||apply now8-week Fixed Date Internship Program
|MINIMUM AGE:||18 (and high school graduate)|
|ACCOMMODATIONS:||Apartments or student residences
|LANGUAGE OF INTERNSHIP:||English or Spanish; one year of high school Spanish or the equivalent recommended|
|ACADEMIC PROGRAM:||Gap students participating in the fixed date internship program in Seville can participate in one or more of the four available start dates (see list below). Placements are available in a wide variety of areas; for more information, see the 'Placements' tab.
|ACCEPTANCE TO U.S. UNIVERSITY REQUIRED:||No|
|DATES & PRICES:||Summer 1, 2017:||May 31 - July 29, 2017||$5,500|
|Summer 2, 2017:||June 21 - August 19, 2017||$5,500|
|Fall 2017:||August 30 - October 28, 2017||$5,500|
||January 10 - March 10, 2018||$5,500|
|Fall 2018:||September 12 - November 10, 2018||$5,450|
If you are coming to Spain for the first time, be warned: this is a country that fast becomes an addiction. You’ll be hooked by the celebration of some local fiesta, or the amazing nightlife in Madrid, by the Moorish monuments of Andalucía, by Basque cooking or the wild landscapes and birds of prey of Extremadura. And by then, of course, you will have noticed that there is not just one Spain, but many. Indeed, Spaniards often speak of Las Españas (the Spains) and they even talk of the capital in the plural – Los Madriles, the Madrids.
This regionalism is an obsession, and perhaps the most significant change to the country over recent decades has been the creation of seventeen autonomías – autonomous regions – with their own governments, budgets and cultural ministries. The old days of a unified nation, governed with a firm hand from Madrid, seem to have gone forever, as the separate kingdoms that made up the original Spanish state reassert themselves. And the differences are evident wherever you look: in language, culture and artistic traditions, in landscapes and cityscapes, attitudes and politics.
Seville, capital of Andalusia and Spain’s 4th largest city, is located between the Sierra Morena mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoying culture from the Romans, Visigoths, Muslims, Jews and Christians throughout the ages, and serving as the focal point of the Spanish Renaissance, Seville is rich in history and tradition. When visiting Seville one can experience the city as it was centuries ago. The lovely winding streets and active public squares of the Barrio Santa Cruz allow the visitor insight into the oldest portion of the city, and the list of monuments and historic sites is seemingly endless. The Tower of Gold once served as landmark for arriving ships and Seville’s amazing Cathedral houses the tomb of Christopher Columbus. The 12th century Moorish palace, the Alcázar, is the oldest palace-fortress still in use by European royalty. While studying, exploring the streets, visiting museums, or soaking up Spanish culture, API intern participants in Seville gain a broad experience.
Why Intern in Seville, Spain?
- English-and-Spanish speaking internships
- Smaller city offering a more intimate intern experience
- Heart of business in southern Spain
- Cosmopolitan city with numerous cultural offerings
- World-famous spring festivals
- Great weather
- More than 2,000 years of culture and art
- History and ambiance on every corner
- Bull ring where Carmen opera took place
- Third largest cathedral in the world
- One hour to the beach
- Flamenco, bullfights, and rich Spanish tradition
Earn College Credit
API has partnered with the Center for International Programs at Siena College to offer students the opportunity to earn academic credit for the 8-Week Fixed Date Internship Program. Siena College is a private liberal arts college located in Loudonville, NY. Throughout the program, students will be in contact with a Siena College professor and will be given various assignments to complete in conjunction with the internship placement. At the end of the program, an official Siena College transcript will be issued to the student.
- Course:BUDV781 – Global Career Development Internship
- Credit: 6 credit hours issued as a letter grade
- Tuition: $500
Course description: This course explores the role of culture and international work experience in shaping students personally and professionally for their future careers. Through assignments and reflection exercises, students will learn about global communication, competence, cultural understanding, and soft skills gained through the challenges and opportunities of living and working abroad. The course encourages students to integrate their academic coursework with their work experiences, career development goals, and their personal skills and values.