Location
  • Spain
Length
5 to 12 weeks
Payment plans

Program Details

Compensation
Non-Monetary Benefits
Timeframe
Summer
Housing
Apartment Host Family
Language
Spanish
Age Min.
18
Qualifications
  • Low intermediate (or above) level Spanish
  • Age 18+

Pricing

Starting Price
4595
Price Details
Included: Tuition & official transcripts (6 semester credits=9 quarter units), Customized internship placement, Internship guidance & performance evaluation, Housing with Spanish speakers, International medical & accident insurance, Day trip excursions, Cultural Activities, 24/7 local emergency contact, Local Program Director support, Welcome Orientation, Pre-departure support & travel tips, Certificate of course and/or internship completion.
Excluded: Flight, meals, transportation, application fee
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Travel Insurance Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

Tuition, Spanish courses, Internship Placement, Day Trips, Medical Insurance

What's Not Included
Airfare Airport Transfers Meals
What's Not Included (Extra)

Optional extra travel

Apr 22, 2024
Oct 17, 2023
26 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Intern with a Spanish organization, improve your Spanish skills and earn 12 semester, or 18 quarter, credits over summer! All this while enjoying life in the fun beach town of A Coruña, Spain. This program is best for students who are determined to improve their Spanish.

Internship placements are available in a wide variety of fields and customized for each student. In order to be eligible to intern, participants must have at least a low-intermediate level of Spanish. Beginners are welcome to participate in our study Spanish program.

In addition to an internship, participants take a Spanish course appropriate to their language level. Stay for 5 weeks over the summer while gaining international work experience in your field and substantially improving your Spanish language skills.

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Program Highlights

  • Experience authentic Spanish life away from crowds of English speaking tourists.
  • Live in a stunning beach city
  • Earn credits for your internship
  • Complete up to 12 semester credits in one summer
  • Truly immerse yourself by speaking Spanish at home, in class and at your internship

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Program Reviews

4.93 Rating
based on 14 reviews
  • 5 rating 92.86%
  • 4 rating 7.14%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Growth 4.85
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.75
  • Housing 4.8
  • Safety 5
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Ksina
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Pre-Vet Internship and Spanish Course as a Native Spanish Speaker

I chose this program due to reading a positive review! So, here is my honest review!! I HIGHLY recommend Linguistic Horizons for your study abroad experience here is why...

This summer I participated in a pre-vet internship with A Chico Centro Quirúrgico, a Veterinary Clinic in La Coruña, organized by Linguistic Horizons. It was an incredible learning experience that allowed me to gain valuable insights into the field of veterinary medicine and improve my Spanish language skills.

This was my first time traveling abroad and arriving somewhere not knowing anyone. I made so many new friends, quickly learned how to get around the city, and felt safe the whole time. Nicole is so friendly and sweet and definitely helped the whole experience go smoothly. She has organized an incredible program that even when she had an emergency and had to leave the country, the program continued to flow smoothly! I highly recommend this program to anyone interested in a study abroad opportunity. My host family was so sweet and hospitable. They became my family and support system while abroad and were attentive to anything I needed!

I wasn't sure if the Spanish course would be challenging, but it was the first time I'd taken a Spanish course that taught me something new in almost every class. The conversational style of the course was so valuable, that I genuinely looked forward to my Spanish classes as well as our field trips. This was the first time I ever did a presentation in Spanish too, which was really exciting!

During my internship, I had the chance to observe various aspects of veterinary practice, including diagnosis, laboratory work, ultrasounds, surgical preparation, and more. These experiences were not typically a part of my job back home, making the internship even more valuable. I was pleasantly surprised by the level of involvement I had during my internship. I learned how to intubate, assisted with a dental cleaning, and even had the opportunity to assist in the operating room for surgery. This hands-on experience allowed me to apply my knowledge and skills in a real-world setting. Thanks to my personal passion and go-getter personality, I was able to get the most out of this experience.

This internship not only deepened my passion for veterinary medicine but also instilled in me the importance of being able to confidently and accurately practice medicine in Spanish. As I continue to learn more about veterinary medicine, I am committed to also learning it in Spanish, thanks to the invaluable experience provided by Linguistic Horizons.

I am unbelievably grateful to Linguistic Horizons for organizing such a wonderful program. I hope to have another similar experience in the future, and I highly recommend Linguistic Horizons to anyone seeking a unique and enriching study abroad opportunity.

Pros
  • Safe and small city
  • Beautiful beaches but also a city with a rich history
  • Kind, honest, and friendly staff and teachers
Cons
  • Windy and sometimes cold (70's)
  • Slight challenge eating out if you are vegetarian/vegan but there definitely are options and you can always cook at home.
56 people found this review helpful.
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Evan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Summer Program Ever!!!

