Internship in Spain: Travel Planning

Flight

A lot of airports in Germany have good connections to Spain. Depending on what airline you choose, the flight goes to a big international or smaller airports. Usually, you can find a lot of special offers for this European continental flight.

Recommended airlines:

  • Lufthansa
  • Air Berlin
  • Ryanair
  • Easyjet

Passport

For the entry to Spain, an identity card or passport which is valid until the end of your travel, is required. Since Spain is a member of the EU, there do not exist special entry requirements. This can be applied accordingly to the visa requirements.

Vaccination

The Department of Foreign Affairs recommends an immunization against hepatits A and B should new illnesses appear or you are only travelling with basic equipment.

Insurance

For the time of your internship or voluntary, you are required to have a valid overseas health insurance. Before concluding any insurance, you should inform yourself accurately about the offered insurance benefits and especially if a return transport to Germany is guaranteed. Studentsgoabroad recommends: ADAC and MLP.

Climate

The climate in Spain can be divided in four different zones. Northern Spain has mostly mild climate with fresh winters. As there are frequent rainfalls, this part of the country is also called ‘Paisaje Verde’ (green landscape). At the cost, you find Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. Very cold winters, snowfall and fresh summers are characteristics of the Spanish mountains. Whereas the Canaries are characterized by hot temperatures and great air humidity. Therefore, you need to take suitable clothes depending on your destination and the date you travel.