ISA Internships in Valencia, Spain

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Experience the vibrant celebration of Las Fallas in the Spring.
Experience the vibrant celebration of Las Fallas in the Spring.

About

Be it the art, religion, history, literature, architecture, or food, Valencia offers a feast for the senses.
From the Oceanside breeze to the smell of orange blossoms at every corner, it’s easy to see why this city is popular with Spaniards and tourists alike.

Given its ideal location on the Mediterranean, the port of Valencia is one of the busiest in the region. From here, products ranging from food and drink to ceramic tiles and textiles are shipped all over the world.

Valencia allows interns to experience the beaches of Spain and the freedom of Europe while interning in English or Spanish. Applicants in any field are welcomed and encouraged to apply for the Valencia program, but it is a particularly good location for students in the Visual Art, Business, and Marketing, and Social Work fields.

Highlights
  • Receive personalized advising that helps you identify your internship goals, resume and cover letter revision, interview coaching and receive academic credit.
  • Get matched with an international internship that suits your specific experiences, skills, and professional goals. Your internship placement will be confirmed BEFORE departure.
  • Begin your transition into your new country and culture on the Bridging Cultures Program, our in-country orientation. Some highlights included a complementary survival Spanish class and a Paella cooking class on the beach.
  • Benefit from the ISA office, enjoy the company of your fellow ISA interns and ISA students and use the Wi-Fi Internet provided at the ISA office.
  • Gain access to the Professional Development Toolbox, which includes resources to identify the skills and knowledge you have acquired through your international, academic, and personal experiences.

Scholarships

ISA Scholarships
ISA Scholarships and Financial Aid

ISA is committed to increasing all students’ access to study abroad’s many benefits. We don't let financial hardships to get in the way of a life changing educational experience.

Value
$350 - $2,000

Questions & Answers

Reviews

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  • Housing 4
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Lauren
2/10
No, I don't recommend this program

Waste of Money

I was so excited to be going and spending a summer in a new country, improving my Spanish and adding some new skills to my resume. However, the internship I was placed in had almost no relation to any of my future career goals or my academic track. I was assured that my offer would be perfect for me when I expressed skepticism but trusted ISA and accepted the position nonetheless. This was a mistake as I picked up zero new skills from my internship and was bored most of the time because I completed tasks too quickly. Many of my friends were also disappointed in their internship assignment whether it was a bad placement, weird hours, or that it was an hour train out of the city. The housing they provide is subpar, not terrible it was livable but they could do a much better job when screening their host families. My host family made fun of my roommate almost every day because she struggled with Spanish.

Valencia was an incredible city and the friends I made were incredible and I cherish the adventures we shared. But the summer was not worth even half of what I paid for it. I don’t even list it on my resume unless I have extra room to fill in extra activities. I was extremely disappointed in the lack of support and activities from ISA as well. I recommend you spend a summer in Valencia but do NOT go through ISA if you do.

Response from ISA (International Studies Abroad)

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your experience. We value your feedback and are sorry to hear that your internship was not what you expected it to be.

Our team takes pride in its efforts to provide students with the best possible internship match. However, changing internship requirements after advising sessions have been completed does impact the team’s ability to find the perfect company placement due to reduced time for the matching process.

If concerns about a placement are raised to the ISA Internships team, we endeavor to communicate those concerns with placement supervisors and to develop an action plan to address those concerns. Following up and adjusting the action plan is then a shared responsibility.

We strive to provide the best possible placements for students based on the information we receive from the student and their needs/wants from the internship, providing a forum for the student to learn from the host organization to hone current skills and learn new ones. When placements are not an exact match to student expectations, it is important for the student and the host organization work together to create the best possible experience within the parameters of the host organization's ability to meet those expectations.

As an organization committed to excellence, we welcome and foster an open dialogue with students, parents, and university advisors on all program related matters. For further information on these topics, please feel free to call us and ask to speak with a member of our Internships team. ISA's mission is to provide high quality education abroad opportunities to college students from around the world, and we remain committed to upholding that mission for every student.