Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte - Gobierno de España

Estados Unidos

Cultural Ambassadors: North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain

  Latest update: May 24, 2017.- 

  2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

More than 1,200 assignments already made. Applicants who a) wanted Valencia as any of their 3 regions of choice and b) still were not assigned a position as of Fri, May 19 are being contacted by email and offered a position in Valencia . Applicants are to reply to the offer as soon as possible following the deadline specified in the corresponding email. Applicants who accept the Valencia offer will be waitlisted for that region  Applicants who decline the Valencia offer will return to the cohort of applicants to be assigned a position. Further details are given in the email they will receive.

Important notice for applicants who hold a US and a European Union passport or a Canadian and a European Union passport simultaneously.- please note: a) prior to arriving in Spain you must obtain a police background check and have it accompanied by a The Hague Apostille. b) the specific details on the content and the issuers of such police background check can be found in the document "Visa application for Americans" below. Please check this website regularly, as we will soon post up-to-date information on the program. The priority  of assignment for a given application will not be based on the number assigned to the application. It will depend on the date on which the application is eventually validated (i.e. considered Admitida) by our Office  in the on-line system. Some exceptions apply.


  Education Office contacts in the USA and Canada. 

PDF Contacs in Spain


PDF Application Guidelines

PDF Checklist    

PDF   For review before submitting application     

PDF Profex Manual      Link externo Access Profex

Fotografía "No photo" file ( to be uploaded in the application if you do not wish to upload a photo)



PDF VISA APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR AMERICANS Updated August 29, 2016. Please wait for updates for the 2017-18 school year. 

PDF VISA APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR CANADIANS Please wait for updates for the 2017-18 school year.

 IMPORTANT NOTICE: During the campaign for the Language Assistants Program 2015-2016, we discovered fraudulent online application forms that forge the corporate identity of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport for unlawful purposes. These false application forms send you to a website containing a form that asks for bank information for you to make payment for registration in the program, flights, etc.

The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport reminds candidates that registration in the program is FREE and WE WILL NEVER ASK FOR OR REQUIRE ANY FINANCIAL INFORMATION ABOUT BANK CARDS AND/OR ACCESS CODES NOR WILL WE DEMAND ANY PAYMENT through electronic mail or any other means.



Participants in our programs are eligible to receive discounted airfare through Iberia. If you are interested, please use this link to buy your tickets.



Read, watch and learn about former auxiliares de conversación 

A wandering Casiedilla

Link externo Some more Cultural Ambassadors´experiences in unique parts of Spain.



Candidates are kindly asked to address us any questions not included in this website.  

Or look up our Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports homepage for AUXILIARES DE CONVERSACIÓN

If you have a technical problem with PROFEX, please contact

Our webpage is updated on a regular basis.    

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