1. Sign up

First, you’ll complete an easy enrollment online. When you’re ready, submit, and we’ll contact you to go over the program in more detail and answer any questions.

Start date: year-round

Duration: 5-12 weeks (you decide specific length)

2. Connect with a host family

Once we’ve sent your application abroad, we’ll work on your host family placement (this can take a few weeks, especially if you’ve applied well in advance). We’ll notify you as soon as a family has been found so you can connect with them over email and/or video chat to make sure that you’re both happy with the match.

Most placements are in the suburbs of Madrid but other areas are sometimes possible.

Once confirmed, we’ll provide all of the next steps, such as when to book your flight and where to purchase travel health insurance. We’ll also provide helpful resources for teaching in Spain and connecting with other participants.

3. Teach and Travel

You'll arrange your specific arrival date with your host family. They'll pick you up from the airport or train station, bring you to their home, and help you get oriented to your new environment and your host children.

You'll also work with your family to set up a tutoring schedule and will discuss how to get around the neighborhood, where to go, and what to see! Throughout your program, our Spanish partner agency will be there to ensure your transition is smooth and fun.

U.S. Department of State-Designated J-1 Visa Sponsor
Alliance for International Exchange
Exclusive partner of the Erasmus Student Network for J-1 Visa sponsorship of internships in the U.S.
European-American Chamber of Commerce New York
Generation Study Abroad
Global Ties U.S.
International Au Pair Association
WYSE Travel Confederation