Spain intern & study abroad programs


Programs Available in Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville

Be ready to walk in Spain…to the Metro, to the bus stop, to the various markets, to get a coffee, and to go out at night. Pretty steady walking in this country is the norm.  Throughout Spain there are massive centuries-old cathedrals and palaces (what seems to never make it in print is that they are almost always under construction).  It might seem boring but there are museums to visit, as well as cooking and flamenco dance classes to take. Salads are just dressed with oil and vinegar and salt, but somehow taste better than any salad you will make at home. 

We can’t write about Spain without mentioning the iconic and legendary nightlife: nothing really happens until midnight, at the earliest, and closing time is well after the sun comes up. Every club at some point will play songs from Grease and old Abba tunes, not kidding here, and there is no irony either. Our three program cities are below, chosen because we have found better internships in Spain in these cities.

Program Pricing

  • 1 Month$3,250
    (Teaching English Only)
  • 6-Weeks$3,670
    (Mid-May Only)
  • 2 Months$4,170
  • 3 Months$4,920
  • 4 Months$5,775
  • 5 Months$6,570
  • 6 Months$7,425

About Madrid, Spain

Visit the Cathedral of Madrid and the Royal Palace. Remember, you are walking, walking…the city is full of little ponds with statues and fountains. Don’t forget to capture these moments with photos! Attractions to add to your list: Palacio Real, Palacio de Santa Cruz, Iglesia de San Jose, and Palacio de Velazquez. 

Join one of the free city walking tours and you will see more, miss less. Spend some time just wandering through the Royal Botanical Garden and Retiro Park.  Have a picnic here, there are street artists mixed in with joggers mixed in with families.  While we love this important green space in Madrid, we’d rather you wander during the day, not at night.  

There are public gardens everywhere, even in the main Train Station, “Atocha!” Watch a soccer game if you are with us between the months of September – April, and feel like a local when you walk into the world famous Bernabeu Stadium where soccer Club Real Madrid plays.

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About Barcelona, Spain

Our top touristy thing to do here, hands down, is Park Guell. The artwork by Gaudi is astounding and there is an unbeatable view of the city. Think whimsical and mosaic colorful tile – Disneyland combined with an adult doll house – and you get the picture. Have a backpack picnic outside the King’s Palace and watch the fountain light show dance in tune with the music. Street performers line the streets as you walk on to the Olympic stadium

Night time is best as everything is lit up. Like all places in Spain with a beach, you can lay out topless here ladies, a plus for some, quite uncomfortable for others, but there you have it. Enjoy more walking around the antique looking Gothic Quarter to eat tapas and drink whatever you fancy until you are nicely stuffed, Spain style. Sagrada Familia is stunning as well, but seems to have been under construction for years.

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About Seville, Spain

More walking here but at least it’s flat!  Even better, the historic center has recently been turned into pedestrian streets only. Rental bikes, too, are a real option in this city, with some of the narrowest streets and a public transportation system that is more chaotic than Madrid or Barcelona. 

Spring in Seville is a cliché for a reason – orange blossoms and eating outside and full day long trips to the beach become your new normal. Add Semana Santa and the Feria, and this really is one of the better times to be here. Think skin tight flamenco dresses, horse carriages and sherry sipping out of a boda bag.

The tapeo, going out for tapas, makes you feel Sevillano and there are over 1,000 tapas bars to choose from.  Our favorites are the local haunts with Spanish grandpas sipping Mahou beer or sherry, but there are many a modern version too.  Eating around like this is a way of life here, one you will try hard to replicate when you return home.  Let us know if you are successful.

In addition to internship programs, Sevilla also hosts our only study abroad program in Spain. 

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Why Should You Choose Adelante Abroad?

Internship programs offered in eight International Locations

Over 30 career fields available – Guaranteed Placements

1 to 6 Month programs available year-round

Gap Year opportunities for high school graduates, freshmen & sophomores

Accommodations included with your own private room

Affordable programs for students, recent grads & more

Hear From Our Candidates​

This experience has truly been a life-changing moment for me. There was definitely a culture shock when I first arrived as far as the language barrier goes, but as time went on I feel that I have improved in my spanish speaking abilities as well as the desire to continue to study the language as I return home. I have been able to learn so much between my classes, attending my internship at my Clinica, meeting people from all over, and exploring all of the beauty and culture Spain has to offer. I can confidently say that this entire experience has allowed me to grow so much as an individual. 

My [medical] internship has been a big part of my journey. I feel that this experience has allowed me to gain more independence and help build confidence. I was able to work alongside and learn from so many incredible healthcare professionals who have inspired me in many different ways. The staff continually stressed the importance of education and implementing hands-on practice in order to build self-confidence within the healthcare field. Not only was I able to utilize and practice many skills that I have learned in my own nursing practice in the States, but I was also able to gain a new perspective within the healthcare system in Spain. It has been so interesting to see the many similarities and differences between healthcare practice in Spain versus nursing practice in the States.

Thank you for all your guidance and support during my time abroad! I am so grateful to Adelante for giving me the opportunity to experience something that was very much out of my comfort zone, but in turn, gave me a whole new outlook on the world and allowed me to build lifelong friendships that I will forever cherish. 

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Caitlin B., University of St Thomas, Minnesota

My Law internship in Spain was a phenomenal one. I feel that by taking this internship I was able to see things more clearly with what I wanted to accomplish. My internship was extremely unique because not only did I learn a lot with a lawyer at his office, I got hands-on experience by attending court proceedings and elections for the lawyer society of Madrid. He took me in as his ward and introduced me to countless attornies, businessmen, and people who share a similar mentality of professionalism as we do, which was much appreciated.

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Christian S., California State University Long Beach
Law Intern,

Interning in Spain has always been a dream of mine ever since I learned Spanish and Adelante was able to make it a reality. They helped out with all the steps when it came to location, housing and work placement. I was able to not only gain relevant work experience in my field, but also connect and make friends with people from all parts of the world, put my Spanish skills to the test and grow as a person. I highly recommend everyone to take the chance and go out of their comfort zone by studying or interning abroad.

Andrew G. Barcelona engineering intern
Andrew G., Iowa State University
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