Spain: EUSA Internship
A GVSU Internship Program
Tell me about this program
Open to: All majors
Madrid offers unparalleled opportunities for students seeking a professional internship in a Spanish-speaking workplace. Placements are available for undergraduates who would like to work in one of Madrid’s many businesses, galleries, museums, NGO’s, or other organizations.
The program begins with a three-week intensive Spanish language course that prepares students for full immersion in a Spanish-speaking workplace. The course meets for four hours every morning, five days a week. Class size is usually limited to eight students, and students may be placed in one of seven levels. In the afternoons, students participate in excursions and other cultural activities that introduce them to Spanish culture and Society.
Subsequently, students participate in an eight-week internship, working up to 40 hours a week in a professional setting appropriate for their academic major and career goals. Because the program is designed as a learning experience, the internships are unpaid.
When can I go?
Where will I live?
Interns live in a Spanish home and are provided breakfast and dinner during weekdays.
Who is eligible to participate?
How do I apply?
To apply for this program, log on to www.gvsu.edu/oasis to begin your online application.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2018
What credits will I receive?
Students will register for a total of 6 – 9 credits.
SPA 387: Spanish Language EUSA (3 credits)
Students register for SPA 387 prior to departure. The course may fulfill requirements toward a major in Spanish.
XXX 490 Internship OR SPA 388 Internship in Madrid (3 - 6 credits)
Students arrange to pursue coursework related to their internship under the supervision of a Grand Valley faculty member in their chosen field. A course designation is determined according to the disciplinary focus of the internship (e.g., ACC 490 Accounting Internship, etc.). Students seeking a practicum meeting professional licensing requirements should consult their advisor before applying to determine whether this program fulfills licensing requirements.
One course can be used towards one Issues requirement.
How much does the program cost?
Program Fee: $7,915
- Internship placement and supporting services
- Individual telephone pre-placement meeting
- Pre-departure orientation
- Family home stay, breakfast included
- Hotel accommodation for three nights during orientation
- On-site orientation in Madrid
- On-site placement interview
- On-site program management and emergency support
- Airport pick up for group designated flight
- Cross-cultural communication seminar taught by EUSA-contracted faculty
- Third party liability insurance
- Language courses at a local language academy (3 weeks)
- Transportation passes for each students (11.5 weeks)
- Cultural exploration activity programs
- GVSU Tuition 6 credits ($3,150)
- Additional meals ($1,320)
- Airfare (estimated at $1,000)
- Personal expenses ($400)
- Passport/photos ($140)
- ISIC ($28)
TOTAL PROJECTED COST (Program Fee + Other Expenses) = $13,953
All students considering study abroad should have their financial aid reevaluated regardless of whether they are currently receiving federal aid. See Career Services Internship scholarship. Early application for financial aid is strongly recommended.
Visit www.gvsu.edu/studyabroad for more information on these and other grants/scholarships.
EUSA Live, Intern, Learn Abroad Scholarship
PIC INTERNSHIP GRANT
Eligibility: Participate in an international internship. Based on financial need and academic excellence.
Amount: Up to $1,000
To apply, contact Elena Selezneva at email@example.com
Eligibility: Participate in a GVSU internship program. Based on financial need only. Must have FAFSA on file.
Amount: Approx. $1,500
No application required.
CAREER SERVICES INTERNSHIP AWARD
For more information, contact the GVSU Career Services Office: http://gvsu.edu/careers/career-center-internship-award-59.htm
Who can tell me more?
Padnos International Center
130 Lake Ontario Hall
All program information including courses, duration of program, dates, and other logistics are subject to change. Programs may be cancelled due to extenuating circumstances.