Adelante International Internships and Study Abroad

101 Main Street, Suite B Seal Beach, CA, 90740 United States


About Adelante International Internships and Study Abroad

Year Founded: 1999

Many people like to travel and take vacations abroad, but you only ever see things as a tourist. Have you ever thought about actually living in another country and experiencing life as the local people do? And if you've considered it, how do you go about accomplishing this goal? Where do you begin? This is why Adelante was established, to enable participants to achieve their dream through our own experience and expertise.

Adelante has been in business since 1999, when it began with the internship program in Madrid. The program followed a simple formula - airport pickup and orientation to assist in your arrival; a good, clean, safe place to live; intensive Spanish classes to practice and improve your language skills; and internship placement in a local company working with Spanish people in a real workplace environment. This worked, providing candidates with the essential components needed to live abroad while still allowing them independence to find their own way in a new city and to create their own unique experience.

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Equine Summer Study in Scotland

Scotland : Edinburgh

This four week program includes two sophomore level courses, equine anatomy and physiology and equine fitness, as well as hands on experience with English style riding. It...

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Internships in Madrid

Spain : Madrid

This is Adelante's most developed International Internship Program with over 250 participating companies. Placements are available in nearly every field you can think of;...

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Ecology Conservation Program in Scotland

Scotland : Edinburgh

Natural beauty and heritage come to mind when one thinks Edinburgh, Scotland. Inland cliffs, freshwater streams, woodlands and grasslands provide a bountiful habitat and

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Internships in Barcelona

Spain : Barcelona

Barcelona is an ideal site for an international internship; Barcelona serves as a tourist, cultural, and economic hot spot while heavily influencing the region's commerce,...

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Internships in Scotland

Scotland : Edinburgh

Take advantage of Adelante's observation and research assignment placements in Edinburgh, Scotland (sectors listed below). Edinburgh is the nation's capital and boasts all...

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Internships in Chile

Chile : Valparaiso, Vina del Mar

There may not be a better place to spend an internship abroad. Adelante offers programs in neighboring cities, Vina del Mar and Valparaiso. These two bustling yet majestic...

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Internships in Seville, Spain

Spain : Seville

Adelantes programs are meant to be an equal balance of cultural immersion and work experience. This is exactly what you'll be getting in Seville, Spain. Seville is one...

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Semester Study Abroad in Costa Rica

Costa Rica : San Jose

Costa Rica is one of the world's most breathtaking and lush countries. Why not spend a semester or a summer in San Jose, Costa Rica's radiant capital? Immerse yourself in...

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Volunteer in Mexico

Mexico : Oaxaca

Adelante Abroad offers low cost volunteer programs in a wide variety of fields(listed below) in Oaxaca, Mexico. Newly added sectors include ecology, accounting, psychology,...

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Semester in Seville, Spain

Spain : Seville

Language acquisition and cultural immersion are always at the forefront of Adelante Abroad's programs. In Seville, Spain, students are sure to develop their Spanish language,...

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Internships in Marbella/San Pedro

Spain : Marbella

Through Adelante Abroad, you can now LIVE and INTERN at this beautiful Spanish haven. Gain real, international work experience at this sweeping coastal town. It's hard to...

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Internships in Costa Rica

Costa Rica : San Jose

San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica and the epicenter of economical and political activity in the country. For these reasons, there may not be a better location to begin...

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Internships in Uruguay

Uruguay : Montevideo

Internships in Uruguay - Programs begin with three weeks of intensive Spanish courses.Then, your internship assignment begins (see Intern Types below for internship sectors),...

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Summer Study Abroad in Costa Rica

Costa Rica : San Jose

San Jose is the radiant capital of Costa Rica, one of the most lush and breathtaking countries in the world. We can't think of a better place to spend a summer. Dive into...

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Internships in London

England : London

London is calling! All majors and fields of study and interest wanted: take a good look at our significant list of internship fields. This is a pilot program, in the form...

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Summer Study Abroad in Seville

Spain : Seville

Learn Spanish quickly. Stay a little longer and add a sports related internship to your Summer experiences. That would be six weeks total. Our students say they learn the...

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Internships in Spain

Spain : Barcelona, Madrid and 2 other cities , Marbella, Seville Show less

Healthcare in Madrid, graphic design in Barcelona, journalism in Seville, tourism in Marbella, teaching English in Santander – these are just a few internship opportunities...

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Alumni Interviews

Staff Interviews

  • Jax NTP - Marketing Coordinator

    Jax NTP - Marketing Coordinator

    Jax holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing – Poetry from California State University, Long Beach. She was the former editor-in-chief of RipRap Literary Journal and associate editor of The Fat City Review. Jax has an affinity for jellyfish and polaris, as well as a fetish for miniature succulent terrariums. After studying abroad in London and Paris during her undergraduate degree – Jax is thrilled to send as many students abroad as possible and connect them to international opportunities via Adelante’s e-presence.

    Poetry reading in Paris, France

    Jax reading her poetry aloud while studying abroad in Paris.

    What exactly does your role at Adelante entail?

    As Marketing Coordinator I outreach to prospective students (gap year, in college, graduate, etc.) and maintain communication with our current and past candidates via managing our social media presence, creating email marketing campaigns, and writing original content for our newsletters and program listings on internship and study abroad web directories.

    How did you become connected with Adelante?

    While working on my manuscript post-graduation — I was drenched in nostalgia for my experiences abroad in London and Paris — that’s when I came across Adelante listing via CSULB (California State University Long Beach) Alumni job board: “someone passionate about sending students abroad” - Perfect. 

    What makes the Adelante’s programs different from those offered by other providers?

    Adelante offers an affordable application fee at $150 along with competitive program prices. Our programs consist of: in-country internship work assignment (20hrs/week), two weeks of intensive Spanish courses for all proficiency levels, centrally located housing, and resources on-site with our program directors. Most importantly, our programs are designed for the adventurous and wildly independent at heart (we don’t believe in hand-holding and tourism masked as internships/study abroad).

    In your role, how do you help students prepare for the experience of studying abroad?

    I connect with our prospective, current, and past candidates via social media and online message boards. I offer an elaborate overview of essential FAQ in their “pre-departure orientation” packages. In addition, Adelante provides resources and live advice on TweetChats (#AdelanteAdvice) and now on our newly launched webinar series.

    What is the best advice you can give students who are interested in applying to an Adelante program?

    Susan Sontag summed it up best in one of her journal entries: “Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.”