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Adelante Abroad

Why choose Adelante Abroad?

Internship, Volunteer, Semester & Summer Study Abroad Programs define Adelante Abroad's menu of offerings and expertise. Choose to intern overseas in Spain, Ecuador, Uruguay, Chile, Mexico, 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 info@adelanteabroad.com or call 562.799.9133

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.

Impact

Sustainability

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.

Reviews

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Sophia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship in Barcelona

I had an incredible experience with Adelante Abroad in Barcelona. The team gave me lots of support leading up to my departure. They had someone come pick me up from the airport and take me to my accommodation which was in a very central, safe area! The Spanish school was great and I made lots of friends. My internship itself was better than I could have ever asked for. The office was incredible and I loved the team I worked with. I met people that will become lifelong friends and truly had the experience of a lifetime. Barcelona has become a second home to me and I could not be more grateful for my time there! 10/10 experience and highly recommend.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Make sure to put yourself out there! You will have the best experience if you are willing to get outside your comfort zone, meet new people, say yes to plans and also don't be afraid to go out and explore alone.
Pros
  • Meet new people
  • Experience a different culture & practice another language
  • Boost your resume
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bridgette
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Had so much fun

i loved this program! the schedule wasnt too full so we had time to do our own things, but they had scheduled events that were amazing! the staff were super helpful and nice, and i would definitely come again. i loved scotland as well and would recommend this specific program for anyone who is interested in equines! the classes weren’t too hard but were great for giving helpful information about horses, and even though i’ve been around them my entire life i learned so much more than i thought i would.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
take every day as it comes! it goes by super fast, but you do have so much time so dont worry if you dont get to do the thing you want on a specific day as youll likely have time for it another day. this program is amazing for letting the students go off on their own, and i definitely recommend taking all the time you can to travel!
Pros
  • housing and amenities
  • staff
  • the animals
Cons
  • some girls
  • the time change
  • not wanting to go home (lol)
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Abbigail
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

This was a great experience!

I was super nervous about going alone, but I made great friends! There was a larger travel distance into Edinburgh than initially stated, but it was not that bad if you went with multiple people. I do recommended carrying a rain jacket with you wherever you go, because you never know when it is going to rain. There was so many cool things to do in Edinburgh for free that were very interesting and exciting! There was also plenty of great views everywhere we went! the royal mile is also so big with a lot of adorable shops and things to do!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Be prepared to pay a lot for traveling from place to place. Taxi's are the main way to get into town and it adds up pretty quickly.
Pros
  • A lot of fun!
  • Multiple things to do!
  • Lots of beautiful sights!
Cons
  • 30 minute car ride to Edinburgh.
  • Weather constantly changes
  • The water heater is temperamental.
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Courtney
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience

This was a wonderful experience for it being my first time abroad. The instructors and the locals were all very nice and helpful. The classes were interesting and it was a lot of information, but it was given to us in a way that was easy to pick up. The scenery was amazing, and even with class we were able to go and see so much. Learning to ride horses was a lot and fun. I had no previous experience riding, but was able to learn a lot in a month. Overall, this was a one of a kind experience and I would recommend it to anyone.

What was your funniest moment?
I beat a Scottish man at arm wrestling in a pub. I actually beat him three times.
Pros
  • Got to see a lot of places
  • Made a lot of friends
  • Had a trip of a lifetime
Cons
  • It was pretty chilly and rainy
  • The rooms were a little cold and hot
  • The food was very difficult to get used to
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Abigail
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

My Time in Scotland

My time in Edinburgh was very fun and educational. SRUC gives you lots of freedom to explore the town and gain independence. This was also an amazing opportunity to meet new people and create new memories with girls who have similar hobbies and interests with horses. I feel like I did learn a lot through the anatomy/physiology and fitness courses and the courses were well taught. The riding was very helpful as well and I do feel like i have improved within the last four weeks. I feel more confident in my riding and equine knowledge,.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
If i did this again i would have packed more rainy clothes considering it is chilly and rains often.
Pros
  • Good living situation
  • meeting new people
  • new cultural expierence
Cons
  • school food is not the best
  • lack of bed comfort

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Durian

Durian is from Colorado, USA and is majoring in botany. She loves spicy food and traveling to places off the beaten path. She is a photography enthusiast and loves making scrapbooks of her adventures abroad.
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Why did you pick this program?

I picked Adelante Abroad-Volunteer in Mexico originally because I wanted a program to improve my Spanish over the summer. When I found this program, I saw that I could get work experience as well! I picked to volunteer in ecology, since I had always been fascinated by the Earth and plants. I was placed with working on an organic vegetable farm that sold vegetables and herbs to markets and restaurants.

What do you tell your friends who are thinking about going abroad?

I would tell them to DO IT!!! Going abroad is, in my opinion, the best way to change your perspective and realize what is really important to you.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

I would tell them to brush up on their Spanish before they get there, as many people respect that you can speak their language.

What's your favorite story to tell about your time abroad?

My favorite story to tell is when I was on my way to the ranch, and I got stranded in a corn field. I had gotten off the bus at the wrong stop, so I thought I would walk the rest of the way, and ended up getting lost amongst all the corn. I was wandering around trying to ask someone for directions, and I kept getting turned around, when suddenly I saw a little motor taxi weaving through the fields coming right at me. I waved him down and got in - it turns out he was taking another woman to her farm. I was able to get to a place where I could call my supervisor and ask for help.

What was the hardest thing about working in a foreign country?

I would say the hardest thing was translating all the work I did into Spanish. The first few weeks it took me twice as long just to get one thing done, but soon I could finish everything with no sweat! It was also hard at first to find my way around the city, but eventually I knew the streets very well.

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Patricia F.

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Adelante Co-Director of Programs
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What is your favorite travel memory?

The first time I went to Switzerland -- I saw so many mountains!. It made me like I was in a place so similar to my own country. I did so many new things during my time there, specifically in terms of sports. I used my German language skills on a regular basis.

A very special part of my trip was a motorcycle tour that I took. I also enjoyed the time I spent in German on this trip, as it's a very familiar country to me due to having many friends who live there, and it always makes me feel at home.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

I could write a book about all of the positive and great stories I have heard from past students. One of my favorites is the happiness of a student who so badly wanted to work in a branch of the company he was doing an internship in Ecuador.

When he returned to his home in Hamburg, Germany the company reached out to him and he was offered a good position. He is still working there today and is always so happy that his hard work turned into an opportunity.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

This is a difficult choice, however, I would choose a journalism related program as I would love the opportunity to express my ideas and thoughts.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

The flexibility that we have with our candidates makes us unique. As does the personal level in which we interact with our students, interns, and volunteers. Our goal is not to keep growing rapidly, we want to continue to offer these special, customized services and experiences to our students.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

I think the size of our company makes us successful. We have the perfect number of staff members to manage the intern and volunteer candidates that we receive and can provide them with the great service and personalized experience that every participant deserves.