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Student Interview: Internship & Spanish Classes

Student Interview: Internship & Spanish Classes

Student Interview: Internship & Spanish Classes

We are excited to let you in on one a Spanish and Internship experience had this past summer! Despite the pandemic, this student took an 8 weeks Spanish and Internship program combined, and here she tells you more about it.

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Why did you choose to study abroad in the summer?

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I decided to do an internship and language course in Spain, even during this pandemic, because Euroace had always kept me up to date with the current situation and had built me up positively so I felt like I didn’t have to cancel my plan. In Valencia everything was great and I felt very comfortable.

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You started your 8 weeks program as soon as quarantine finished. How was the experience for you? 
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I really loved the program at Euroace right from the beginning! Everything was so organized, and the staff were so nice and understanding. Euroace paid a lot of attention to the rules of hygiene and this made me feel comfortable during my time at the school.

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Now we are in a “new normality” and living somewhat “normal” lives again, do you feel safe in Valencia? 

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I feel very comfortable and safe in Valencia! You can move freely and do (almost) everything you want to do. You get used to the mask rule very fast. Personally, I also think that the compulsory mask is very useful – no matter in which country! It prevents spreading the virus and it makes you feel a little bit more protected. So the virus exists and everyone should pay a little attention to their fellow citizens. I also think that of course only the bad things are communicated by the media and so sometimes this is not the truth. Euroace assured me you can live quite normally and safely in Valencia.

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Your program included an Internship placement in a Spanish company here, how was the experience?
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Due to the pandemic, I worked remotely most of the time and rarely had to go into the office. I kept in contact with my internship supervisor through email, video calls and phone calls. So that was totally fine for me!

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After taking a 6 weeks Spanish course at Euroace, what kind of improvement have you noticed in your Spanish skills and have you enjoyed the course?

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I had a great time during the language course! I learned a lot and I am very grateful to the teachers for their patience and the relaxed style of lessons. When I came to Valencia I didn’t know a word of Spanish and after 6 weeks I understand the language much better and can have a few simple conversations.

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It’s common for students to take an Internship & Spanish course abroad, but many people are hesitant to book during the current pandemic. What would you say to other students who want to start studying but are not sure what to do?

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I would tell other students that they should talk to people in Spain and in Valencia, so they can get real updates about the situation. This can help them to make a better decision about the current situation and not let the media drive them crazy. I would also recommend that students stick to their plans, if they can, because in the end we have to keep living despite the virus.

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Upon reflection, would you repeat this program and is there anything you would change if you were to do it again?

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I would repeat it immediately because I really had a great time! The classmates, the teachers, the Euroace staff and the Spanish people in general were all so friendly to me.

The only thing I would change is that I would talk to Euroace much earlier because of my issues with my internship. This would have made me be able to change my internship earlier and not only at the end of my stay. To all future interns, if you don’t like something at all – let Euroace know as soon as you can, and they will be happy to help you improve your stay.

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We are very grateful for our students’ feedback and we think it is invaluable for our future students to hear about past experiences. For more Student Interviews, click here.


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