Madrid, Spain

Our flagship city in experiential learning. Intern in any field. 2 to 12 months.

Best Programs

Whether Europe, America or Asia revolving registration year long. Get life and professional experience.

Barcelona, Spain

Non-academically focused edutravel for learners on a budget.

Edutravel to Cuba

Life and professional experience. Cuban dance, music, art, cooking, Spanish. Intern or volunteer.

Salsa in Cuba

The "Tierra Caliente" is world class in art, music and dance.

Amazing Thailand

Volunteer or Intern in Chiang Mai or Bangkok.

BEST Programs since 1997

We prospect firms for internships, volunteer and TEFL.

The "land of smiles"

Packaged program for edutravel in Thailand.

Intern and Celebrate the Magic

St. Petersburg on February 23rd, Defender of the Fatherland Day.

St Petersburg, Russia

Cultural Capital of Russia. Learn Russian and intern in the "Venice of the North".


New York area for interns and trainees with J1 visas. 12 to 18 months.

New York City

All ages. All fields. Participants from around the world.

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Intern Programs

Combining value with a la carte service for university students, recent graduates, job seekers / recyclers, BEST finds internships in virtually any industry or major in a variety of international destinations.

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Intern + Study Visa

Work legally in Spain for up to 20 hours a week on an extendable student visa. BEST provides an unpaid internship in any area, language classes, airport retrieval, lodging search, etc. in Barcelona or Madrid, Spain.

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Au Pair Programs

By teaching English to families many young women who are passionate about Spanish culture have the chance to live and study in Spain without any living costs and earning 75 euros a week.

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Articles and tips for international edu-travelers, special offers, country information, press releases and news. Feedback from our participants relating their experiences.

  • New US Representative for BEST Programs

    Posted on September 28, 2017 by in Best News

    BEST Programs has added Julia Peterson as US Representative in charge of J1 Visa trainees and interns. BEST Programs, S.L. is pleased to announce its recent hire of Julia Peterson, who will join the BEST team as a US Representative and Coordinator for J1 visa participants working remotely for applicants from around the world.  Within […]

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  • Cuban State Of Mind – Havana and Santiago de Cuba

    Posted on June 29, 2017 by in Blog

    by Rachelle Leung Cuban State Of Mind – Part 1: La Havana I started Cuba in Marianao, a borough which is 6 miles away from the city of Havana, the home of my host who I have found on a homestay website. Eileen shared her views as a fresh graduate on how to make a […]

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  • Feelings towards my experience in Cuba

    Posted on June 12, 2017 by in Testimonials

    See here our Work / Study in Cuba program! The following are some of my feelings towards my experience in Cuba: 1. Why did you decide to study and intern abroad? Travel has always been my way of living.  At the end of 2016, there was a point when I felt endless drifting didn´t bring […]

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  • Volunteer in Cuba – Colors of Hope Photo Gallery

    Posted on May 22, 2017 by in Gallery

    Off the paved road in Santiago de Cuba, in a neighbourhood called El Resplandor (The Glow) and best accessible by horse-drawn cart than by car, live families with many children in need of educational, cultural and material assistance. This project called Colores de Esperanza has been working with the children every Sunday for the last […]

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    Discounts and Special Offers -BEST Programs

    Posted on March 5, 2017 by in Offers

    The Special Offers we have for prospective participants in educational travel with or without internships are our way of saying “Thanks!” by providing them with discounts on the services that they need, want and use. Choose the program or offer that fits your circumstance and start saving today. The following discounts and special offers are […]

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  • “I wanted to experience the Cuban lifestyle first hand”

    Posted on March 4, 2017 by in Testimonials

    The first time I visited Cuba was a package programme staying in hotels and travelling with a local tour guide. I fell in love with the Cuban culture and the Cuban optimism, but I wanted to experience the Cuban lifestyle first hand.     While searching for a programme in Cuba, I found out that […]

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  • Tai Chi Class in Santiago de Cuba – Video

    Posted on February 28, 2017 by in Gallery

    If you’ve ever seen a group of people moving in exquisitely graceful dance-like exercises in your local park, gym, or community center, you have witnessed the ancient Chinese arts of Tai chi or Qigong. These ordinary people are improving their health, strength, balance, concentration, and mental well-being—and they are having fun while doing it! Tai […]

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  • Emilia Hovestadt. Intern abroad in Madrid: Interview and Photo Gallery

    Posted on January 29, 2017 by in Gallery, Testimonials

    An intern abroad experience. Emilia Hovestadt spent 2.5 months with us in Madrid last fall from October 1st to December 14th, 2016.  She was a Marketing intern for a company which we started working with over 10 years ago.  Their area of expertise is the conciliation of the private and professional lives of workers through […]

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  • Special Program in Santiago de Cuba: “Walking with Heroes”

    Posted on January 21, 2017 by in Best Extras, Best News

    VIII Cultural Arts Exchange in Santiago de Cuba Sponsored by the Hermanos Saiz Association and BEST Programs 7 nights between July 22 and August 5, 2017 With accommodation, meals, Spanish and/or salsa dancing General Overview Practical Info Itinerary See Photo Gallery General Overview The idea of promoting art in the mountains is not new anywhere […]

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  • Best Programs Launches New Website: Edu-travel Package Programs

    Posted on October 13, 2016 by in Best News

    From October 1, 2016 Best Programs proudly announces the launching of its new website making edu-travel even more accessible for experiential learning in selected countries worldwide. Programs are all set to start immediately with no age or origin restrictions. (Versión en español más abajo) BEST’s spirit is reflected in the design and technology of the […]

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  • The Way of Son and the “Septeto Santiaguero”

    Posted on June 1, 2016 by in Blog

    (Ver más abajo versión en español) Musicologists dilute the origin of Cuban musical genre, son, by attributing its appearance throughout the entire eastern part of the island.  There are even those who contend some remote first appearance in the West along with other fallacies such as the final burial place of Micaela Gines, Pascual de […]

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  • Cuban State Of Mind Photo Gallery

    Posted on July 1, 2017 by in Gallery

    See here our Intern / Study in Cuba program! Photo Gallery (Click to enlarge) From ‘Cuban State Of Mind – Havana and Santiago de Cuba‘ by Rachelle Leung: “… Havana is a city made for walking, enjoy the sunkiss, taking a different street everyday. People chill in the doorways, trading back and forth from balconies […]

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Testimony Letters

Letters from our alumni relating their experiences

For the next two weeks I will be taking language classes in the mornings as a brief warm up and get-acclimated-to-this-strange-foreign-place phase. After that, it’s out into the real world as I begin work as a PR/Marketing intern for a travel agency in the center of Madrid. If any of you... Read more

Katherine Sartain

I’m happy to try to give some feedback about our week in Santiago de Cuba. First, Waldo was fantastic as a guide. We really valued his advice, and he knew all the best places to go and found a wonderful taxi driver for us. You asked about safety. There was no... Read more

Rose Osborn

My feelings about my first week in Santiago de Cuba with Best Programs: contacts, friends, and desire to return soon From the first night when BEST´s Cuban representative, Waldo Regueiferos and I met at the airport I felt a connection to Santiago de Cuba. Perhaps it was his smile of... Read more

Shirley Douglas