International Internships

Live, Learn, and Work Abroad

At Jamestown Community College, we firmly believe that people learn best through experience. So, if you want to learn about the history of the Middle Kingdom and how to speak Mandarin, then you need to go to China. And if you want to experience the passion of flamenco and improve your Spanish, you go to Spain (or Guatemala, but that's another trip). That's why, in addition to our robust study abroad program, we've created internships in China and Spain that allow our students to live, work, and learn as they experience a culture firsthand. It's learning by doing. For more information on this or any of our internship programs, please contact the Office of Experiential Learning at 716.338.1381 or via e-mail.

Read about the adventures of previous JCC students who've studied abroad.


In China, we've partnered with a YMCA/YWCA in Chengdu, a metropolis located in the Sichuan province in the western part of the country. Interns stay free in a fully-furnished apartment, complete with wireless internet, air conditioning, and a monthly stipend, with free lunches provided during the weekdays. In exchange, they teach English at the YMCA/YWCA and in the local schools. All while earning college credit. 


In Spain, students stay with a host family in Valladolid, a university city in the Castile and León region. You'll work with the director of United Cultures S.L. as an English instruction intern, tasked with teaching the English language to a wide variety of people during the week. On the weekends, you're free to explore the city, wander through the medieval villages that dot the countryside, spend time with your host family, and travel. Again, all for college credit. 

Streets of Madrid Statue in Spain Burgos Cathedral in Spain
Wu Hou Temple Pathway Panda in a tree Old buildings in China