Spain: EUSA Internship

A GVSU Internship Program

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  • Spain: EUSA Internship Photo
  • Spain: EUSA Internship Photo

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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?

May 9 - July 21, 2018
(11.5 weeks total,
8 weeks of internship)

Where will I live?

Interns live in a Spanish home and are provided breakfast and dinner during weekdays.

Who is eligible to participate?

This program is open to all full-time, degree seeking students with at least 30 completed
credits. 2.5 GPA (undergraduates) or 3.0 GPA (graduates) required. For health science placements, students must have a 3.0 GPA and have taken at least one course related to the discipline.
Must have completed five semesters of college-level Spanish, or have equivalent proficiency, and completed prerequisites as determined by the department.

How do I apply?

To apply for this program, log on to to begin your online application.


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
Other Expenses
  • 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

Financial Aid

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 for more information on these and other grants/scholarships.

EUSA Live, Intern, Learn Abroad Scholarship

Amount: Up to $2,000

Eligibility: Participate in an international internship. Based on financial need and academic excellence.
Amount: Up to $1,000
To apply, contact Elena Selezneva at

Eligibility: Participate in a GVSU internship program. Based on financial need only. Must have FAFSA on file.
Amount: Approx. $1,500
No application required.

For more information, contact the GVSU Career Services Office:

Who can tell me more?

Elena Selezneva
Padnos International Center
130 Lake Ontario Hall

Madrid EUSA website

All program information including courses, duration of program, dates, and other logistics are subject to change. Programs may be cancelled due to extenuating circumstances.