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The Internship

What does the program consist of?

The Internship Program of Academia Iria Flavia consists of a in-person Spanish course combined with an unpaid internship held in a company in Galicia (Spain).

To intern in a foreign country will bring you a first-hand knowledge of a culture, a society and a way of working different to those in your country. It will also enhance your CV, since it is a highly valued experience for many employers. Furthermore, your command of Spanish language will improve rapidly, since it will be your communication language both in professional and social situations, always in a completely real context.

Who can participate?

  • High schools, vocational training schools or universities of the European Union involved in a mobility project under the frame of Erasmus + Programs (Key action 1: Mobility project for VET learners and staff; Mobility project for higher education students and staff).
  • Persons over 16 years (the minimum age will depend on each partner company).
  • Individuals and education centres (high schools, universities, international schools...) all around the world.

A program full of advantages

When you intern you will:

  • Get an insight into Spanish society.
  • Interact with Spaniards in real contexts.
  • Put into practise the language and culture kowledge you get in your lessons.
  • Get to know the Spanish work market in the field of your specialization.
  • Enhance your CV.
  • Gain international work experience.

The Spanish Course

Most Spanish companies need their interns to have at least a B2 level of Spanish (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

  • If your level is B2 or higher, and the working schedule in the company allows it, you can combine your Spanish course and your internship.
  • Estimated duration of the language course depending on your current level of Spanish:
Current levelCourse duration
0 Minimum 12 weeks
A1 10 - 12 weeks
A2 8 - 10 weeks
B1 6- 8 weeks
B2 1- 3 weeks
C1 or higher (Minimum 1 week))

This estimated duration may vary depending on many factors: number of lessons per day, participant's mother tongue, number of languages spoken by the participant, intensity of autonomous study…

We can also offer you a Spanish course via Skype until you reach the required level. Please get in touch with us for details about duration and prices.

By the way:

A student of Spanish at level B2 will be able to:

  • Communicate so spontaneously and fluently that a normal conversation with native speakers is easily possible without a great deal of effort on either side.
  • Express him/herself on a wide range of topics in a clear and detailed manner, explain his/her position on a current issue and indicate the benefits and drawbacks of various options.
  • Understand the main contents of complex texts on concrete and abstract topics. Understand specialized discussions in his/her own primary area of specialization

The course will run in our School in Santiago de Compostela and you will join a general course (Course Standard 20). These courses are regularly formed at the school with international students.

Services included in your programme:

  • Interview (via video conference) and level assessment test
  • Search for an appropriate job position, acording to your interests and experience.
  • Permanent support all through your stay (24 hour support telephone line).
  • Help with all the necessary documentation.
  • Search and management of accommodation.
  • Participation in all activities organized by the school.
  • Stationery.
  • Use of all didactic material.
  • Use of audiovisual facilities in the school.
  • Certificate of Attendance to the course + Certificate of Internship from the host company.

How much does it cost?

The price depends on the duration of the program. Course duration will depend on your current level of Spanish.

Course + Internship durationPrice 2021
1-week course + 4-24 weeks of internship 475 €
2-weeks course + 4-24 weeks of internship 650 €
3-weeks course + 4-24 weeks of internship 780 €
4-weeks course + 4-24 weeks of internship 940 €
5-weeks course + 4-24 weeks of internship 1.075 €
6-weeks course + 4-24 weeks of internship 1.230 €
7-weeks course + 4-24 weeks of internship 1.385 €
8-weeks course + 4-24 weeks of internship 1.540 €
Extra week 150 €

Other expenses:

  • Work clothes: when necessary, some companies give them for free, but others do not.
  • City transport: a monthly bus pass costs 26€

How to enrol

You should begin your registration process at least 3 months in advance. Have in mind that, before you start your internship, we need to assess your level of Spanish and look for an appropriate destination; you will also have to arrange your travel/medical insurances; you will also have to complete your Spanish course...

And, in some cases, you will be interviewed by the company yo will intern for.

#1 Send us the following documents

Send us, as soon as possible your application and your level test and send us your CV to practicas@ifspanish.com.

You must also send a deposit of 300 €. This amount is refundable if we cannot find an appropriate position for your intership.

#2 Interview

We will hold an interview wih you via Skype or telephone. After this interview, we will advise on how long your Spanish course should be in order to reach the level required to start your internship.

#3 We start searching for a suitable possition, according to your training background and interests
#4 Insurance and signing of the Internship Agreement

Please send us a copy of your Medical and Public Liability insurances.

You will also have to sign a Internship Agreement with Academia Iria Flavia and the company you will intern for, stating all the tasks you will be carrying out, your rights and responsibilities, dates, time schedule...

#5 Payment of the balance

#6 Starting your Spanish Course

You will start your Spanish course on the date stated on your enrolment. Your course and your internship can be simultaneous if your level of Spanish and the schedule of your host company allow for it.

#7 Starting your Internship

You'll start your internship in the assigned company once you have completed your course of Spanish and accredited a B2 level of Spanish.

