Adelante Abroad

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There are still a few spots left for programs starting in August. These are perfect programs for last-minute Summer plans!

Program locations are in Ecuador, Spain (Madrid, Seville and Barcelona), Chile, Mexico, and Uruguay. Return home with improved Spanish language skills, a letter of recommendation, valuable work experience to add to your resume, and ultimate bragging rights to your friends! Apply by June 1st before spots fill up!

What were you doing in 1999? That was the year Adelante Abroad sent its first candidate to Madrid, Spain, for an International Internship Program. Our first candidate participated in a six-month program, in a graphic design internship with a mid-sized company, living in a great downtown apartment. By the following month, we sent over two more candidates and never looked back.

Internship, Volunteer, Semester & Summer Study Abroad Programs define our menu of offerings and expertise now. Choose to intern overseas in Spain, Ecuador, Uruguay, Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica, or Scotland. With year round start dates, Adelante is sure to provide a travel program that's right for you!

Our affordable internship abroad programs include airport pick up, 2 (or 3) weeks of intensive Spanish language classes, orientation, an internship in your sector of interest, housing, and 24/7 access to your Program Director Abroad.

Candidates enjoy their own private room in a centrally located shared apartment. We have staff on site full-time. They are there if you need them but are trained to give you space to bump into things, make mistakes and finally find, on your own, how you fit into your new country & home.

For more information, email us at [email protected] or call 562.799.9133

Most Recent Program Reviews

nicholas
Male
24 years old
California
California State University- San Marcos

First time interning abroad.

9/10

I have to say that the internship set up was convenient and the application was easy enough to complete. The cost, in comparison to other abroad competitors, was quite affordable considering I was posted literally 400 feet from in the exact center of Madrid. I would do this again if there was another opportunity to do so. However, I immediately suggest that whoever is looking into this program to plan, at minimum, 6 months ahead to get all the requirements settled. After all, I ended up having more fun than expected. Every penny is worth it and the people I was with were nice enough to help me with anything I needed.

How can this program be improved?

Longer program. Reduce costs in housing to compensate for tuition costs. Possibly change location to lower the cost of housing.

Brianna
Female
20 years old
Madrid
Northeastern University

Great Experience

9/10

Loved this experience! Going abroad is something that is on everyone's bucket list, so why not learn something while you're at it? Adelante does a fantastic job providing a great experience abroad along with a great internship. The Spanish class that came with my program was a surprise but definitely my favorite part. The internship itself (medical) was great as well- very enlightening. The one suggestion I would give is to make sure to get a visa! Traveling in Europe is fairly affordable and with all the extra time you may have from work, it's worth it to get out and explore! I would do this program all over again!

Whitney
Female
22 years old
Westbrook, Maine

JUST DO IT!!!!

10/10

Absolutely the experience of a lifetime!!! I was terrified before I left and almost bailed because of my anxiety about going somewhere totally new where I wouldn't know anyone coupled with some Visa issues. But the staff (and my Dad) were voices of reason and got me set to leave. And basically from the moment I arrived- everything was great.

I highly recommend living in the housing with other Adelante/international students in Madrid. Definitely some of my best friends were my roommates, but also there is so much going on in Madrid all you have to do is take the initiative to walk outside and you'll meet the greatest people! It's right in the center of the city by so many bars/shops/clubs/transportation hubs/gyms/etc etc etc. Some of the appliances are pretty old and sometimes don't work great (ie microwave, washer, etc), but it's well furnished and equipped with pots/pans which is great. The language school classes before the internship were definitely helpful as a kind of adjustment period.

After arriving home, all I want to do is go back and my Dad likes to remind and tease me about how I didn't want to go and thought I would be happier just doing a regular semester in Boston because the semester abroad was really the greatest one of my life. So JUST DO IT (you're aloud to be scared- but take that leap).

How can this program be improved?

My one complaint is I wish I knew more about my actual internship position before I actually started. I only found out maybe a few weeks before I started what company I was even working for, and even so really was not prepared for the type of work I would be doing. Adelante stresses business casual attire until otherwise noted by supervisor, so I came to Spain with that wardrobe in mind only to find out I needed primarily swim and athletic wear. That being said my co-workers were extremely patient with my Spanish (my bosses did not speak English- another thing I was unaware of before showing up for my first day) and I really loved going in everyday to work with the autistic kids.

Provider Response

Whitney! Thanks so much for the rave review, the photos, too, and whenever you are ready to "Just Do It" again, we would love to have you back. Alumni receive a discount, don't forget:) Touching on your comment about knowing more initially about your international internship: yes, candidates receive their contracted internship confirmation about 4 weeks / one month prior to their program start date. In this document or contract, there is a company website, job description & name of your direct Supervisor, and we realize that many times those job duties will shift once a candidate is abroad based on how they do within the internship. Also, we cannot guarantee that your boss at your internship in Spain will be able to speak English, of course. As you mentioned your Spanish is now near fluent and that is a main benefit of doing this program, if a bit difficult at first. So glad that we could help really build up your resume with these huge things: real international work experience and a second language! Thanks again Whitney, good luck in ALL future endeavors and we hope to work with you again soon - Team Adelante

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