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Spain OléSAY Internship

Winter: 15 January–5 April 2024 (must be 12 weeks)
Spring-Summer: 6 May–26 July 2024 (must be 12 weeks)
Fall: 9 September–29 November 2024 (must be 12 weeks)

Application Deadlines:
Winter 2023: 6 October 2023
Spring-Summer: 19 January 2024
Fall: 9 February 2024

The Spain OléSAY internship program provides a unique cultural and educational experience designed to help advanced students acquire professional and cultural competencies that will allow them to prepare for life after the university. We can place interns in the following fields:

SCIENCE: Biology & Biotechnology, Medicine and Biomedicine, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences

BUSINESS: Marketing and Communication, Finance & Business, Business Development

ENGINEERING: Physics, Mathematics, Technology, and General Engineering

Fluency in Spanish is required for all of the internships in Spain.

Click here to apply today!


Contact Us

Barbara Bonyata
3190 JFSB
(801) 422-2838


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Frequently Asked Questions
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More Information

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Students must register for 9 credit hours from the following classes:

SPAN 399R—Academic Internship (3-6 credit hours)

SPAN 395R—Contemporary Culture (3 credit hours)

Additional course options and direct enrollment may be considered in consultation with the program director.

Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate tuition (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students), internship placement and matching services, and international health insurance.

Does not include airfare, housing, meals, or personal expenses (weekend travel, souvenirs, etc.).
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

The College of Humanities offers international internship grants of up to $3,000 to majors within the college.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Applicants will be evaluated by the faculty advisor upon application to the program and must have completed SPAN 321 before participation in the program.

Prior to departure, students completing an internship are required to enroll in HCOLL 396R, Humanities Leadership and Professional Development, during the second block of winter 2024. This course will help prepare students to make the most of the internship experience. Part-time BYU students will need to pay an additional tuition fee for enrolling in the prep class.

Spouses also need to be credit-bearing participants on the program; they must apply online and take the preparation course.

Students should plan to be in Spain for the complete duration of the program and refrain from scheduling late arrivals or early departures. Internships must last 12 weeks.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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With the help of the program director, students will need to find their own housing. BYU policy prohibits students from asking Latter-day Saint families to provide accommodations. Housing options must be approved by the program director.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

BYU welcomes students from any university to apply to participate on our study abroad programs. However, internships and direct enrollment programs are limited to BYU Provo students.

Students must submit a CV and letter of intent to director Scott M. Alvord.

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information page.

Application Deadlines:
Winter 2023: 6 October 2023
Spring-Summer: 19 January 2024
Fall: 9 February 2024
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Scott M. Alvord, faculty director of the program and the internship coordinator for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, is a professor of Hispanic linguistics and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He has directed programs in Spain, Mexico, and Portugal several times.

(801) 422-7546

Barbara Bonyata
3190 JFSB
(801) 422-2838
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.