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.
Students interned in sectors such as environment and teaching consulting, marketing, telecommunications, health, logistics, sales and cultural exchange.
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, Spain and Morocco we organized a company visit to Andalucia Open Future - El Cubo in Seville.
A special feature of the Summer Internship Program is our trip to Morocco. During this trip, students also visited local businesses and organizations which helped them to compare, and contrast Spanish and Moroccan work settings. During the trip, students visited the “Tetouan State Vocational School” where students learned how to work with the typical wood, leather, silver and gold crafts from the area. Students enjoyed their free time to go shopping with in the local markets in Tangier and Chef Chaouen.
But Morocco has not been the only trip that we take. 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.
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.
Virginia, Brittany and Antonio