Adelante Intern and Study Abroad
Intern in Marbella and San Pedro


  • 1 month:   $2,795 (Teaching English only)
  • 2 months: $3,645
  • 3 months: $4,415
  • 4 months: $5,125
  • 5 months: $5,895
  • 6 months: $6,715
  • Non-refundable application fee: $150



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Application deadline is 60 days prior to your chosen start date.


Late applications are accepted on a case by case basis and are subject to a $250 late fee.

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Intern in Marbella and San Pedro

Our program in Marbella & San Pedro area in the Costa del Sol on the southern coast of Spain is growing!

This area of the Costa del Sol is known as the Golden Mile - where beaches meet large, luxurious Urbanizations, the streets are wider and everything is a bit newer than in other parts of Spain. Money flows here at a more international level with inhabitants from literally all over the world living here either full time or part of each year. But there still is the Casco Viejo area and the Spanish traditions - such as siesta time during the middle of the day - that make this appealing to those looking for "typical Spanish" too.

Like our other programs in Madrid, Barcelona Sevilla and Jerez de la Frontera, you will greatly upgrade your resume, learn another language and live, deeply, another culture while a participant in this program.

Check out these sites as a start to your research about this unique area on the Costa del Sol: and

And a must-do weekend trip to the town of Nerja:

Here are the highlights of our International Internship program in Marbella & San Pedro area, Spain, and why it is better and different:

  1. The amount of time you choose to intern is flexible, with program lengths ranging from 1 to 6 months, all begin the first Monday of the month, year round. Or take advantage of our mid-May start date to beat the summer crowds!

  2. Program can be done for academic credit
  3. 2 weeks of intensive Spanish language classes are included in the fee
  4. Lodging is included. Your own room, always. Live like a Spaniard in a shared apartment with other Adelante candidates/international students or elect to live with Spanish roommates or with a Spanish family  (inquire for price difference for homestay option as this includes meals and laundry).
  5. You will be met at the airport or train station when you arrive into the area, and taken directly to your housing
  6. Come with a friend and live together during your adventure in Marbella.
  7. Internships are for 4 hours each day in either a local, Spanish-owned company or a larger, international organization or agency with offices in the Costa del Sol. You will gain real, international work experience to add to your resume.
    Some events and activities are included during your intensive Spanish coursework. Some examples of these activities include a city and area tour, a beach or monument visit, a tapas tour, and a Spanish cooking or dance class. We also organize events each month, through the language schools we work with, which you are welcome to participate in -- some have a small fee, others are free. This program is meant to be 50% work experience and 50% cultural / language acquisition and immersion. To that effect, we help cultivate the cultural side of the program for you by making you aware of these events.
  8. The Andalucia region in general and the Golden Mile specifically will positively form a lasting and major impression on each participant - hard to define but anyone who spends any amount of time here acknowledges this
  9. On site, permanent local Adelante Director and English Speaking Adelante Spain Coordinator available to you for support, assistance and in many other ways should you need it for the duration of your program

This area is under constant construction and growth is just part of the horizon here. Plan on taking the bus and walking a lot: the distances are not far, but they are along a straight line (Golden Mile, remember?) with the beach and some housing on one side and the mountains and more housing on the other, and often crisscrossed by a busy thoroughfare / 2 lane highway. Our work assignments are located centrally (still, don't bring high heeled or uncomfortable shoes for work!) in the beautiful resort towns of Marbella and San Pedro!! The beaches, ATM, grocery stores, great cafes and nicer restaurants, cinema, theatres, shops and nightlife - everything you expect to find in a thriving jet set beach town is easily accessible. There are frequent bus stops/stations, and most all travel is done using public transport: either taking the bus or heading into Malaga and catching a train for longer trips.