Skip to main content

Spain Cultural Ambassadors Internship

January–June 2023 (approximately 16 weeks)
Deadline: Contact Scott Alvord

The Spain internship programs provide a unique cultural and educational experience designed to help advanced students acquire professional and cultural competencies in the field of education that will allow them to prepare for life after the university. Spanish and English teaching majors are especially encouraged to apply.

This internship provides an opportunity to work hand in hand with K–12 students in Madrid and surrounding areas, as well as the experience of teaching in a different country and learning about their educational system. More information about this experience can be found here.

Click here to apply today!

data-content-type=""

Contact Us

Scott Alvord
3162 JFSB
(801) 422-7546
salvord@byu.edu

PDF

Program Flyer

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection= overrideCardHideByline= overrideCardHideDescription= overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=

More Information

Pencil and paper BIG-01.svg

Courses

Students must register for 12 credit hours during winter semester from the following courses:

SPAN 399R Academic Internship (3–6 credit hours)
SPAN 395R Contemporary Culture (3 credit hours)

Additional course options and direct enrollment may be considered in consultation with the program director.

Participants may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
moneystack NAVY BIGsvg-01.svg

Cost

$3,150–$3,650

Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate tuition (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students) and international insurance coverage.

Does not include airfare, housing, meals, visa fees, or personal expenses.

This is a paid internship, and participants will receive 700 Euros per month.
Scroll NAVY BIG-01.svg

Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a study abroad scholarship and may be considered for other scholarships. Students must indicate on their original online application that they want to be considered for financial aid.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see kennedy.byu.edu/scholarships).

The College of Humanities offers international internship grants of up to $2,000 to majors within the college.
Backpack NAVY-BIG-01.svg

Preparation

Applicants will be evaluated by the faculty advisor upon application to the program and must have completed SPAN 321 before participating in the program.

Prior to departure, students completing an internship are required to enroll in HCOLL 396R Humanities Leadership and Professional Development. This course will help prepare students to make the most of the internship experience.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
House NAVY-BIG-01.svg

Housing

In Spain, apartments or host families will be found through local contacts, online housing sites, or through the housing office at the University of Alcalá.

BYU policy prohibits students from asking Latter-day Saint families to provide accommodations.
Plane NAVY-BIG-01.svg

Travel

Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
travel@byu.edu
Check mark NAVY BIG-01.svg

Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information document.

Deadline: Contact Scott Alvord
Gears NAVY-BIG-01.svg

Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
Faculty NAVY-BIG-01.svg

Faculty

Scott M. Alvord, faculty director of the program and the internship coordinator for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, is a professor of Hispanic linguistics in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and has directed programs in Spain and Mexico several times.

3162 JFSB
(801) 422-7546
salvord@byu.edu
Phone NAVY-BIG-23.svg

Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
isp@byu.edu
Book NAVY-BIG-21.svg

ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
Calendar NAVY-BIG-01.svg

Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.