After spending an extended period of time studying abroad in Spain, many students 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, 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 of Spanish 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 the Spanish 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.
LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL ASSISTANTS:
If you want to assist teachers in public schools in Spain click here for more information.
MEDDEAS, AUXILIARES DE CONVERSACIÓN:
Multilingual Education Development and Support (Meddeas) is a company specialized in giving support services to multilingualism -and bilingualism- in educational centres, providing consultancy, selecting native teachers and offering language assistant programs.
Training Express is one of the largest language training companies in Spain with offices in Madrid and Barcelona and satellite operations nationwide. The company provides language training to over 10,000 adult learners who study English (and other languages) for their jobs. There are more than 300 teachers on staff. Training Express was founded in 1999 by ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers and is an organization dedicated to excellence and innovation in the ESL field.
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.