Affordable Intern and Study Abroad Programs for Independent Travelers

  • FALL FEATURE: Intern in Latin America

    Looking to intern in FALL of ’15? Check out our featured programs in Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Uruguay

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  • Traveling: What does it really mean?

    Current intern in Barcelona, Charles I., offers his captivating take on what it really means to travel.

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  • Internships are Year-round

    Intern at any time of the year! The amount of time you intern is flexible; program lengths range from 1 to 6 months. All begin the first Monday of the month, all year long.

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  • Non-Spanish Speakers Welcome!

    No Spanish? No problem! You have options… teaching English (or internships in select fields) in Spain and South America or various Scotland programs!

    Contact us for more details!

Highlights This Month

Top Reasons Your Children Should Study (or Intern) Abroad 

Adelante was recently featured in this great article from Go Abroad as a top study abroad program provider to get students started in their study abroad experiences! The article itself is a must read and highlights the great benefits of a study abroad experience and how it can benefit students in the long term.

Check it out here.

November, December Special: $200 OFF Internships Abroad

That’s right, we’re offering $200 off all of our internship programs beginning in November and December. To be eligible for this deal, your program must be at least two months in length… that’s it! No other fine print, no surprises. Take advantage of this opportunity today!

Click here to view our programs that are featured for the Fall months.

Intern Life: Living in Marbella

Teaching English intern, Stephen H., just wrapped up his 6-week program in the Costa del Sol.  He was kind enough to write us a quick recap of what it is like to live in Marbella, Spain. We’ve always thought that this region is Spain’s diamond in the rough.

To read Stephen’s thoughts, click here.

To view our program in Marbella, click here.

News

Read intern & study abroad news, program updates, events and more

Intern Recap: Sasha D. (Intern in Madrid | Psychology)

“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).”

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:

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Intern Update: Pamela A. (Madrid | Psychology)

“Madrid is great! It’ s a little hot but it’s beginning to cool down. I’ve been doing a lot of sightseeing and walking around the city. Thank you for your suggestions on things to do in Madrid.”

Former intern in Barcelona wins Bernard L. Hyink Scholarship

Former accounting intern, Brianna B., won a scholarship with her essay entitled, “Todo Se Arregla.” In it, she detailed the impact her summer internship had on her. “The internship taught me about what I want to do and how I want to live. Business is a complex field, but it is a goal worth working towards, and I wouldn’t be so excited and assured had I not done the internship.”

To view the original article, click here.

To view our internship program in Barcelona, click here.

Intern Update: Ashley B. (Intern in Barcelona | Advertising)

“I can’t believe the program is already coming to an end – it really flew by!! Overall it was an amazing time and my internship opened me up to so many great opportunities. I was very happy with Barcelona Connect and would highly recommend anyone working with them, especially my supervisor Francesca. Barcelona is a goldmine of photo opportunities!”

5 Unique Internships To Do Abroad (Part II)

You may be able to obtain internship placements in these fields in your home country, but we guarantee doing them abroad will give you so much more.

Read about placements in Pharmacy, Information Technology, Journalism & Media, Art, and Archaeology here.

Intern Update:  Christin W. (Intern in Seville | Teaching English)

I loved my internship this summer. Working with the kids and at Geranios was so much fun. I learned a lot from my supervisor and from the kids as well. I’m very sad to be leaving. For teaching internships I highly recommend sending your future interns to Geranios!! 

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.

Where Should I Live Abroad… Apartment or Homestay?

This is a key question to ask yourself if you’re heading to a program that offers both options. Some individuals are cut out for one more so than the other… and each enjoy their pros and cons.

Read this blog written by our Director, Kimberly Haber, to find out what option may work out better for you.

How to Market Yourself After an Intern/Study Abroad Experience

Interning and/or studying abroad provides an uncommon wealth of experience that makes you stand head and shoulders above the competition. One of the biggest problems intern/study abroad alums have is how exactly to convey that aspect of themselves to employers. Read this blog to find out how to effectively highlight your experiences and make yourself more attractive to prospective employers.

Videos

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.

CSULB Study/Intern Expo 2015

We spoke to some future world travelers about their thoughts on why it’s important to intern abroad, why they want to go abroad, and where they would choose to go. Take a look!

Testimonials

Jennifer J., Hampton University

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

Jennifer J., Hampton UniversityHampton, Virginia
Chimene C., Royal Holloway University of London

With regards to my psychology placement, I am shaking with excitement to write about this, I am having such a great time in this internship! It has undeniably been a fruitful working experience! I get to apply my knowledge into practical use and more importantly, I have come across a wide spectrum of people that I won’t usually have a chance to meet on daily basis.  I managed to speak with the patients who are diagnosed with mental disorders ranging from anxiety disorder to schizophrenia, and also I have counselling experiences in conjugal therapy; with couples who are going through marital problems. I also get to run diagnostic tests for different patients and interview with them individually on my own. I also have consulting experiences to enter with the doctor and listen to Dr Rojas and Dr Ana’s consultation.

It has definitely been a rewarding experience, I am really grateful that Adelante has offered me this great opportunity to work with Dr. Rojas and other practicians in the clinic as well as an intern that I met during the course of my intern experience. I can’t emphasize more on how grateful I am, many thanks to Adelante. Thank you once again for this valuable experience in Madrid.

Chimene C., Royal Holloway University of London Hong Kong, China