Come back to Madrid!

There are many ways to return to Spain to work or study!


Sponsored by the US government, the Fulbright program encourages and facilitates understanding and exchange between the US and other countries around the world. In Spain, Fulbright offers grants to study, teach English, and conduct research to “exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns” (taken from the Fulbright website). Grants are competitive and require participants to apply a year before the expected date of beginning their work, but the Fulbright community is an extensive international network of scholars that is wonderful to be a part of both while in Spain and in the years after. Please see Fulbright General Website for general , Fulbright Spain Website

Auxiliar de Conversación, Ministerio de Educación, Gobierno de España

The Ministerio de Educación hires more than 1,200 North Americans to teach English throughout the country every year. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Auxiliares may list three regions of placement preference throughout the country, and they are assigned to a region and school based on the school’s necessity. The position lasts for the entire Spanish academic year (September through June), with the possibility to be extended for a second year. For more information, see the Ministerio de Educación website.

Graduate Study Programs

Many universities–both American and Spanish–offer post-graduate degrees in Madrid:
Middlebury Language Schools Graduate Program
NYU in Madrid – M.A. in Spanish and Latin American Linguistic, Literary, and Cultural Studies
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Universidad Complutense Madrid

Volunteer Opportunities

World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) – España
is a not-for-profit organization which facilitates connections between volunteers and hosts.  Volunteering responsibilities include labor as is normal in a countryside house, and work alongside nature while focusing on the use of sustainable and organic methods in an ecological and alternative lifestyle.  The WWOOF organization helps volunteers find hosts to provide room and board in exchange for the volunteer’s labor.  Volunteers should be prepared to embrace living in a rural area such as a farm.  For more information, click on the link above, or apply to be a WWOOFer. 

Pueblo Inglés is a 7-day program in various locations around the Spanish countryside, where the goal is to have native English speakers volunteer to provide Spanish business people with intensive exposure to the English language.  Activities to improve proficiency in English include class time, relaxed conversations, board games, etc.  To improve fluency, the program emphasizes impulsive conversation without time to mentally translate each phrase.  High standard accommodations and all meals are provided for volunteers. For more information about Pueblo Inglés programs, click on the like above, or apply to volunteer.

International Communications Internship

Training Express

Training Express is one of the largest language training companies in Spain with offices in Madrid, Bilbao and Barcelona and satellite operations nationwide. The company provides language training to over 15,000 adult learners who study English (and other languages) for their jobs. There are more than 200 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. (Visit our web site at )

I Speak U Speak (ISUS)

In 2007 Training Express expanded its horizons by creating an affiliated company “I Speak U Speak”, known in its abbreviated form as ISUS, which is dedicated to international online language training. Now an international employer, ISUS employs a staff of more than 200 online language trainers from Europe, North America, South America and Asia. 30,000 students study through ISUS worldwide. (visit our web site at

TtMadrid TEFL Certificate Course 

Live and work anywhere in the world with TtMadrid’s accredited TEFL certification.

TtMadrid is the leading teacher training program in Spain and offers a 4-week intensive course that will prepare you thoroughly to teach English as a foreign language worldwide. Located in the heart of Madrid, TtMadrid guarantees interviews with leading agencies and teaching centres and has had 100% job placement success since it launched over 10 years ago. Its Spanish, Teaching and Cultural Immersion program includes Spanish classes and cultural activities at LAE Madrid, the Instituto Cervantes accredited Spanish Academy on campus, which ensures that you get to make the most of your experience in Spain. 

Please see for more information or e-mail for inquiries.