Why Intern Abroad?

There are so many benefits of an internship abroad, where do we start?

  • Real World Professional Experience

  • Increased Independence and Massive Personal Growth

  • Language Acquisition

  • Cultural Immersion

  • Our favorite: STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD WHEN YOU GET BACK HOME

Internships for the Independent Traveler

It’s going to get uncomfortable. However, we know this is where most learning happens. We have in-country staff who speak English and provide support along with the Adelante HQ in California. Still, you will be moving around independently by design. Yes, your classes, internship, and housing are all set up for you, however the rest is up to you. Will you stay in your room, go on your computer all the time, or will you take a few steps out into the unknown and live, learn, and experience life abroad? We provide a very well set up “open door”; it is up to you to walk through it.

Our programs include much more than a professional internship in your desired career field. You are also provided with quality housing, social & cultural events, professional career training, and full-time local support. All aspects of the program are designed to enhance your professional and personal development, and to allow you to experience diverse cultures in a new way.

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Hear What Our Candidates Have to Say

Gwendolyn V., New York University, USA

I initially got in contact with Adelante because of a lack of graduate student internships offered in my Master’s program. When I heard that they had so many different types of internships, specifically a dedicated translation internship, I decided I had to take the leap and just go for it.

Madrid is an absolutely amazing city, I would 100% come back here. Adelante took care of all the housing and internship placement which was SO nice. My apartment was much bigger than the apartment I have back home and it was in the perfect location.

Honestly, I got so lucky that I found Adelante. They did all the planning, apartment-hunting, interviewing and arrangements for me so that I could focus on just enjoying my experience. The internship was great, I learned so much and now I have something truly impressive to put on my resume when I get home. If you want a truly unique summer experience and a rigorous internship, Adelante is for you.

Gwendolyn V., New York University, USA
Sam K., University of British Colombia, USA

I had an awesome time with Adelante! This was my first time in Europe and they definitely helped me to have a great time.

All the staff that I talked to were super helpful, both while I was applying and during my stay. The housing was awesome. I was living right in the center of the city, which was incredible, there was so much to do nearby.

I worked for a financial consulting company that analyzed the US stock market. I didn’t know anything about the market before I came, but working in the office for 6 months definitely helped me pick up a few things, although I would have liked to learn more.

All in all, I highly recommend Adelante. I personally feel that living abroad is an experience that everyone should have, and Adelante is a pretty awesome way to do just that.

Sam K., University of British Colombia, USA
Jordan S., University of Arkansas- Fayetteville, USA

I participated in the ecology and countryside management branches at the SRUC Oatridge campus. The lecturers that provided me with projects were so incredibly helpful. Anytime I needed help or had a question there was ALWAYS someone there who went above and beyond to make sure my question was answered. Throughout my time there, I learned a lot about the ecology of Scotland and how it differs from the environment that I am used to at home. I also made some lasting friendships with some of the locals that I met while staying in the dorms. Scotland is full of experiences for any type of person, and it was an experience that I would urge more people to take part in.

Jordan S., University of Arkansas- Fayetteville, USA
Maya R., Gap Year Student, Washington DC, USA

I had a great time in Madrid! I already speak Spanish, so I was able to live with four girls from various countries and communicate entirely in Spanish (some of them didn’t speak English at all). My internship shadowing [a local doctor] was wonderful and I learned so much about psychology and psychiatry. I sat in on most of [their] sessions, received lessons during free time, and even conducted a few one-on-one sessions with patients on my own.

The social-life was also great, I fell in love with Madrid as a city and can’t wait to go back as soon as possible!

Maya R., Gap Year Student, Washington DC, USA

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