Not only the USA as a nation, but also the rest of the World is becoming more and more intercultural. Boundaries are flexible, communication is global, and we as citizens get in touch with different cultures and different perspectives about the World than the one we used to know.
As a teacher, we find ourselves in a classroom where students have a different background, culture or perspective, and we need to be able to teach all of them. How can we take our students’ perspectives? By increasing our Intercultural Competence and by putting ourselves in the position of “the other”. Staying and learning in another country is a wonderful way to learn more about cultural identities and about ourselves.
You’ll live and teach in Spain for 3-6 months, in an immersion guided program that will provide you with multiple opportunities to learn by yourself and enhance your intercultural skills.
You’ll receive specific training on the Spanish educational system, Intercultural competence and International Education. You’ll be teaching some hours/week in a school so you can learn though experience, gain empathy and put your knowledge into practice.
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
Ground transportation while on organized activities and excursions
(Transportation to/from Spain and personal expenses not included)
Activities may include:
- Cultural visits
- 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 preservice and inservice teachers. There is no previous experience required, since the curriculum is flexible according to your background and needs. Learning classes will be held in English, although some knowledge of Spanish is desirable for everyday life.
Spring’18: January 8th to April 15th
Fall’18: September 3rd to December 2nd, 2018
Spring’19: January 7th to April 7th, 2019
Dates can be customized upon request.
Contact us for available discounts
Amalia Herencia Grillo
Phone: (+34) 670 445 406