It is hard to say goodbye at the end of each program. Our Summer Internship program came to an end after these 8 weeks .We hope that our students keep fond memories of their time with us and feel confident that they are taking away something very important from their many experiences in addition to their increased knowledge and new business experience. Students were extremely satisfied with their internship experiences that began with the Internship Forum. We are confident that it helped them to gain very valuable practical work experience and cultural insight.
With regards to the academics, Advanced Spanish Grammar, Composition and Conversation, is a course designed for students to achieve independent and advanced control of the use of Spanish in all skills. This class helps students to get confidence before beginning the internships in the local companies.
To give the students an inside look to a Spanish business and to help them to learn some of the differences between the work environment of the US and Spain CIEE organized a company visit to Xtraice in Seville.
Discovering Andalusia is an important part of the Summer Internship Program as well. During their first weekend in Seville, participants had the chance to join us on a trip to Cordoba, a city that was once one of the largest and most important in all of Western Europe. Under Muslim rule, during the 10th century, Cordoba was a cultural, economic and architectural marvel. During our visit, students toured its 14-century synagogue, as well as Cordoba’s Mezquita, a beautiful and fascinating 8th-century mosque, which now has a somewhat peculiar baroque cathedral built inside of it.
Students visited Granada and its Islamic historical legacy that makes this city a hot spot among cultural and tourist cities in Spain. Students were given a tour of the Alhambra, the Royal Chapel, Generalife and enjoyed free time to explore the city.
Another important trip was the daytrip to Cadiz, the oldest city in Europe that offers a highly interesting mixture of history, culture, architecture and landscape. We believe the students have enjoyed every single aspect of their experience in the program and in the city, including the great amount of activities such visits to the cathedral and Giralda, to Plaza de España and Parque de Maria Luisa, kayak, cooking class, etc.
Before the Internship Forum students attended a preparatory session where the Internship Coordinator provided them with in-depth information about the companies participating in the program and some tips about dress code, greeting, speaking, etc. and all the information about the participant companies.
A total of 13 companies attended our CIEE Internship Forum on June 5th. As a real process, students interviewed with several companies showing their best to get an internship in their favorite companies.
The diversity and quality of the CIEE´s internship offerings is defined by its wide range of businesses: this summer students interned in sectors such as marketing, finances, tourism, technology/software, engineering or cultural exchanges.
We definitely hope our students learned a lot from this experience and will share it with their families and friends back home. It has definitely been a wonderful program.
We’d like to thank you for your continued support of the CIEE Summer Internship Program. If you have any questions or feedback on the program, please do not hesitate to contact the CIEE Staff.