Internship in Valencia – Summer

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APPLICATION DEADLINE

8 Week Internship in Valencia
SUMMER 1

GPA REQUIREMENT:

2.0

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION:

Spanish / English

AVG COURSE LOAD:

n/a

APPLICATION DEADLINE

8 Week Internship in Valencia
SUMMER 2

OVERVIEW

Why Valencia?

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!

What’s included

⦁ Pre-Departure Support including Internship Goal-Setting
⦁ Visa & Immigration Advising and support
⦁ Arrival Orientation
⦁ Welcome Dinner
⦁ Housing
⦁ 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

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.

INTERNSHIP

Eligibility

Minimum GPA: 2.0

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

HOUSING

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.

Amenities:

  • Shared bedroom: sharing with one other person of same gender  *Private bedroom option also available
  • Kitchen/living areas are shared with a maximum of 7 others
  • While some apartments are equipped with shared bathrooms, apartment residences with en-suite facilities for those who wish to have their own private bathroom are available at a supplement
  • Fully furnished kitchen, a comfortable lounge area, heating, television, laundry facilities and internet access
  • EazyCity offers a 24 hour emergency phone number and a full maintenance service

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!

Life in Valencia

Living in Valencia offers a host of benefits: good weather, lively atmosphere, it’s on the coast, and best of all, you save a lot more for your money comparing to life in a larger city.

Madrid and Barcelona are big places, and as anyone who has lived in a big city knows, travelling even to meet friends means catching the subway or the bus for a long trip across the city. Living in Valencia is much easier as it’s a geographically small city. Most places are within walking distance and there is a great transport network with underground rail and buses everywhere

Valencia has everything you need without the stress of big city life!

Valencia has great museums such as the City of Arts and Science, hosts one of the best universities in the country, and offers financial districts, business centers and super-fast internet.

The Las Fallas festival is an undiscovered experience, including fireworks (some of the best in the world), the infamous Mascleta, and The Fallas, enormous statues (35-50 feets high) which are burned to the ground in the Cremà. If you love culture and want to see Spain at its best, check out this festival!

Excursions

EZC Study Abroad includes 4 excursions/activities in this program:

  • Paella Cooking Class
  • Day trip to Alicante
  • Traditional Flamenco Dance show
  • Mercado Central Visit and food testing

EZC SUPPORT

Our experienced team will provide you with the best pre-departure advice and assistance as well as support on-site which is second to none. We understand that this may be the first time for you to travel outside of your home country; you can be assured that our EZC on site staff will be on hand to make the transition from home a smooth experience to allow you to get the most from this life-changing opportunity. At EZC we also focus on making the most of your Intern Abroad experience once you have returned with a series of free webinars and online resources to help you understand how promoting this experience can help in your future career path.

Carissa Hoitenga
University Relations Coordinator, EZC Study Abroad
Nicoletta Marchionne
International Programs Coordinator, EZC Study Abroad

EZC team members are available to you at all times through a 24/7 emergency phone number. They will run the unique Live Life Abroad program, lead excursions, assist with housing and provide full support during the internship process.

FEES AND DATES

Application Due DateFriday, February 15, 2019
Supplemental Documents DeadlineFriday, March 8, 2019
Confirmation Deposit Due/Withdraw DeadlineFriday, March 22, 2019
Final Forms & Full Program Fee DueMonday, April 22, 2019
  
Arrival to Valencia & check-in to housingWednesday, May 22, 2019
Tour of the city, orientation incl. Intro to Working Culture in Spain seminar and activitiesThursday & Friday , May 23 – 24, 2019
OPTIONAL Excursion to BarcelonaSaturday & Sunday, May 25 – 26, 2019
Students meet their employer accompanied by an EZC staff memberMonday, May 27, 2019
Internship BeginsTuesday, May 28, 2019
OPTIONAL Excursion to IbizaFriday afternoon to late Sunday, June 21 – 23, 2019

OPTIONAL Weekend Excursion to London

Early Friday to late Sunday, July 5 – 7, 2019 (*Only students on the excursion may miss their internship Friday)
Internship EndsFriday, July 19, 2019
Housing Check-Out & DepartureSaturday, July 20, 2019
Price$4,000

PLEASE NOTE: Single bedroom option is available and the total program price will be $4,450 in this case.

Full Payment Due not later than 30 days prior to program start date

Application Due DateFriday,  March 8, 2019
Supplemental Documents DeadlineFriday, March 29, 2019
Confirmation Deposit Due/Withdraw DeadlineFriday, April 15, 2019
Final Forms & Full Program Fee DueMonday, May 13, 2019
  
Arrival to Valencia & check-in to housingWednesday, June 12, 2019
Tour of the city, orientation incl. Intro to Working Culture in Spain seminar and activitiesThursday & Friday , June 13 – 14, 2019
OPTIONAL Excursion to BarcelonaSaturday & Sunday, June 15 – 16, 2019
Students meet their employer accompanied by an EZC staff memberMonday, June 17, 2019
Internship BeginsTuesday, June 18, 2019
OPTIONAL Excursion to IbizaFriday afternoon to late Sunday, June 21 – 23, 2019

OPTIONAL Weekend Excursion to London

Early Friday to late Sunday, July 5 – 7, 2019 (*Only students on the excursion may miss their
internship Friday)
Internship EndsFriday, August 9, 2019
Housing Check-Out & DepartureSaturday, August 10, 2019
Price$4,000

PLEASE NOTE: Single bedroom option is available and the total program price will be $4,450 in this case.

Full Payment Due not later than 30 days prior to program start date