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Why intern in Valencia?

Why do an Erasmus+ internship in Valencia

Why intern in Valencia?

Thank you for showing interest in Valencia. The programme is now full, and we only have a few remaining spaces for Dublin.

Valencia is Spain’s third-largest city, after Madrid and Barcelona, and lies roughly at the midpoint of the Spanish Mediterranean coastline and offers great beaches, a historical old-town, amazing green spaces, and interesting cultural events. The city is easily commutable, with an extensive bicycle lane network.

An internship in Valencia offers the perfect opportunity to learn Spanish - the third most spoken language globally- and a great advantage for your career development and prospects!

Valencia has a large and thriving start-up scene and numerous coworking spaces where a community of professionals share ideas and collaborate on projects. As a prosperous home for business with a thriving port and manufacturing trade and a well-established service and tourism industry, Valencia could well be the holy grail for international work experience and a popular destination for digital nomads looking to benefit from the weather,  lifestyle and affordable cost of living.

Plaza del Ayuntamiento - Valencia

I participated in the Erasmus Programme because I wanted to learn Spanish & gain Digital skills, and it really helped broaden my language knowledge and supplement my other experience with social media practice.

Julieta 
Digital Marketing Intern 2021

Industries available for a Twin Erasmus+ internship

In Valencia, we offer Erasmus+ work placements in Digital Marketing/Social Media,  Hospitality and TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) - take a look at the job descriptions for each role available to choose a role to best suit your skills.

If you are a creative person at ease working in a digital environment, social media savvy and aware of how trends in this sector evolve, and you have fun creating all types of content – we might have a Digital Marketing internship in Valencia for you at one of the diverse range of companies we work with. 

 

Our Hospitality network in Valencia consists mostly of boutique hotels and hostels where participants take on a mix of tasks both front of house or within the restaurants or cafeterias. We also have some meet and greet roles in vacation apartments and office positions for participants with a higher Spanish level.

The language schools we work with in Valencia teach students of all ages, from young learners to adults, and many of them are Cambridge exams preparation centres. They currently offer both face-to-face and online teaching, which will give you the chance to gain the necessary skills to work in both teaching environments.  Each language school may offer lessons at different times but, generally, mornings are used for lesson preparation and one-to-one students, while evenings focus more on teaching groups. Many schools also offer lessons on Saturday mornings.

Valencia Erasmus+ accommodation

Our Valencia accommodation is shared self-catering apartments, located approx. 30 mins walk from the old part of town or an easy commute to your work placement.

You will be staying in a residential area where local families and students live. Here you will have the opportunity to integrate with the local community. You will be close to all local amenities, supermarkets, shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, and you will be able to find both Spanish traditional food and some international options. 

You will be sharing an apartment mostly with other Erasmus+ participants but could also share with other university students, so you will have a social network to start with when you arrive in Valencia.  You will have a single bedroom with a shared living area, bathroom and equipped kitchen. All flats have a washing machine, but you will need to bring your own bedding and a towel.  All utilities are included, including WIFI.

What to do while you're there

Whichever time of the year you visit Valencia, the sea-side area and beaches are great for a stroll, bathe in the sunrise, play beach volleyball, or practice some aquatic sports, such as Kayak or paddle surf. Next to the beaches is the modern port area of La Marina, where you’ll find upmarket restaurants and bars and often open-air events, such as live music.

Wander the Old Quarter to discover charming streets lined with Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Visit the Cathedral, home to the Holy Grail (yes, that Holy Grail). Next, see La Llotja, the old silk market situated in one of the most famous civil gothic monuments in Europe. Finally, explore the City of Arts and Sciences – an impressive and futuristic complex designed by Santiago Calatrava and home to, amongst others, a science centre and the largest aquarium in Europe. 

Valencia is famous for its local celebrations. The Las Fallas, for example, is a fiesta organised every year in March, bring together thousands of visitors and mobilise many Valencians throughout the year for their preparations. It is an entire month of minimal sleep, fireworks, fiestas, amazing giant puppets, incredible bonfires, and lots of food.

Valencia is home to the “paella” dish, which originated in the nearby area of the Albufera. Besides its most famous dish, it is also home to many other Mediterranean and local foods to try. You can now also find plenty of international cuisine options as well as vegetarian and vegan options.

 

The programme offers you 10 sessions of Spanish lessons in a local Language School to give you the chance to practise your Spanish and to meet other international students. But, the Erasmus+ programme requires that you also complete 30 hours of their coursework independently and online.

I wanted to improve my Spanish skills and discover whether a career in marketing was well suited to me or not and experience life in Spain. I feel that it has helped me learn all sorts of work skills and helped me develop my character as a person. This experience has helped me get a clearer path of what I want to do next in life.

Ian 
Digital Marketing Intern 2020

 

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