Academic Program/Study Abroad
Submitted by Callie - South Dakota State University | September 15, 2015
I had the time of my life in Valencia. I spent four weeks there with Euroace, and I feel so much more confident with my Spanish. The experience really got me excited about my Spanish education and I can't wait to learn more and hopefully return to Spain to continue the amazing cultural experience that I had! I highly recommend this opportunity to anyone and everyone.
INTERNSHIP IN SPAIN
Submitted by Vivika - Valencia | August 25, 2015
As every internhsip mine started with the organisation. I was surprised how fast Experiment e.V. (my organisation in Germany) and Euroace worked together. Within 2 weeks I knew the location of my apartment and the hotel for my internship. That was the fastest organisation I have ever seen.
I stayed in Valencia for 8 months and worked in the 4 - Star- Hotel Neptuno.
When I came to Valencia I was really nervous and felt kind of lost but Jose from Euroace picked me up and showed me the first 2 days around. During this time I learned the basic things about Valencia and my work as well.
After these 2 days I started my internship in Hotel Neptuno and it couldn't have been better. My spanish wasn't good at the beginning, but my workers were patient and helped me a lot. After 2 months I spoke spanish well and had a lot of contact with my colleagues, guests and spanish friends. My boss also gave me a lot of oportunities to get the different departments in the hotel to know. Mostly I worked at the reception, but I worked also 9 days with the cleaning ladies, 2 weeks in the restaurant and a few days in the kitchen. So the whole hotel staff was like a second family for me. The atmosphere was great, we laughed together and I learned a lot. After the internship in the Hotel I was sure, that I want to study International Hotelmanagement.
My home was really good located. I lived directly in the centre of Valencia and everything was really close. The apartment was 7 minutes away from the supermarket, 2 minutes from the bus station and 6 minutes from the Metro station. For going to the beach I needed approximately 25 minutes with the bus and 15 with the Metro and tram. So it was no problem to go somewhere in Valencia. My room was big and I was able to decorate it how I wanted to. I lived together with people from different countries and liked it a lot. As a result I learned spanish and spoke english as well.
Valencia is a busy city so I never felt alone and there are a lot of of things to do: a long and big park called "Rio", which is really pretty, a lot of Shopping - Areas, the beach and a lot of night clubs and bars at night time. I liked, that Valencia is safe at nighttime. I never felt uncomfortable when I went home with a friend from a bar or club.
I would recommend Valencia as an internship city because the people are really friendly, the weather is always good and it is easy to travel to other cities. I travelled to Alicante, Madrid, Barcelona and Granada.
Last but not least Euroace. The people who are working there are really nice and help a lot. They gave me a heater for the winter and a fan for the summer for free. They actually safed my life. I also did a spanish course for the last 2 months. They helped me directly with my problems I told them and we always had fun in the lessons. Euroace also arranges trips. I went with them to Requena and a Tapa-Flamenco-Show. It was really nice and not expensive.
After these 8 months I achieved a lot of goals. I have a C1 Level in spanish now, got lovely spanish and english friends to know, learned to live on my own (cooking, money Management...), got a nice tan and I learned a lot from my internship. I feel prepared for the university now. :)
So don't be shy and make your own experience! :)
I will be back
Submitted by Sam G - South Dakota State University | August 22, 2015
I honestly had the best experience in Spain with the Euroace team! They all are so understanding and willing to help you no matter what! I can 100% recommend this program because the teachers were amazing, the family I lived with was awesome and the lifestyle was awesome. At one point I was going through some stuff and was having trouble adjusting and it was so easy to talk with the Euroace team and get help with what I was going through
Trip of a lifetime!
Submitted by Brianna Kunf - South Dakota State University | August 21, 2015
Studying abroad with Euroace provided me with one of the most memorable experiences of my life. Thanks to them, I was able to visit various cities throughout Spain during my stay, gain a better grasp of Spanish culture and language through fun, hands-on classroom activities, and experience total cultural immersion via my stay with a welcoming host-family. I especially enjoyed our bi-weekly intercambio language exchange sessions at local pubs in Valencia, as well as our scenic kayaking adventure. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone looking to study abroad in Spain!
Submitted by Brooke Leetham - South Dakota State University | August 20, 2015
I thouroughly enjoyed my visit to Spain with the help from Euroace. They helped provide me with all of the opportunities I ever could have imagined doing. From class to field trips, weekends excursions to intercambio language exchanges. The home I was provided was lovely and I still stay in touch with my madre española. I would recommend this to anyone who wants an amazing experience in Spain!