- BENEFITS Why GE
- INCLUDES What to Expect
- CAREERS Available Fields
- ELIGIBILITY Am I Eligible?
- TESTIMONIALS What Others Are Saying
- NEXT STEPS Fees & How to Apply
- CURRENT INTERN? Access the intern portal here
Located in the northeast of Spain and bordering the beautiful Mediterranean, it offers internship program participants a unique environment to gain invaluable Spanish language skills and professional work experience. With over 500 million Spanish speakers around the globe, improving your Spanish gives you a competitive edge as you move forward in your career.
Join Global Experiences for a language and internship program in Barcelona while sampling a variety of authentic tapas and real Mediterranean paella. Imagine yourself walking through the birthplace of legendary architect Antoni Gaudi, discovering the ancient and unique language of Catalan, and immersing yourself in one of the world's most lively cultures.
As the economic epicenter of the Catalonia region of Spain, Barcelona boasts a booming job market and vibrant social scene unlike any other in Europe. Internship placements are available in a wide range of career fields. All placements are fully customized to each participant based on individual career goals. Acceptance is competitive and based on your Spanish language proficiency and relevant work experience.
Yes, you can earn academic credit for this program. The best credit option will be determined by your home university and academic advisor, and we can work with you to determine if credit through your school is possible. The other way is to earn independent credit from our US-based affiliate university, Eastern Washington University. We will work with you and your school to attain credit if possible and help you navigate the process.
The following is a schedule of Dates & Fees for the internships.
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Our comprehensive internship program in Barcelona provides much more than just your customized guaranteed internship. We focus heavily on matching you with the best employer so you have a great practical work experience but we also include a range of other program components to make sure you have an excellent overall experience.
Guaranteed Custom Internship Placement
At Global Experiences, we guarantee placement to all participants accepted into its internship programs. Unlike traditional recruitment companies, we work with each applicant on a one-to-one basis to understand their expectations and match them with the best employer in their prospective career field. By getting to know each individual applicant, learning their academic background, career objectives, language proficiency (where relevant) and overall expectations for their experience abroad, we are able to place each individual in a work environment that will help them gain valuable work experience abroad. We help each prospective intern create an effective resume, professionally prepare for an interview with potential employers, and psychologically prepare for their experience living and working abroad.
Intensive Spanish Language Training
Your program will begin with full time intensive Spanish language training in a group environment. Each program participant will receive 20 sessions per week of intensive Spanish language training during the first part of the program, in a group setting at our accredited language school in Barcelona. Language length depends on each program type. Program participants will take part in full immersion style studying in which classes are taught only in Spanish. Our language partner is located in a modern, fully equipped building in the heart of Barcelona. Interns will be within easy access to public transportation and world-class attractions. Please inquire with our staff about gaining university credit for language training, the internship, or both. All participants will be issued with an official certificate of completion of their Spanish classes to be used when applying for credit with your home university.
Excursions and Social Events
Global Experiences wants you to work hard and also play hard with our excursion and activities calendar designed for you to maximize your time abroad. You can travel independently or with fellow interns, using Global Experiences travel resources to compliment your social calendar. Consult one of our program coordinators to learn what is included in your program of interest (it depends on the time of year). All programs include a variety of social opportunities to make the most of your time in Barcelona.
The program includes furnished student accommodation for the duration of your program. You will live in a single room in a shared apartment with other students. Apartments have a kitchen and bathroom, and most household amenities are provided for you.
Other Important Inclusions
- Optional academic credit provided by accredited US university. Inquire further with a program consultant
- Travel Medical Insurance (Emergency Medical + Personal Liability) valid for the length of your program
- International Mobile Phone
- Internet access at the language school
- On the ground support & 24/7 emergency contact
- Information and assistance obtaining required visa (as necessary)
- Welcome social event and orientation meeting
- Extensive pre-departure information provided by enrollment coordinator and online portal
- Dedicated program coordinator to prepare you for your program
Career Fields Available in
We offer a wide range of career field options in . If you do not see yours listed below please contact a program consultant as we are able to find placements in other areas.
Career Fields in Barcelona
Barcelona Internship Program Eligibility
Participants for the Barcelona internship program are required to be 19-30 years of age, have some Spanish language experience, and some relevant coursework in their preferred internship career field. US applicants must also be a current university student or a very recent graduate to secure the required visa.
Global Experiences can accept those listed below into the Barcelona Program. If you are uncertain regarding your eligibility please inquire with a program consultant.
The following chart provides more detailed information regarding program eligibility (including Global Experiences and Country visa requirements):
|For a stay under 90 days
No Visa Required
|Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Ecuador, United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, Saint-Marin, Singapore, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela||
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Our Placement Process
We excel at matching each intern with the best employer by learning about you and your expectations of your experience abroad. There is not another group or company that does this as well as Global Experiences.
Finding the career that is right for you is a journey that may last a lifetime. Global Experiences will help you identify your personal and professional interests and skills while affording you an opportunity to apply those in a real world work environment.
Global Experiences does not place you with just any company, but rather walks you through a comprehensive consultation to understand your academic background, learning and career objectives, language proficiency (where relevant), and whether you are interested primarily in the cultural travel experience or the professional development opportunity. Getting to know you and understanding all of these variables helps Global Experiences identify the internship that will best serve your needs and expectations.
We work with thousands of employers worldwide covering a broad range of academic and career fields. Once you inquire with Global Experiences, we learn as much about you and convey the types of placements that are available. We are generally able to let you know in our first contact whether you are a good candidate for our program. As we guarantee our internships, Global Experiences will not accept you into the program unless we are confident about finding a suitable placement.
Once you are accepted into the program and pay your program deposit, Global Experiences will immediately begin formalizing your internship placement. We will work with you to create an effective resume, prepare for an interview, and organize the documentation required to secure your visa. All participants will have access to a portal of pre-departure information that will help prepare you for your Global Experience.
The following is a schedule of Dates & Fees for the internships.
How to Apply
While career development and true cultural immersion are lifelong endeavors, we make the process of securing an international internship quick and easy. Five simple steps and you will be involved in an unforgettable experience that will truly give you an edge in life.