UMW in Spain Internships
|Aimed towards students interested in a high-impact introduction to the business industry in a Spanish context, this program offers professional skill development and focuses on students interested in areas such as:
Students may choose between home-stays and lodgings in the Universidad de Deusto dormitory, Colegio Mayor Deusto. Home stays include a single room, three daily meals, laundry, bed linens, and towels. Wi-Fi access is also avaialble. The cost of home stays is €1.600 for the 8-week internship program.
Residence halls provide individual bathrooms, three daily meals, bed linens, towels, laundry facilities, a library, study room, TV room, computer lab, and gym. Free Wi-FI is also available. The cost of the Colegio Mayor Deusto option is €2.400 for the duration of the 8-week internship program.
Students will earn up to 6 transfer credits for the 8-week internship. Placements will depend upon availability, and both the candidate’s statement of intention and academic background will be taken into consideration. Guarantees cannot be made for students to be placed in their preferred professional area as companies have the final say in terms of selection.
This internship satisfies the Experiential Learning General Education Requirement. Students can also satisfy the Global Inquiry General Education Requirement by participating in this abroad experience.
Students will be immersed in a cultural experience where they will be expected to gain professional self-awareness through observation, participation, and analysis of organizational activities through interaction with colleagues in a work environment related to their field.
The internship program has a three-part structure:
The Spanish company in which the student is placed provides the structure of the internship portion of the program. The University of Deusto will provide an internship advisor who will assist students in making the most of their work experience within an academic framework. Each internship experience will be monitored through weekly meetings, logbook, and a final report.
Requirements & Prerequisites
This program is open to students from all majors. Students must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA in order to participate and have intermediate Spanish language skills (must have completed SPAN 201 & 202 or SPAN 205). As per UMW credit transfer policies, a grade of C or above is required for courses taught abroad to transfer back to UMW.
All documents must be received by UD-CIDE by April 1, 2019
The program includes pre-arranged cultural excursions to the following: