our environmental impact. Therefore, AIFS Abroad has committed to reaching carbon neutrality by the year 2025. AIFS Abroad is proud to announce we have signed the CANIE Accord, becoming the first US provider to make this commitment.

Program Highlights

  • Guaranteed Internship: As part of the AIFS Abroad program you are guaranteed an internship in your host city. We do our best to tailor your internship to match your background and future goals.
  • Personalized Attention: We want this experience to be as fulfilling as possible. From the first phone call, we support you and give you all the resources you need to make sure your internship is a success.
  • Centralized Housing: You’ll be living in accommodations centrally located in Barcelona with other AIFS Abroad interns. Your housing will have access to public transportation, ensuring it is easy to get to and from your internship.
  • Professional Development: Through one-on-one coaching and webinars, we assist you in improving your professional documents, prepare you for an interview with potential employers, establish internship goals, and discuss your strengths.
  • Local Staff and Social Events: Our Location Coordinator lives in Barcelona year-round and provides interns with an insider's glimpse of the city. The LC is there to provide 24/7 emergency support and takes all the interns on a range of social events.

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Business Internships

Experiencing and understanding business in a global context is essential for long-term career success. An international business internship is the best way to expand your horizons and learn necessary professional skills. Our business internships abroad are tailored to your prior experience, education, and future goals.

Economics/Finance Internships

Your dream career in the world of finance and economics is within your reach with an international internship through AIFS Abroad. Our interns are placed in firms where they gain invaluable career experience in a competitive industry. Finance internships can include everything from projects in asset management, investment banking, financial services, and private equity.

PR & Marketing Internships

AIFS Abroad provides opportunities for students and young professionals looking for internship experience in the competitive career fields of marketing, public relations, sales marketing, and advertising. Interns are matched through our one-on-one placement process with employers around the globe who are excited to give you hands on experience.

Program Reviews

4.99 Rating
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  • Growth 4.9
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.95
  • Housing 4.85
  • Safety 4.95
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Yes, I recommend this program

Life-changing summer!

What an incredible summer in Barcelona! After interning with Eatwith and living with four amazing roommates, Global Experiences truly gave me the summer of my dreams in Spain. At Eatwith, I was surrounded by the kindest group of women that have inspired me to chase my goal of working in Europe in the future. I know I have lifelong contacts from my Eatwith support system. Inma and Elena did a phenomenal job providing guidance and aid to the entire intern group. The two also organized a variety of group activities spanning from day trips to Costa Brava and Girona, and a picnic at Ciutadella Park. I think my entire program can agree that Inma and Elena love their jobs and truly care about the success of their students abroad and back in the states. Thank you Global Experiences!

  • Central housing
  • Vibrant, active city
  • Plenty of coordinated student activities
94 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Best Decision

I loved interning through global experiences. I could not have had a better time. My roommates were incredible and without GE, I would have never met them or any of the other amazing people I did. This experience has taught me so much. I learned how to come out of my comfort zone and what it is like to live in a home away from home. I learned so much about work life, living abroad, and about myself as a person. I could not have asked for a better internship placement and if I could do this experience every summer I would! Highly recommend.

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

Best summer of my life!

This was easily one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my life. Interning abroad leads to a lot of personal and professional growth, and is a once in a lifetime opportunity that I am so happy I took. Inma and Elena were our supervisors and they were attentive, helpful, and super fun! The events they set up for us were a great way to learn more about Spanish/Catalan culture while having a great time and trying new things. They were also a great way to meet people in your host city and make friends!! Plus, I really feel like my career path benefited from my internship and taught me so much. Overall this was an amazing experience that I will forever be glad I did!

  • Experiencing and immersing yourself into a new culture
  • Meeting new and amazing people
  • Lots of professional growth and connections
  • Culture shock/discomfort at first
98 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Very good experience!

This experience was better than I expected. I came here to just get a little work experience and have fun but I’m leaving with way more. This experience makes me want to move back here to Barcelona somewhere down the line based off my time. My internship experience was with a great company that opened my eyes in many ways. This was not just something to say I’ve done it, but more of an opportunity to do more when I am
back home. Our host Inma and Elena were amazing. Very very nice people who made the group feel like family. They were helpful with most anything. Also great events hosted by the two. Overall, this experience likely changed my life and I would definitely recommend.

  • Work experience
  • Amazing fun city
  • Great food
  • Shared rooms
  • Having internship options
  • Expensive
101 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience

This program was overall an amazing experience. At first it felt scary to trust Global Experiences to find me an internship and housing in a foreign country. It took a few weeks for me to get matched to a company, but it was worth it in the end because I loved my placement! My commute was a little long, but it helped me learn the public transportation system and see more of the city than other interns did. My apartment was in a very convenient place in the city otherwise, with metro and bus stops 5 minutes away. Almost every week we had a social event with GE, and those were my favorite part. We got to learn about the culture of Catalonia, and hang out with the other interns and awesome GE staff. Shout out to Hailey, Inma and Elena for being there for us every step of the way!

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

Very well done

My apartment was in a great location in the city center with a nice view. There were fun social events throughout the program that helped me meet other interns and learn about Spanish culture. I always felt well supported by the staff with any questions I had. They ask for feedback from you and the employer throughout the internship to make sure that you’re getting the most out of the experience. Barcelona is a beautiful city with lots of things to do and see, so you’ll never feel bored. If you’re interested in interning abroad I would definitely recommend this program.

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

This experience has changed my life

I interned at a Market Research company this summer in Barcelona, Spain.

I always want to experience new things and traveling the world is top three priority for me. I want to spend time living in different countries rather than vacationing so when I came across The Global Experiences Program and saw that it aligned really well with this goal, I chose to move forward with it. The process before actually arriving in Spain was very clear and well taken care of. The staff do their best work and take everything into account.

When arriving in Spain, I felt anxious but I expected this so it was not shock to me. During our welcome week orientation our advisor Ínma starts talking about culture shock and how to navigate it. This was helpful for me because I knew that what I was feeling was being validated. She continued to emphasise the importance of perspective and how to find the sweet parts of any situation that you are in. Although cliche, I repeated this to myself throughout the entire summer. Now, here I am, one week left and happy to have this mindset. My internship felt warm and welcoming from the very first day. My supervisor dedicated herself to teaching me new skills as the rest of the advisors in GE do. Overall, I made professional connections that I am grateful for as it opens up doors and possabilities for me.

I am so grateful for this experience.

  • Networking
  • Growth Mindset
  • New Friends
  • Jet Lag
  • Uncomfortable bed
  • Broken Air Conditioning
99 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience!

I loved my experience in Barcelona! The global experiences staff is very adherent to what you want from your internship. My internship placement was perfect for me because not only was I able to intern, I was also able to take Spanish classes. I really wanted to improve my Spanish while abroad and I was able to do that. The apartment was great too, it was in a central part of the city and everything was very easy to get to. The GE staff was also great and always made their best effort to help me with whatever I needed. I would strongly recommend this program!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Make the most of your time in Barcelona! Three months sounds like a long time but it isn't!
121 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

When you enroll in the program, you are added to a private Facebook group for your specific program location and session. This means that you have a way to communicate to other interns in the group before your departures, and for some locations you can even arrange to meet up in the airport and take a taxi to your housing together. Hope this helps!

Hi Alyssa! As with many internships, the vast majority of our internship placements are unpaid. We look for opportunities that allow our interns to gain the best possible experience while adhering to local laws and visa restrictions. If an employer offers you a stipend or other form of compensation you are welcome to accept it. We hope that this helps! - Lydia T. | Student Experience & Marketing...