After working in coaching and as a teacher for many years, we decided to trade rainy Holland for sunny Spain and moved to Málaga. Here, based on our solid backgrounds in education, we founded JongLeren.es, a company providing internships for students in Málaga and its surroundings. Now, almost a decade later, we have provided numerous students with a valuable practical experience in Spain. Furthermore, we have established solid partnerships with various educational institutions as well as local companies and entrepreneurs.
We recognize how, in today’s globalizing world and extremely competitive job market, it is important for any student to distinguish oneself and build one’s resume. This is why we organize Málaga Business Bootcamp. We want to give every student, even those for which an (international) internship is not a part of their study program, the opportunity to gain valuable experience abroad and learn Spanish: one of the world’s most spoken languages.
With Malaga Business Bootcamp we want to support both students and the local community. The economic situation in Spain is not exactly at its best and by connecting groups of students to local entrepreneurs, we wish to let them help each other. Málaga Business Bootcamp is greatly appreciated by the local community and companies are enthusiastic about its innovative approach and the creative ideas supplied to them by students.
Malaga Business Bootcamp (MBB) is a project where groups or individual students come to Malaga to study Spanish and work on an assignment of a local organisation. It is a mix between language classes, internship and of course fun!
After participating to MBB a student has gained the following
- Team working skills
- Spanish language
- Intercultural skills
- Insight in international business
- Expansion of international network
- Enrichment of Curriculum Vitae (Certificate)
- Unforgettable memories
We are ready to help you have an unforgettable experience here in Málaga, during which you will learn a lot, build your CV, meet and befriend people from all over the world, and have a lot of fun!
Málaga is based in the south of Spain and is known for the lovely climate, the good food and the friendly people. One of the advantages of Málaga is that everything is in walking distance. The city is interesting for youngsters and adults and has everything you need. Culture, history and did we already mention the good food and the outside life? Correct!
Even though Málaga is only 3 hours from the Netherlands, in a short time you will notice several cultural differences. To outline these differences we always have the students work and meet up with Spanish local students to explore the cultural differences. Most students experience this part as very interesting to find out about the differences in lifestyle and mentality.
Málaga lives. There is always something to do.There are some interesting historical sites, a lot of museums and at only 15 minutes walking of the center there is the beach. The city has a vibrant student life and many international students come to study in the city too. Málaga is a safe, nice and fun city where everybody is welcome.
Did you know that a large proportion of our students (80%) return within a year because they have fallen in love with the city?
About the team
The Málaga Business Bootcamp has the perfect mix. The basic team exists of the founders (see above) with extensive experience in teaching and coaching. Besides the founders the team consists of two former students with experience in working with students and entrepreneurs. The mix of former students, former teachers and current coaches makes the perfect team to work with the entrepreneurs, students and teachers. In addition, the basic team works with freelance coaches, mostly experienced entrepreneurs.
All of the team members are based in Málaga or in the direct surroundings. Because of the several projects we organise, we have worked with a lot of different types of students and it is our goal to offer every student this amazing experience.
Besides organising the projects we are present during the projects to translate or offer other kinds of support if needed.
We are used to thinking in opportunities, designing several tailor made projects based on the wishes and demands of all parties and every time we offer a unique project. Both for the students that we are receiving from abroad as for the local students. We have close contact with the municipality of Málaga, which is very enthusiastic about our way of working.
The Malaga Business Bootcamp projects have contributed to a lot of organisations in the city and have given Spanish students the opportunity to enhance their practical experience. The MBB team speaks the Spanish language, understands the Spanish culture and has an extensive network in the city.