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The Central College Abroad program separates itself from others in many ways--it is a personalized program that cares about you; the excursions are unique, fun and informative; the experience was a once in a lifetime chance that I'm so glad I took!
– Ryan Boege
University of Northern Iowa

service-learning/internships

On Central’s study abroad programs, learning begins in the classroom, but continues in many different settings outside the traditional educational environment — offering you a more in-depth cross-cultural experience. Students can choose from either a service-learning or an internship option, both for academic credit.

Students have the option to complete an internship experience while in Granada, as part of a 3-credit, 45-hour course.  Only students in the Language and Culture and Hispanic Studies tracks are automatically eligible for these opportunities.

Intensive Language track students can be eligible for the internship options available to Language and Culture students by paying a fee.

Students in the Language and Culture track are eligible for internships in education, mostly as English teachers in primary and secondary schools

Students enrolled in the Language and Culture Program are eligible for:

Education internships:

  • Primary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • TESL/TEFL

Non-profit organization internships working with:

  • Senior citizens
  • Handicapped citizens
  • Homeless support
  • Food and clothing delivery
  • Support for immigrant populations.

Students in the Hispanic Studies track are eligible for the internships above, as well as:

Business internships in:

  • Bio computing
  • Life and Health sciences
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Business Services

Service-learning connects meaningful service opportunities in the community with academic learning, personal growth, and civic responsibility. Placements are available to students at every language level. (2 credits)

Recent service-learning opportunities include:

  • Soup kitchens
  • The city hospital
  • A clinic for adults with mental disabilities
  • A local Kindergarten serving immigrants and children of minority groups

*Placements are dependent upon a student's language level and background in his or her field. Above placements reflect recent interest; not all placements may be available in a given semester.