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Cultural Ambassadors: North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain

IMPORTANT NOTICE. The application process has been extended until April 30.

Faced with an unprecedented set of circumstances due to COVID-19, such as the closing down of colleges and universities across the United States and Canada, we will be accepting non-official transcripts as part of the requirements for your application for the program.

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APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR: Jan 30, 2020 through April 30, 2020

PLEASE NOTICE: The whole application process is ONLINE. Please DO NOT email any files.

Assignments will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once your application has the status of admitida, no further action will be required from you. Please check your email regularly (including spam folder) for assignment notifications.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR.

Before applying , please review the application guidelines 2020-2021 school year (updated Dec, 2019) PDF

When applying, please review:

1. the Profex manual 2020-2021 school year (updated Dec, 2019) PDF

2. the letter of recommendation guidelines (updated Dec, 2019) PDF

3. the FAQs 2021-2021 school year (updated Dec, 2019) PDF

Please do not forget to upload your checklist (see sample) PDF

Other documents that may help you:

1. For review before submitting application 2020-2021 school year (updated Dec, 2019) PDF

2. "No photo" file ( to be uploaded in the application if you do not wish to upload a photo) Fotografía

3. Learn more about the program Profex Video

4. How to complete an application Video

Who may be of assistance (once in Spain)?

Contacts in Spain 2020-2021 school year (updated March, 2020) PDF

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM

What is the program about? The English Language and Culture Assistants provides university students and graduates, native speakers of English, with the opportunity to support English teachers in Spain.

How long? Assistants will spend a full academic year in Spain, October 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021 (Madrid: October 1 through June 30), assisting Spanish teachers for 12-16 hours a week.

How much? They receive medical insurance and a monthly stipend of €700-€1,000 (tax-free) to cover for accommodation and food expenses.

Important notice for applicants who hold a US and a passport issued by a country within the European Union, or a Canadian and a passport issued by a country within the European Union, simultaneously. Please note that prior to arriving in Spain you must obtain a police background check and have it accompanied by a The Hague Apostille (US citizens) or a legalization (Canadian citizens).

VISA APPLICATION - ONCE ASSIGNMENTS HAVE BEEN GIVEN

Note 1 on visa application.- Please make one notarized copy of the following documents you will need for your visa application: 1) your background check and 2) your medical certificate. Upon arrival at your destination in Spain you will need to present both copies to the administrators at the school assigned.

PDF VISA APPLICATION.- GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR AMERICANS updated June 4, 2019.

Access to specific visa application instructions by Consulate of Spain in:

Boston Chicago Houston Los Angeles Miami New York (English) New York (Note) San Francisco Puerto Rico Washington DC

PDF VISA APPLICATION.- INSTRUCTIONS FOR CANADIANS (updated April 17, 2019).

PLEASE NOTE: During the campaign for the Language Assistants Program 2015-2016, we discovered fraudulent online application forms that forge the corporate identity of the Spanish Ministry of Education for unlawful purposes. Registration in the program is FREE and WE WILL NEVER ASK FOR OR REQUIRE ANY FINANCIAL INFORMATION ABOUT BANK CARDS AND/OR ACCESS CODES NOR WILL WE DEMAND ANY PAYMENT through electronic mail or any other means.

TESTIMONIALS

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CONTACT US

Questions about the program: norteamericanos@educacion.gob.es e-mail auxiliares.extra@educacion.gob.es e-mail

Technical problems with PROFEX: profex.soporte@educacion.gob.es e-mail

Spanish Ministry of Education homepage for AUXILIARES DE CONVERSACIÓN

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