A unique, paid teaching opportunity with a temporary visa for Spain
If you’re craving the Spanish sun, sangria and laissez-faire lifestyle, but are having trouble cutting through immigration’s red tape (which has tightened it’s reins over the years), the Spanish government might have a solution…
If you’re craving the Spanish sun, sangria and laissez-faire lifestyle, but are having trouble cutting through immigration’s red tape (which has tightened it’s reins over the years) in order to secure your visa, the Spanish government might have a solution.
Currently in its seventh year running, the Continuing Education grant, provided by the Ministry of Education of Spain, is now handing out more than 2000 scholarships for North American Cultural Ambassadors. Supported by Spain, as well as several Departments of Education and School Districts in both the United States and Canada, this collaborative program is an excellent opportunity for Canadians and Americans to work as teaching assistants in K-12 public schools across the country. You’ll not only be helping teach English or French to Spaniards, but you’ll be imparting your distinct North American cultural practices onto your Spanish counterparts and vice-versa.
Since inception in 2005 when the program began with only 50 participants, it has gained rapid momentum and is expected to award approximately almost 700 grants for the upcoming, 2021 school year.
What does one get out of the program?
What does one need in order to get into the program?
If you have the time, the ‘ganas’ (desire) and if you tick all the right boxes, then this is a fairly easy way of securing a Spanish visa (at least for a short while) and exposing yourself to an unforgettable eye opening experience in Spain.Required Documents:
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