The Global Education Office has partnered with Global Experiences to provide Mason students an internship experience in Barcelona, Spain. Unlike traditional study abroad programs focusing on one particular subject, internship programs include students from different majors, working and studying in the same location. The student’s internship placement within a company relative to their area of study defines their global work experience, and determines the internship course credit the student will receive. For example, a Barcelona internship program can include (but is not limited to) students majoring in government and policy, global affairs, business and economics, communications, marketing, accounting, and tourism.
Internships and Placement
The internship component involves students working five days a week for two months at non-profit or for-profit organization. Once accepted by the Global Education Office internship program, students will work closely with a Global Experiences placement officer to identify areas of interest to secure an internship for their summer abroad. Students may inquire about the type of internship opportunities in their area of study as well as about the complete support services offered during the program to their Global Education Office Program Officer. Within your inquiry, please include your major, career goals, and what knowledge you wish to gain from the internship experience.
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Barcelona is a medium sized European city with most residents living in apartments. To ensure students are able to experience living in the "real Barcelona", student housing is located in what is considered to be main, central areas of Barcelona, in close proximity to public transport lines. The apartments have kitchens and necessary amenities to move right in and live like a local.
All participants will complete a roommate questionnaire for the Barcelona on-site support team to asses the right accommodations match. If there are any special needs for housing, please discuss with your GEO program officer at the time of application completion to ensure requests can be accommodated.