Highlights This Month
We like to catch up with our former interns from time to time and it is truly amazing to see where they are at in their professional lives. This time, we catch up with former intern in Chile, Mike, who talks about his travel experience, how it shaped him, and what he is up to these days.
Check out the blog here.
Spring and Summer Study Abroad 2016
The new semester has started which means… Students!! it’s time to set your sights on Spring and Summer Study Abroad opportunities! Deadlines are approaching (November for the Spring). Remember, our programs are the most affordable and provide you with transferable US credits!!
Now accepting applications for our most popular and highest rated programs, Equine and Ecology in Scotland! In these 4-week programs you’ll gain valuable knowledge in the classroom and in the field as each program emphasizes hands-on fieldwork. You’ll also get to experience Edinburgh and the sweeping Scottish countryside, we can’t think of a better way to spend the summer! Spots filling up fast, apply now!!
Read intern & study abroad news, program updates, events and more
Study Abroad Update: Cheyenne C. (Study Abroad in Costa Rica)
“Went to Poas today and I think I will be going to Tarcoles next week. I’ll be sure to take plenty of photos. My program is excellent and I cannot wait to see what else Costa Rica has in store for me!”
PSYCHOLOGY INTERN WANTED IN MADRID ASAP
One of our participating psychologists is looking for an intern to shadow and assist him ASAP. One spot only, this is a great opportunity for prospective graduate students in psychology.
Click here for information on this placement!
Intern Update: Emma P. (Intern in Barcelona | Teaching English)
“I’ve had a chance to familiarize myself with Gracia quite well, and some parts near Plaça Catalunya but I still feel like there is a lot I haven’t seen nor done. I am eager to explore some more now that I’ve gotten through many logistical things. So far I’ve visited Casa Battló, had dinner in Villa Olimpica by the beach, and discovered a park with gorgeous views of the city. Yesterday was incredible of course to witness all the Catalan festivities. I can safely say that I love Barcelona more and more everyday.
My roommates have been very helpful and I am so grateful to Adelante for connecting me with such friendly people -both through my housing arrangements as well as at Kingsbrook language school. The teachers are very enthusiastic and helpful!”
Gap Year page is now live!
Calling all gap year students and parents, head here to check out our new gap year page. Gap year candidates have been finding us since 1999 and the trend has only gone upward in recent years. Check out our new page above where we provide some information on the gap year concept as well as how our programs work for gap year candidates.
Intern Update: Liann A. (Intern in Madrid | Medical)
“…I have settled in nicely. I have been enjoying my time in Madrid thus far. The language barrier has been a bit difficult as I understand a lot, but I am not able to respond as often as I would like. However, the classes have definitely been helping me to remember the language and regain my confidence when speaking Spanish!”
ADELANTE featured in article, “Top Reasons Your Child Should Study Abroad”
There are a gamut of reasons why abroad programs are beneficial (many of the same benefits in this article can be applied to an intern abroad program as well). In this blog, we’re featured as a top program provider in getting you started in your study abroad experience!
To read this informative Go Abroad article, click here.
Intern Update: Cody W. (Intern in Barcelona | Sports)
Cody just recently touched down in Barcelona, here is what he had to say about his experience so far:
“Travels went well, my initial flight arrived in Dublin late and I almost missed the connecting flight to here bur I just made it! Class is going well, a bit rusty at first but am now back into the hang of things. I am very grateful for the classes, as without them I would be lost. My teacher is very good as well.”
An Adelante Medical Internship in Madrid
Ever wonder what it’s like to participate in one of our internship programs? Well, one of our interns who just wrapped her Medical internship in Madrid documented her experience every step of the way. If you’re curious to see what an intern experience is really like or if you just want to live vicariously through her, take a look at her blog:
One Month Programs!
For those that are pressed for time but want to get a meaningful experience abroad, we have a solution; one month programs!
Click here to view programs you can do in only a month’s time.
Webinar #15: Setting Expectations for Your Program Abroad
Setting the right expectations for your intern or study abroad program is imperative and can impact how you experience your program. Here are some tips to help you set the right expectations. Click to watch for more info!
Webinar #14: The Growing Popularity of the Gap-Year Concept
Gap-year programs are growing in popularity; they are also a feasible alternative to starting college right out of high school. An international experience can give individuals more direction and better prepare them for their impending academic career. Click to watch for more info!
Spotlight: Former Accounting intern in Barcelona, Brianna B.
Brianna did an accounting internship in Barcelona through Adelante and Mira Costa College. Check out this video as she details her experience!
Webinar #13: How to Make Friends Abroad
Making new friends can at times be daunting, even more so while abroad. We have a few pointers on making friends abroad.
Go Overseas Staff Interview: Ryan
Here is our Marketing Coordinator, Ryan C., sharing his thoughts on what’s most rewarding working for Adelante in his staff interview for Go Overseas.
I have learnt a lot from my placement, such an amazing experience. Exactly what I wanted and what I expected: to be exposed to a private clinical setting, covering a range of problems starting from family crises finishing with schizophrenia. The doctor himself and his crew were very supportive and friendly, which I think is quite important especially for a new person which doesn’t really know Spanish. During the month, my comprehension skills rocketed up as well as reading, the doctor asks you to read A LOT ( a piece of advice for someone doing the same placement is to read beforehand, it will greatly assist during your internship and in general in your future career)
I have really enjoyed my time here in Madrid! I think this has been an amazing learning experience and I have really grown professionally and personally. As far as working with Accenture I would recommend them to other business students. I believe that I am doing meaningful work that will directly correlate to the work I will be doing when I start full-time. Also they do not usually give me busy work, so if they ask me to do something it directly adds value to what the team is trying to achieve. I have had some down-time especially in August, but I was prepared for this and I used this time to strengthen my excel skills or practice Spanish.
As far as the crazy process, I think the process helped me to learn more about how business is conducted in Spain. I am so happy that I made the decision to intern with Adelante and that I was able to work with Accenture. You all have been a big help in making this one of the best summers ever