I had such a blast this summer in A Coruña thanks to Linguistic Horizons! They provided safe and comfortable housing right in the heart of the city with a lovely host family, an amazing internship opportunity with a local business, and fantastic spanish classes! Not only do i feel that my spanish improved immensely, but i was able to grow as a person and experience a world of opportunities i wouldn’t have ever known about if it wasn’t for Nicole. She was so helpful with any question or concern<3

Pros
  • Beautiful City by the beach
  • Full immersion with very few english speakers
  • Great support network
Cons
  • May be out of some people’s price range
69 people found this review helpful.
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Trina
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Linguistic Horizons

I had a great time studying and interning abroad with Linguistic Horizons! I spent a little over a month in A Coruña, Spain in the summer of 2018. The town was super walkable and safe, and the weekend trips to Portugal and Barcelona were a lot of fun. : ) Nicole found me an internship that matched what I was looking for and an apartment that was just a short walk away, and she was always ready to help while I was there. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to immerse themselves in Spanish!

79 people found this review helpful.
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Amelia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Linguistic Horizons

This is a once in a life-time kind of program. The internship placements felt very personal and cultivated toward my professional goals. Nicole is always extremely friendly, conscientious, and quick to respond to emails/concerns/questions. I stayed in Spain and I can say that my Spanish vastly improved, especially because of the emphasis Nicole put on speaking Spanish the whole time. As awesome as the internship placement was, I also felt like there were lots of opportunities for weekend trips and to make friends with locals. I’d highly recommend for people interested in cultural immersion.

Pros
  • Spanish Immersion
  • Personalized Internship
  • Weekend Trips
Cons
  • Small Group of others in Program
93 people found this review helpful.
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Bilyne
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Strongly recommend

If you are considering to study abroad, I strongly recommend Linguistic Horizons. Nicole, the program director, is very well organized, always available and willing to help the students. The program is well structured with a syllabus suitable to the course. There are a lot of weekend excursions which make the time abroad extremely fun. La Coruña is a safe and beautiful coastal city to learn Spanish, practice with native speakers, enjoy the culture and food while enjoying life abroad. That was my first time in Spain and quite frankly I didn’t regret a second of it.

Pros
  • Fun
  • Immersion
  • Create memories
Cons
  • Hot and humid
  • Mountain town
114 people found this review helpful.
Response from Linguistic Horizons LLC

Thank you for leaving a review about your experience with us! I'm so glad you had a such a positive experience. Thank you for coming and for bringing an upbeat positive attitude to the group. Did you mean to say that La Coruña is a mountain town in the cons? I think that's a mistake but I just wanted to check...it is a coastal town :) as you mentioned in the written review. Anyway, thank you for joining us! I hope you'll come visit us sometime in the future!

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Cecilia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Would definitely return!

I loved my experience in Spain. I made some great friends that helped me figure out how to live independently, and gave me some great life advice. Being the youngest one of the group, I was afraid at first, but after meeting everyone and finding my way around the city, I felt very comfortable with everything. I loved my Spanish classes as well, they were fun and interesting, as well as helped me grow my language skills. When I became familiar with the city and the people around me, I came out of my shell and am definitely a different person than I was when I left, which is absolutely a good thing.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Believe it or not, going through TSA in America. I was entirely separated from my parents and anyone I knew for the first time. I was scared but I needed to show myself that I could do it, so I did.
164 people found this review helpful.
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Robert
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Learning Spanish in a Professional Setting

Really great opportunity to learn Spanish in a professional setting. I gave a general idea of what kind of internship I was looking for, and Nicole got back to me with a few ideas. I liked the Emilia Pardo Bazan museum, and I got to intern there for a month. The staff were extremely welcoming and helped me grow as a Spanish learner and an employee. Communication was extremely clear from beginning to end. Along with the internship, there was a Spanish conversation course that was useful to practice Spanish in a less professional and less stressful environment. It was great that both the internship and the course counted for college credit and accredited by the University of A Coruna.
The city is wonderful. There is a great beach that is always full of people in the summer. There are great landmarks to visit. The city center is beautiful, and Nicole personally guided us through the city on numerous occasions to see churches and landmarks.
Nicole also set up housing for us, and was more than willing to accomodate any issues or concerns. She chose locations that were close to our internships, making it easy to walk over. She also sets up trips to other parts of Spain for weekends, as well as other day trips to places outside of Coruna like Santiago and a beach farther away for surfing.
A really wonderful and unique program.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Speak Spanish. Make friends with whoever you can, especially your housemates. Don't be afraid to adventure out on your own. Nicole has great suggestions for places to go, and she's always willing to talk.
160 people found this review helpful.
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Nathalie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Go for it!

No matter where you would like to intern at or visit, contact Nicole! What I loved most about my experience overseas was the internship opportunity Nicole was able to find and organize for me. I wanted a place that was rich in culture, participate and immerse myself with the locals, try new foods, improve my Spanish, and gain experience in a work environment that catered to my education. La Coruña was all that and much more! The places we visited were so gorgeous, the other people in my group were just as involved, class was very helpful since we were fortunate enough to have such a small class size, it all worked out so wonderfully. Not to mention, interning with Linguistic Horizons is very affordable! As compared to other programs I was looking into at the time, Linguistic Horizons not only offered a lot more, but also gave individual attention to everyone! The whole schooling and interning were so very well organized that it leaves you feeling very safe and comfortable with being so far away from home. Thank you, Nicole, for the experience!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
PLEASE add on the Portugal visit when applying for the summer! Such a beautiful place! The weather is unpredictable, so take advantage of the sunny beach days.
158 people found this review helpful.

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