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Absolutely loved my internship
My internship was a ton of fun and I learned so much about myself and how to be self sufficient in a working environment.
The communication from the program was horrible and there were only two people that I honestly thought were interested or really took the time to get to know the students, the rest gave off the vibe it was a waste of time being around the students and were no where near helpful.
It was an interesting neighborhood and had great access to metro but especially in comparison to the other apartments students were living in ours was not nice.
Any significant Immersion I really had was of my own findings. The program only provided a few activities which lasted on average less than an hour. And every time it just felt like we were a tour group not like we were immersing.
Overall as long as you're always aware of the people around you and cautious I dont think safety is a problem. Several people in the program did get pick pocketed but there was no serious crime.
I got really sick and went to the clinic they told me to but there was no translator and even though it really was not a problem because I speak well enough, it would have been comforting to have someone reexplain the diagnosis to me in English.
The bunkers. Absolutely. The best panoramic views of the entire city and incredible history.
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World Internships in Spain ups and downs in Barcelona
Reviewed by Erin O'Connor on .
Barcelona is definitely a metropolitan city, and although I was warned this, I was unprepared for the city itself. It isn't like New York, where everyone can communicate (for the most part...) with you, and the cultures you see are much closer to things you might see any given place in America. The good thing about living in a city like Barcelona is that every little thing you do is something to be proud of, whether you speak the language or not, is something to be proud of! Going to the post office, getting somewhere new in a different neighborhood, or even just getting back to the airport on public transit, are all things that, for someone new in the city, are things that take premedidation and some assistance. So when I look back, Barcelona is not a place I need to ever live, but it is an experience that has changed me, and made me stronger. I learned what I can handle, and how I respond to things, and that I still need to broaden my world view.
World Internships in Spain Amazing Experience
Reviewed by Gabriella Farfan on .
The greatest 6 weeks of my life were in Barcelona. The World Internships team helped me so much with applying for my internships and helped me find a place. They posted activities to do on the weekends when I wasn't working. And the city did not disappoint. There was so much to do and so many places to see. From the beautiful building of Gaudi to the busy streets of Las Ramblas. My homestay mom was a wonderful cook and extremely friendly, like all the Barcelonians were. This was an unforgettable trip and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
World Internships in Spain Lovely!
Reviewed by Jessica Gunther on .
My 6 weeks in Barcelona was a great experience. There is so much to see and do here and so much variety! There really is truly something for everyone. The program provided many different activities to get to know the city a little better and they really made sure that you were comfortable. There was a nice personal orientation when I first arrived that did more than just give me maps and basic information about the city and my internship details. They provided me information about the culture and norms and made me really think about my goals for my time here. They were willing to help with anything. About 2 weeks in, I had a check up meeting with one of the directors. And finally, during the last week they helped me reflect on my time here and helped tremendously with how to put this experience on my resume, what to say in interviews and made me really think about my experience. Also, each visit we had a delicious meal or coffee that they paid for! The included Spanish class was also a good deal. Although it was only a week since I was only here for 6 weeks, it helped me brush up on the language and it is a chance to meet new people. My internship was better than I expected. I thought that I would be doing menial "intern" tasks which at sometimes I was just doing basic organization but I got to help with large important projects also. My supervisor was really nice and she really made me feel welcomed and part of the clinic where I was interning at. However, the actual tasks I was doing was not really related to the actual field I signed up for (nutrition/health). Yes I was in a health clinic but I was doing more marketing, administration, and accounting tasks. Nevertheless it was a great experience and I still learned a LOT. Definitely worth it if you have the time and money to do this!
World Internships in Spain A Life Changing Experience Filled with Memories
Reviewed by Zoran Pavlovic on .
Great program with great resources to get you in touch with wonderful study abroad opportunities. They really do a lot on their part of getting you placed with the best internship but it is also up to you to express specifically your interests and what fields you want to work in. That way World Internships can tailor an internship just for you.
My medical internship was great I definitely got to improve my medical knowledge and Spanish proficiency simultaneously. I got rotate through various medical departments and visit patients with the doctor I was shadowing followed by a follow up explanation of the patients' conditions and possible courses of action. It was a very educational and humbling experience.
Barcelona, and Spain in general, is a beautiful country with so much culture and history in addition to modern attractions and vibrant nightlife. It is also located close to many popular travel destinations such as Paris or Rome, making travel and experiencing Europe quite easy.
I met some of the greatest people and shared some of the best memories during my internship. I have to thank World Internships for helping me have one of the best summers of my life.
World Internships in Spain The more I travel, the more I realize we are all the same.
Reviewed by Shawna Riggio on .
Although people are from different places, the makeup of our souls and the essence that makes us emote are the same. We are more alike than we realize. It is our perceptions and stereotypes that separate us, not the realities.
World Internships in Spain Deep end of the pool
Reviewed by Mansoor Tanweer on .
World Internships provided me with a placement at a luxury magazine called Le CITY Deluxe. I was astonished at how much responsibility they were willing to give me right from the beginning. Most unpaid internships seem to want to put interns in the corner somewhere and tell them not to break anything. Not with Le CITY Deluxe. I am very glad to have been placed there by World Internships, and am still continually astounded at my experience even as I look back at it.