Madrid

9 useful phrases for when you’re new to a city and don’t speak the language

Whether interns are exploring the museums in Berlin, picking up marketing skills in Shanghai, boosting their entrepreneurship skills in Colombia, learning about the business world in Hong Kong or soaking in Madrid’s freethinking, bohemian culture, these useful phrases will come in handy. Newcomers to any city have to prepare for basic interactions with locals. Languages…

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Getting to know Madrid, Spain’s majestic capital

“To go to bed at night in Madrid marks you as a little queer. For a long time your friends will be a little uncomfortable about it. Nobody goes to bed in Madrid until they have killed the night. Appointments with a friend are habitually made for after midnight at the cafe.” -Ernest Hemingway With…

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The 9 best cities in the world to launch your career

These leading cities are the best places in the world to launch your career. Home to the world’s top businesses and organizations across a multitude of industries, these cities provide competitive experience for interns looking to get their foot in the door at leading firms. Besides the opportunity to build up your professional experience and…

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Best places to intern abroad in Europe

Europe will sweep you off your feet if you let it. Each region and city boasts a rich cultural history and it’s easy and cheap to bounce from city to city. For anyone looking for an international adventure and the chance to see Europe, an internship abroad in one of these top European cities will…

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Shivali Bhatt on why she chose The Intern Group – twice!

Newly embarking on her 21st year, Shivali Batt has already completed not one, but two international internships. A travel-hungry Londoner, Shivali was just 18 when she first decided she wanted to travel the world in a way that would also help to develop her career. Leaving everything she knew behind, Shivali pursued life-changing international internships…

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Sound like a local: how to adjust to Madrileño Spanish

Languages are alive, just like the people who speak them. That’s why over time regions start developing their own dialects. Even your group of friends has their own unique way of communicating. You only notice the downside of the fluidity of language when you’re traveling. If you’re trying to pick up Spanish, for example, you’re…

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Five Great Expectations

My excitement prior to leaving for my internship in Madrid was inexplicable. As someone who has never left their home country, I have spent my whole life hearing stories about the journeys of others, studying global geography and history, and scrolling through incredible photography from all over the world. It is safe to say that…

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Survival upon arrival

The days leading up to my departure didn’t feel real. Even on the two hour ride to the airport, my mind wouldn’t let me believe that I was really about to depart for Madrid to do an internship in Spain. I had researched nearly everything that I could think of prior to arriving, but nothing…

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