Testimonials

Melyssa O., East Carolina University, North Carolina

My cultural immersion experience in Spain has been fantastic. I feel very lucky to have found the Spanish/European/American friends I have made here and to live/intern in a great location in the center of Madrid. I have learned so much about Spanish culture as well as American culture (the good and bad!) and I have chosen to stay in Madrid and teach English for 6 more months to see what it’s like to live on my own here, to gain teaching experience and to continue strengthening my Spanish. I thank Adelante for giving me this opportunity without having had to go through a university or a complicated, super-competitive application process, so I would recommend the program to someone considering it.

Melyssa O., East Carolina University, North CarolinaIntern in Madrid
James G., University of California, Irvine, California

“Chile is a wonderfully unique place. It offers so much to those that are willing to dive in and live as the people do. The Chilean people were endlessly interesting, and their way of life is something that made me think about my own life in the US. I think that the most valuable change that a lengthy international experience provides is the popping of the US student bubble. It is important to see things from a different perspective and be, for at least a short while, on the outside looking in. I found that the people in the program were always at least partially open to the idea of change. We experienced Chile together and came out different, more aware, and more alive. Adelante provided us with a common goal, and gave us a support system that was invaluable and educationally sound”.

James G., University of California, Irvine, California Intern in Chile
Daniela G., Northeastern University, Massachusetts

Everything is going really great here. I’m loving my housing situation. The ladies I’m living with have been incredibly welcoming and accomodating. My workplace is also really wonderful and has been giving me further insight into where my passions lie and what I may want to include in my future plans. This city and experience has actually exceeded my expectations :)

Daniela G., Northeastern University, Massachusetts United KingdomIntern in Barcelona
Rob A., Swindon College, U.K.

I gained so much from my three months in Barcelona with Adelante Abroad, both personally and with regards to my future. They make it much less daunting to work abroad as everything is very well organised before travel, including excellent accommodation in the centre of the city (opposite ‘la Sagrada Familia!), 2 weeks intensive language lessons and a work placement. I had a great time becoming more independent and experiencing the amazing local culture…also I feel living here and making friends with locals is the best way to learn Spanish and Catalan. Weekend were spent visiting all of the amazing sights Barcelona has to offer, getting in the thick of the local food, music and culture and taking trips to Montserrat, Sitges and other parts of Catalunya. I do think the work placement could of been more challenging but it was still a great investment in my future. I really enjoyed it!! I gained so much from my three months in Barcelona with Adelante Abroad, both personally and with regards to my future. They make it much less daunting to work abroad as everything is very well organised before travel, including excellent accommodation in the centre of the city (opposite ‘la Sagrada Familia!), 2 weeks intensive language lessons and a work placement. I had a great time becoming more independent and experiencing the amazing local culture…also I feel living here and making friends with locals is the best way to learn Spanish and Catalan. Weekend were spent visiting all of the amazing sights Barcelona has to offer, getting in the thick of the local food, music and culture and taking trips to Montserrat, Sitges and other parts of Catalunya. I do think the work placement could of been more challenging but it was still a great investment in my future. I really enjoyed it!!

Rob A., Swindon College, U.K.Intern in Barcelona