Valencia is the third largest city in Spain and is located on the Mediterranean Sea. Founded over two thousand years ago, this city is a mix of the old and the new, fast-paced and laid back, with brilliant vibrancy and subtle details, making it the perfect place to carry out a professional internship!
Living in Valencia is much easier than Barcelona or Madrid as it’s a geographically small city. Most places are within walking distance and there is a great transportation network with underground rail and buses. Valencia is also connected to other top Spanish destinations, such as Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville, via a high-speed railway!
Valencia is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe, due to its relaxed coastal town vibe along with all the amenities of a large city. Its vibrant locals embrace life and are often out until late in the evening and early morning. With a Mediterranean climate, Valencia has mild winters and long, hot summers! It’s famous for being a cultural city with strong influences in science, education, business and the arts.
Don’t miss the opportunity to experience life in one of Spain’s most authentic cities!
⦁ Pre-Departure Support including Internship Goal-Setting
⦁ Visa & Immigration Advising and support
⦁ Arrival Orientation
⦁ Welcome Dinner
⦁ Airport Pick-up
⦁ On-site Staff Support
⦁ Regular feedback meetings with EZC Study Abroad advisor to track internship goals progress
⦁ 24/7 Emergency Assistance
⦁ International Health Insurance
⦁ Farewell Event
⦁ Volunteer Opportunities
⦁ Excursions and activities
⦁ Health and Safety support
⦁ Advantage – Access to EZC’s Exclusive Program for returning students including free webinars, online resources and more focused on how to use your experience abroad to further your career development in the future.
The expert team of advisors at EZC Study Abroad will work with you to clearly define your objectives for your internship. The internship can be based on your chosen field of study but can also be in a different field if you wish to explore this.
EZC Study Abroad has a number of regular host companies that we work with on an ongoing basis and we also source new host companies based on a student’s requirements.
An EZC Study Abroad advisor on the ground in Spain will hold regular meetings with you (every 2 weeks) to obtain feedback on your internship progress. Meetings will also be held with your supervisor at the host company.
This is a non-credit based internship but credit may be applied by speaking to your home institution beforehand.
All interns will participate in the International Work Culture Seminars. Designed to help students succeed in their internship but also prepare for their future career, seminar topics will vary and cover soft skills, employer hiring practices, improving professional communication skills, building a professional social media profile, and adapting to work environments. Guest speakers and career-focused field trips and activities will be an important part of the experience.
Week 1: Introduction to Working Culture in Spain
Week 2: Intercultural Communication
Week 3: Guest Lecture – Local Spanish Business with a focus on Exports & Internationalization
Week 4: Corporate Social Responsibility
Week 5: Leadership in Business – The Key Components
Week 6: Guest Lecture – Social Entrepreneurship
Week 7: How to present your Intern Abroad experience to prospective employers
Week 8: Social Media & Me – How your online footprint can impact your future career
Your social and residential experience abroad is just as important as your internship. We understand that to make the most of your short time in residence it is important that you take every opportunity to meet and live with others. We will encourage you to integrate with other international and Spanish students and interns.
As an EZC Student you have the option to live in self-catering house-share accommodation operated by our sister organization EazyCity. We have several properties in Valencia city center and you will share with other international students, interns or professionals.
We also offer the opportunity to live with a host family in Valencia. This offers a great way to meet and integrate with a local family with the option of having evening meals included. If you would like more information on staying with a host family during your internship please don’t hesitate to contact us!
|Online Application Due Date||Friday, October 11, 2019||Supplemental Documents Deadline||Friday, November 1, 2019||Confirmation Deposit Due/Withdraw Deadline||Friday, November 15, 2019||Final Forms & Full Program Fee Due||Monday, December 16, 2019||Arrival to Valencia & check-in to housing||Wednesday, January 15, 2020||Tour of the city, orientation incl. Intro to Working Culture in Spain seminar and activities||Thursday & Friday, January 16 – 17, 2020||OPTIONAL Excursion to Barcelona||Saturday & Sunday, January 18 – 19, 2020||Introduction to Internship Company||Monday, January 20, 2020||Internship Begins||Tuesday, January 21, 2020||OPTIONAL Excursion to London||Friday afternoon to late Sunday, June 21 – 23, 2019||OPTIONAL Weekend Excursion to London||Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8 (Please note only students participating in this excursion may be absent from their internship on this Friday)||OPTIONAL Weekend Excursion to Ibiza||Friday, March 20 – Sunday, March 22||Internship Ends||Friday, April 3, 2020||Housing Check-Out & Departure||Saturday, April 4, 2020|