Long term language courses in total immersion: Internships

Language Course & Internship programmes
Upon completion of the language course, students may begin their internships. It is essential to finish the course before starting an internship abroad, as it will allow students to have the necessary language skills to be successful in their position. The programme is divided into two phases, which are comprised of the language course plus an unpaid internship within a company.

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First stage: language course
In order to prepare you for your internship, you will begin by taking an intensive language course. You will be provided with all the support you need in order to be successful with your internship during this initial phase of the programme:
  • a personal interview to determine your interests and skills
  • assistance writing your CV and cover letters
  • advice and assistance setting up interviews with recruiters on-site
The goal is to give you a general perspective on the local job market and help you define the objectives you hope to reach during your internship later on.

Second stage: unpaid internship in a company
The next step is moving on to your actual unpaid internship at a local business. Dive into your sector by getting to know the professionals at your workplace and beginning the basic tasks that will be expected of you. As time goes by, you will be given more projects and responsibilities according to your progress. How can you achieve success? By honing your language skills and always being available, motivated and dedicated to the work.

Professional sectors
There is a wide variety of possible job opportunities across a varied range of sectors. Try not to become attached to only one sector, but rather be open to different possibilities and remember what a fabulous opportunity this is to put your language skills to use in a practical environment! The sectors include but are not limited to: hospitality, tourism, sales, services, marketing, IT, new technologies, law, social work, etc.

Two complementary activities
A fantastic opportunity for developing your fluency, you will also be offered the chance to participate in two complementary activities in total immersion. These activities combined with your language course and internship form the perfect trifecta for learning a language!
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