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Internships in Madrid

Summer C  2012


Program Full

Program Description:

The Office of Experiential Learning expects to provide an option for students interested in obtaining practical knowledge and work experience outside the USA through the creation of an 8 ½ week internship in Madrid, Spain for credit at UCF.

These internships are an excellent opportunity for participants to gain real-life experience within intended career fields while developing and practicing the skills needed to become successful professionals.  The internship abroad brings new cultures and places to the student’s experience and provides the opportunity to develop new skills of cross-cultural communication and adaptation.

Participants in this program will register for a minimum of 3 credit hours of internship courses at UCF. The specific course work will be administered through UCF Experiential Learning, unless your college or department requires direct supervision of your program.

Students will be evaluated through both a combination of hands-on working with company placement and by documenting cultural experiences and reflection.

Participants will need to demonstrate language proficiency in Spanish equivalent to the skills achieved at the end of fifth semester college level Spanish prior to acceptance.

Students on this program should plan to arrive by noon on the starting day of the program in order to be in country to transfer to accommodations.  Check flights carefully before booking.  To arrive by noon on the starting day of this program, flights must depart the USA the day before the start of the program. 

Payment Breakdown based upon the minimum number of students:

Payment 1:  $100 (non-refundable)
Payment 2:  $1000
Payment 3:  $2862.50
Payment 4:  $2862.50

Learning Outcomes:
  • Acquire an international and global perspective on the individual’s own career choice.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of Spanish culture and society as preparation to becoming a globally minded professional.
  • Develop and practice real-life skills needed to become a successful professional through experiential learning.
  • Obtain and demonstrate advanced cross-cultural adaptation and communication skills.
  • Compare and contrast the life/work experience in the USA and Spain
Program Prerequisites:
Minimum GPA: 2.75 cumulative
Language: Spanish
Proficiency Level Required: Spanish
Other Prerequisites: 

Participantes must display proficiency in the Spanish language equivalent to five semesters of college level Spanish and will be evaluated prior to the start of the program.

Program Components and Costs:
Component: Program Fees

The following services are included as part of the program fee:

  • Internship placement and supporting services
  • Telephone pre-placement meetings
  • On-site program management and emergency support
  • On-site orientation
  • Eight weeks of housing in family homestays or shared flats, and hotel accommodations for three nights during the orientation.
  • Cultural exploration activities program
  • Third party liability insurance
  • Administrative fee


The following services are not included as part of the program fee:

  • Round trip air between Orlando, Florida and Madrid, Spain
  • Health and travel insurance
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Incidentals
  • Meals
  • Local ground transportation in Madrid
  • Currency exchange fees
  • Personal travel not associated with the program
  • UCF tuition
Price (in US Dollars): 6825.00
Requirement: Mandatory
1st payment due:  Pending application approval
2nd payment due: 2012-02-24
3rd payment due: 2012-03-15
4th payment due: 2012-04-16
Study abroad fees are posted to the UCF student account. Payment procedures, types and cashier locations can be found here, on the UCF Registrar's website.
Faculty Program Coordinator:
Name: Ms Ulla Isaac
Email: ulla.isaac@ucf.edu
Office: CSEL 307
Program Dates:
Program Begins: 2012-05-23
Program Ends: 2012-07-21
Program Deadlines:
Last day to apply: 2012-01-15
Last day to withdraw/reconfirm: 2012-02-01
Academic Institution:
This program does not use a partner institution 
Additional information:
Program Map
Closest Domestic Consulate
Nearest US Embassy Abroad
US State Department Country Information
Currency Exchange Information
Visa Information:
Visa Required: No
Your visa requirements and cost may vary if you are not a US citizen. Please let OIS staff know if you are not using a US passport to ensure that we can address any differences in the immigration requirements.

Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless a program expressly and specifically includes this), independent travel, or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. UCF, Office of International Studies will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students to reserve their flights. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students via Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.

University of Central Florida
Office of International Studies
4000 Central Florida Blvd, Millican Hall room 107 Orlando, FL 32816
Telephone (407) 882-2300 | Fax (407) 882-0240 | studyabroad@ucf.edu