Internship and Service Learning Summer in Alicante, Spain
Providing unique learning experiences for North American university students since 1969
Summer-long internships allow you to gain professional experience while improving your Spanish. Internships and service learning opportunities allow you access to the work culture and daily life of local citizens, often hidden to students studying abroad, and to more fully integrate into the local culture.
When applying for an internship or service learning project, you have the benefit of specifying what you would like your internship to look like. Spanish Studies will strive to match you with the best available placement to help you integrate into alicantino work culture.
Internships focus upon practical experience in a local business, while service learning projects focus on engagement in the local culture through community service in a local organization. The curricula of the Alicante Internship programs are centered around your individual work experience. Complementary courses help you to work through the linguistic and cultural challenges you may run into while in the field.
Why choose this program?
Fields of Placement
Spanish Studies will work hard to match you with an appropriate placement to meet your interests. Students have completed placements in a variety of fields including legal offices, Greenpeace, television production, journalism, education, and more.
Some fields you may want to think of when applying:
Choose your term
Choose your courses
What are you spending your program fee on?
For a specific price for this program please reach out to us, as fees vary depending on the destination.
What does the program fee include?
Special Dietary Needs
Students with food allergies, intolerances, or other medical conditions that require a special diet may incur an extra fee to cover related dietary expenses. Please contact Spanish Studies for additional details.
All fees are in U.S. dollars and based on current exchange rates. Any considerable decrease in the value of the dollar will affect fees.
How much spending money should I budget for?
These costs are merely orientative*
This plan estimates personal and miscellaneous expenses at approximately $175 per week.
If you need to travel to a consulate for the purpose of obtaining a visa before your program abroad (semester students only), remember to budget for that travel expense.
Some students will spend more and others will spend less, of course. Consider your lifestyle and budget accordingly.
The “Short Term” estimate is for one 3.5 week program; if you are participating in two, multiply by two.
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Meet your Resident Director
My role is to provide you with the necessary resources with which to maximize your experience in Alicante. You will choose courses to satisfy your intellectual and academic requirements. Extracurricular activities supplement your coursework, allowing you to live the culture as you further your own interests. These activities include dance, theater, sports, cooking, volunteering, tutoring in English, etc. The key is to find a good combination of study and leisure so that you may achieve your individual objectives and benefit each day from this unique experience.