After spending an extended period of time studying abroad in Spain, many students will be want to know how they can return to the country after they have graduated. Fortunately, there are many programs that offer scholarships and teaching grants for students wishing to return to teach english or futher advance their studies in Spain. There are several programs that students should investigate.
The Fulbright Program is another valuable option to consider if you desire to return to Spain after graduation. It is the largest U.S. International Exchange Program and offers opportunites for students, professionals, and scholars to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. Funded by the U.S. State Department, this program awards approximately 1,500 grants to U.S. students to study, do research, or assistant-teach overseas for one academic year. Students design their own programs which may include a multitude of things such as teaching, independent study, University coursework, and more.
For more information about the Fulbright Program (IN SPANISH), please click here.
For more information about the Fulbright Program (IN ENGLISH), please go to the following address:
The Cervantes Institute is a worldwide non-profit organization created by the Spanish government in 1991. It is named after Miguel de Cervantes (1547–1616), the author of Don Quixoteand perhaps the most important figure in the history of Spanish literature. The Cervantes Institute, a government agency, was modeled on the British Council and the German Goethe Institute, and is the largest organization in the world responsible for promoting the study and the teaching ofSpanish language and culture.
The Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE; Spanish for "Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language") are official diplomas issued by the Spanish Instituto Cervantes and theSpanish Ministry of Education and Science to participants who pass a standardized test indicating Spanish language proficiency. The DELE Diplomas are internationally recognized, and enjoy great prestige not only among public and private educational institutions and authorities, but also in the business world and chambers of commerce.
In many countries, the DELE have been adopted by departments of education and official institutions of learning as a complement to their own assessment programmes. They are ideal for furthering your career and access to education, both in Spain and in other countries where the examinations are given. For more information, click here.
TT MADRID IMMERSION PROGRAM
IIf you're looking to teach English, choose TtMadrid for an accredited TEFL course that is interesting and rewarding while giving you the practical experience to take into the classroom. TtMadrid offers an intensive 4 week accredited TEFL course in the centre of Madrid. We cover everything from grammar, phonetics, lesson/course planning, classroom management to intensives, telephone teaching and technology in the classroom. The teaching practices take place at the centre and you will teach students from beginner to advanced level. We offer full support, before, during, and after the course. Once you are part of the TtMadrid family we have an open door policy. We assist with accommodation, paperwork, banking, getting a mobile and most importantly - getting jobs. We also offer a 1 YEAR STUDENT VISA program to those looking to teach who are not EU citizens. There are many good TEFL courses out there but what makes us different is the support we offer - you become part of our family and we help and support you with every aspect of your new or continued life in Spain.
For those who need a student visa or want to start or improve their Spanish and wish to make Spain their home for at least a year, we offer the following course:
4 weeks tuition and an accredited TEFL certificate
Friday Ongoing Professional Development Training (NLP, Accelerated Learning, Intro to teaching children, exam preparation, etc)
1 year of Spanish classes (3 hours per week)
1 year access to the Cultural Immersion Programme (activities 4 days per week)
Guaranteed job interviews with the top agencies in Madrid
Pre course grammar preparation programme
Our premium CV/resume service that connects you with over 300 agencies
Careers advice including our interviewing skills workshop
Welcome lunch & graduation party
Course materials/ 350 photocopies/ Internet and wifi access
Use of facilities and ongoing support post course
Support with organizing your legal paperwork upon arrival
Organizing accommodation in Madrid, bank accounts, mobiles etc
LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL ASSISTANTS:
If you want to assist teachers in public schools in Spain click here for more information.
PURSUING A POST GRADUATE DEGREE IN A SPANISH UNIVERSITY:
Spanish univerisities offer an array of postgraduate degrees which may be of your interest. You can check our Associate Institutions offerings:
In addition to the suggestions found in the different sections of this site, there are a plethora of lesser known programs also available to those wishing to return to Spain. To see a list these programs, or to more specifically select an area of Spain in which you would like to work in after graduation, please go to the following link:
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Depending on the type of work that you wish to pursue and the duration of your stay, it will also be imperative that you once again look into possible Visa obtainment before your return.