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  • Locations: Alcala de Henares, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring, Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2021 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2021 03/06/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English, Spanish GPA: 3.0
Housing Option: Host Family Academic Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
College: Applied Engineering, Architecture, & Technology, Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, Education Abroad & International Partnerships, Health & Human Services, Musical Arts Program Type: Internship Abroad
Applicants: BGSU and Non-BGSU students may apply
Program Description:
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The BGSU Global Internship
Take your internship Spain! Professional Internship + Academic Study = You Abroad
  • Work around the world with major global corporations, international NGO’s, or local businesses.
  • Fulfills requirements for most required internship, co-op, and other internship experiences across BGSU colleges and degree programs (consult College advisors and Education Abroad for details on specific majors)
  • BGSU Global Interns concurrently enroll in a BGSU language or culture course specific to internship location, ensuring the best professional and intellectual internship experience possible.*
Spain internship students intern an average of 30 hours/week while simultaneously studying the Spanish language and culture in a course appropriate to their language level (typically SPAN 1020, 2010, 2020, 3510, 3520, or 3850). Internship placements match students based on professional interests and linguistic skills, ranging from English-only internships to complete Spanish immersion experiences. Language and culture study ensure students take full advantage of professional and personal relationships developed during the course of their program abroad. Internship placement and an excellent system of public transportation ensures students easy travel between BGSU arranged home-stays, academic classes, and professional internships.  

Application Process: First complete the BGSU Education Abroad Application by clicking "Apply Now" at the top of the page. Once accepted instructions will be given on how to create an account for the internship placement process. 

2019-2020 Calendar
- Arrival in Spain: September 1st (no later than noon)
- Orientation: September 2nd
- Departure for US: December 14th (R&B finishes on Dec. 14th )
Depart US: January 24, 2020
Arrive In-Country: January 25, 2020
Welcome Weekend Activities: January 25 & 26, 2020
Begin Internship: January 27, 2020
End Internship: April 17, 2020
Return to US: April 18, 2020
Note: Can make arrangements to stay longer if enrolling in Alcala program &/or residing with a host family. 

Depart US: May 29, 2020
Arrive In-Country: May 30, 2020
Welcome Weekend Activities: May 30 & 31, 2020
Begin Internship: June 1, 2020
End Internship: July 24, 2020
Return to US: July 25, 2020

The program is located in the city of Alcalá de Henares and Madrid Spain. 

Learn about your destination by visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page at to find country specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.   

All language levels are welcome. Aside from the one Spanish language course students internship placements will speak English. 

BGSU 4900: Internship Abroad*
Variable: 1-12 credit hours
Students will have to complete a minimum of 120 clock hours  to meet the internship requirement as determined by each specific academic department approving the experience abroad.

*If students would like specific credit for their internship they will need permission from their department. Please consult with the Education Abroad office for more information. 

Students will have two housing options on this internship program*.

For an immersive language and culture experience students can elect to be housed with carefully selected families in Alcalá de Henares. While enjoying personal freedom, students are able to discover a new culture by joining the customs and meal hours of the host family.

For a more independent option students can choose to live in apartments in the Madrid city center. The housing fee will cover all bills including; water, electric, gas and WIFI. Accommodations will also be equipped with bed linens and a towel. Roommate selection available upon request. An onsite coordinator will be available to students 24/7

*Price will differ based on option chosen. Please refer to program costs section for details. 

BGSU students who qualify for financial aid for a semester at BGSU may also qualify for funding to assist with the cost of the program. Students should consult with a Counselor in the Office of Financial Aid as early as possible for specific details about aid eligibility and summer aid forms. 

To determine eligibility for Financial Aid, please contact:
Ryan Czech

You may schedule an appointment with Ryan Czech by visiting

If contacting via email please include your name and ID number along with the program name and semester you are planning to study abroad.  For appointments, please also include several days and times that work for you.  

In addition to financial aid, there are International Travel Grants and general Education Abroad scholarship opportunities that are available for students on the Education Abroad WEBSITE.

Since this is a BGSU program students will be billed for all program costs through their bursar's account. Students are eligible to use all scholarships and financial aid. Students will pay the full tuition and program fees (room and board) for both the SPAN classes and the internship credits in addition to an internship fee. 

Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursar's Office* 
BGSU Tuition & Fees BGSU Tuition and Fees can be found on the bursar’s WEBSITE. (Undergraduate, Graduate, In State and Out of State)
Program Fee HOMESTAY OPTION--(This includes room and board, excursions and transportation to and from the airport)

Fall 2019/Spring 2020 $4,444.89 
Summer 2019-$2,750

Internship Fee--

Semester              $1,400
Summer                $1,200

A $600 non-refundable deposit will be due by the application deadline. The remaining fee balance will be billed directly through your bursars account. If you withdraw from the program you are still responsible to pay the remaining internship fee. 

APARTMENT OPTION-- (This includes internship placement, housing, airport transfer, visa assistance and on site support)
Spring 2019-$6395
Summer 2019-$5095 
A non-refundable deposit of $1000 is due by the application deadline
Education Abroad Fee $50
International Health Insurance BGSU health/travel insurance daily rate and details can be found on the Education Abroad Safety, Security & Health web page
 *Fees listed are estimates and are subject to change at any time​

Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*
International Airfare $1200
Passport $135
Visa (semester students only) $160
Personal Expenses $500 (summer)
$1000 (fall/spring)
* Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only!

Education Abroad, International Programs and Partnerships
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