Cultural translator

3 week course for professionals in Intercultural Education





Studying in a foreign country is usually an exciting but also stressful situation. Not all students are prepared for it and the Culture shock is usually waiting around the corner. The target culture can be very different from the home one, and students may need help from local faculty and staff in order to overcome any difficulty. The intercultural mediator should be available to help the student be better prepared for his/her International Education experience.

  • Spain’s national identity: languages, History, geographies
  • Learning Culture through food
  • Is Typical Spanish this typical? A review of stereotypes
  • I’m feeling homesick… How to prevent Culture Shock
  • We dress the same but we’re different. How we perceive ourselves and “the other”
  • Spain’s educational system and specifics: What and how you can learn in a Spanish University
  • Spain as a touristic destination VS a place to study
  • Things you can and can’t do: Legal procedures in Spain
  • Spain’s daily life from inside; a survival guide



Airport reception

On-site orientation

Classes & lectures

Materials & resources

Pre-arranged meetings with local staff and institutions

Housing in homestays, full board

Optional internships in different Intercultural Education local offices and/or classrooms

Excursions and activities

24/7 Resident Director & staff assistance

Medical Insurance

Ground transportation while on organized activities and excursions


(Transportation to/from Spain and personal expenses not included)


Activities may include:

  • Cultural visits
  • Excursions
  • Meetings with Speaking Partners
  • Activities management/organization
  • Crisis management
  • Meetings with local professionals related to Intercultural Education
  • Meetings with local faculty and staff



A standard day would include lectures, classes, local visits and extra activities. There is a minimum of 20 hours/week of classes. Due to the high contact with current IE programs, activities may vary and happen during the morning, afternoon, or evening.

Students will enjoy some free time to explore on their own and there will also be some optional activities to join if desired. Please let us know if you’re interested in any specific visit/activity and we’ll do our best to accommodate it. A tentative calendar will be provided prior to the program start date, but you can expect classes and activities/visits during the week and some excursions over the weekend.




This course is addressed to professionals working with students that go on a Study Abroad program. There is no previous experience required. Classes will be held in English, although some knowledge of Spanish is desirable for everyday life.



Spring’19: March 18 to April 7

May Term’19: May 6 to 26

Summer’19: June 3 to 23



4.995 €

Contact us for available discounts


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Amalia Herencia Grillo

Phone: (+34) 670 445 406