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North American Language and Culture Assistants Program


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About this Fellowship

One-year program placing native English speakers in elementary and secondary school in Spain to serve as teaching assistants.

The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program (NALCAP) program selects American and Canadian college students and graduates, who are native-like speakers of English and French (in Canada), to partner with elementary and secondary schools in Spain to bolster language programs, as teaching assistants (TAs) under the supervision and guidance of teachers of English or French as a World/Foreign Language.

Placements are offered all across Spain, in practically every city and town in the country, running from October 1st to May 31st for most assignments. Short term contracts and/or alternative starting dates are unfortunately not available. NALCAP recipients receive a monthly stipend of 700 to 1000 euros depending on the assigned region and medical insurance from either the national government or the regional governments of Spain. Hours of assistant teaching range from 12 to 16 hours per week also depending on assignment awarded.

At the same time, the program offers recipients the opportunity to study the language and culture of Spain by becoming a local and growing on a personal level, while sharing the language and culture of the United States with students in Spain.

The following requirements must be met in order to participate in the program:

Have a valid U.S. passport at the time of applying

Have earned a bachelor's degree or be currently enrolled as a junior or a senior in a bachelor's program. Applicants may also have an associate degree or be a community college student in their last semester.

Have a native-like level of English

Be aged 18 - 60 upon submission of your application

Have a basic level of Spanish

Be in good physical and mental health

Have a clean background check

Award Value

Monthly stipend of €700-1000 and medical insurance.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled, Masters, Doctoral


US Citizen
Campus Nomination Required No

Last updated: November 5, 2021

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