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Not only were the field trips fun and interesting, but the directors were also extremely knowledgeable about the places we visited. It was an opportunity to learn and explore which would otherwise not be possible if you were traveling alone.

Justin Graber
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Participant in Alicante, Spain


Internships for Alicante, Spain

Qualified semester and yearlong students may apply to do an internship in the community. This field experience type internship is designed to complement the academic program; therefore, you will receive academic credit but no financial compensation. The working schedule will be determined by the schedule of USAC courses. The student will be working in a non-English speaking environment and must be able to communicate at an advanced language level.

USAC will attempt to place students in a field related to the student’s interest. Example placements include:

  • Hotels
  • Tourist Office
  • Travel Agencies
  • Teaching at Local Schools
  • Infant/Preschool
  • Accountancy
  • Libraries
  • Marketing
  • NGOs
  • International Development
  • Assistance for Physically and Mentally Disabled
  • Tutoring for Disadvantaged Youth
  • Gyms
  • Local Businesses
You are encouraged to request any field of interest and the Alicante program will try its best to find a suitable position for you.

If interested, you will apply after you have been accepted into the program; consult the Internship Opportunities and Application document on Student Gateway for more information. Requirements are: enrollment in the Alicante program, minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, junior standing at time of internship, and a student in Track IV. The fee to arrange an internship is 200 EUR.

Quick Details

App. Deadlines

Summer I or I & II: Apr. 1

Summer II: May 1

Fall or Year: June 15

January: Nov. 1

Spring: Nov. 1


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Capacity

Fall 2015: approaching capacity; still open for late applications

Program Type