A staff member from Academia Iria Flavia will be your contact person all through your stay and you can address him/her whenever you need it.

The best choice: Academia Iria Flavia in Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

If you are planning a trip to Spain with your students, you should offer them the possibility of traveling to a lesser known part of the country, away from the most common stereotypes. In Santiago de Compostela you will find a quiet, extremely safe and kind city. Enjoyable and vibrant, without crowded packs of foreign students and with a manageable size and dimension. Here, all the interesting places are at a short walking distance from each other, so your students will not need to use the public transport.

Academia Iria Flavia is an accredited centre by the Instituto Cervantes and belongs to FEDELE, the Spanish Federation of Schools of Spanish as Foreign Language. At Academia Iria Flavia we have a long standing experience organising programs for groups of schools, colleges, high schools, universities...Since 1998 we have been receiving groups from the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Austria, Germany, India, USA...

We take charge of everything, so the trip planning does not become a nuisance:

  1. We offer you a course according to your requirements
  2. We take charge of organising your accommodation and that of your students
  3. We offer free-of-charge accommodation to the accompanying teachers, certificate of attendance, emergency phone line…
  4. We offer you a wide range of activities, visits and optional trips, so you can complete the program according to the interests of your students and the available budget.
  5. We will give you a hand organising your trip, advising you on the best way to reach Santiago from your city.
  6. We will meet you on your arrival at the airport, transferring your students and the teachers to the accommodations and...you can start enjoying your stay in one of the most beautiful  cities in Spain!
Just tell us what interests you and we will send you a program and a tailored budget!  Further information


Check the varied catalog of courses to choose from:


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These General Courses are perfect for students looking to combine the learning of Spanish language with cultural and leisure acttivities to know Santiago, our culture and traditions. Our objective is that our students can communicate with native speakers in the shortest term possible.

Spanish courses in Santiago de Compostela.

Main features:

  • Minimum duration: one week.
  • Registration Fee: 45€ (mandatory for our General Courses).
  • Groups have an average of 5 students and a maximum of 8 (10 in June, July and August).
  • In case there is only 1 or 2 students in a group or level, lessons will be reduced as stated in our General Terms and Conditions.
  • 1 lesson = 45 minutes.
  • One-to-one (private) hours = 60 minutes.
  • At the end of your stay at Academia Iria Flavia, you will have the chance to fill in a questionnaire to express your degree of satisfaction with the services provided: course, teachers, accommodation, activities...
  • All prices are final, with no hidden costs.

The registration fees include:

  • Administrative expenses
  • Accommodation management
  • Participatioin in all the free activities organised by the shool
  • Stationery
  • Use of all didactic material
  • Free use of audiovisual facilities in the School
  • Certificate of Attendance

Course Standard 20


20 group lessons per week. There is a ½ hour coffee break with the teachers every day.

Prices 2021
Duration Price
1-2 weeks 175 €/week
3-4 weeks 160 €/week
5-8 weeks 155 €/week
Extra week 150 €
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Course Intensive 25


25 group lessons per week. Same structure as the Standard Course 20, but with 5 extra lessons per week, focused on improving oral communication.

Prices 2021
Duration Price
1-2 weeks 235 €/week
3-4 weeks 220 €/week
5-8 weeks 215 €/week
Extra week 210 €
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Course Intensive 25+5


25 group lessons + 5 one-to-one hours (x 60 minutes), dedicated to work on those aspects of the language that need to be reinforced or to improve oral communication skills. This course is approved as Bildungsurlaub in Germany.

Prices 2021
Duration Price
1-2 weeks 385 €/week
3-4 weeks 370 €/week
5-8 weeks 360 €/week
Extra week 350 €
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Private Course


From 2 to 6 one-to-one hours (x 60 minutes) a day, in order to focus only on your needs. During the first class, the teacher and you will establish the objectives. When the course is longer than 4 hours a day, two or three teachers will take turns.

Prices 2021
1 hour 30 €
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Starting dates 2021

Valid for general courses and Spanish + Internship.
  • 11/01*
  • 25/01
  • 01/02*
  • 15/02
  • 01/03*
  • 22/03
  • 05/04*
  • 19/04
  • 03/05*
  • 17/05
  • 07/06*
  • 21/06
  • 05/07*
  • 19/07
  • 02/08*
  • 23/08
  • 06/09*
  • 20/09
  • 04/10*
  • 18/10
  • 08/11*
  • 22/11
  • 13/12*


  • Beginners will only be accepted on the dates marked with an *asterisk.
  • To start a course on a different date, please ask in the school secretary.

Class Schedule

Monday to Friday: Morning: 09:00 to 19:30.

Lessons take place in the morning (from 09.00 to 13.00). However, depending on the school’s organizational needs, some courses or lessons can take place in the afternoon.


Lessons will not take place on the following dates of 2021.

  • January: 01 to  06
  • March: 19
  • April: 01,02
  • May: 13
  • June: 24
  • August: 16
  • October: 12
  • November:01
  • December: 06, 08 y del 23 al 31

Private Courses and private lessons in Intensive Course i25+5 will be made up.