Looking to gain international work experience while traveling Europe and immersing yourself in the Spanish culture? This program is for you! Our participants intern throughout Madrid at companies, NGOs, and organizations relevant to their future career goals. Our students intern full-time and learn what it really means to live and work in Madrid!
This program allows you to live in traditional Madrid accommodations while making friends with other program participants. You'll live in zone 1 of the city and commute to your internship each weekday. You'll experience the true Spanish way of life with the option to travel Europe on the weekends!
"This summer has been the best of my life and has helped me grow so much both personally and professionally. I had the opportunity to immerse myself in Spanish culture, travel throughout Europe, gain valuable work experience, and see what it is like to live and work in another country -- something that I now definitely plan to pursue in the future. Being able to have this kind of experience while still in college was never a part of my plan, but is now something that I wouldn't give up for anything." - Ally Gormley; Madrid Program Summer 2017
In a survey of students who had undergone an international experience:
98% say they are now more aware of their own cultural values and biases
96% report higher levels of confidence
97% report that being abroad served as a catalyst for increased maturity
64% of employers think international experience is important for recruitment
Students who have international experience are 23% less likely to face long-term unemployment than those without
Almost 1 in 10 students who completed a job placement abroad has started a company
64% of employers said that graduates with an international background are more often given greater professional responsibility
*according to The Erasmus Impact study by the European Commission 2014
Madrid's gorgeous summer weather will have you missing the city year round. The sunshine greets you in the morning and will still be around late into the evening. Madrid has very little rainfall and the average temperature during our summer program is 25°C (76°F).
Simply taking a quick walk from Sol to Museo del Prado to Buen Retiro Park will show you this city’s beauty and character. Continue down Gran Via to see the iconic Schweppes building and end by Plaza Mayor to truly experience Madrid’s charm.
The US Dollar to Euro is currently at a rate of 1.11 USD to 1 Euro - a very close exchange rate. Madrid is also a relatively cheap city to live in - a metro card for the month is around 20 Euro and an average dinner is about 12 Euro.
Madrid is incredibly well connected to the rest of Spain and Europe as a whole, making it easy to explore other cities by booking a trip via bus, train, or plane. Weekend excursions are perfect for those who love traveling.
Madrid is one of Europe's largest financial centers and the largest in Spain. It is the 3rd largest metropolis in the EU by population and 4th by GDP. Madrid is home to leading employers such as Telefónica, Iberia, and Prosegur. Additionally, Madrid was recently ranked 7th among 36 cities as an attractive base to do business.