For the health and safety of the Grand Valley community, remote academic instruction will continue through April 25. The Admissions office is available to answer calls Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 616-331-2025 or 1-800-748-0246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional instructions and updates at www.gvsu.edu/coronavirus
Teaching Areas: Elementary, Middle, Secondary; English/ ESL at all levels. If student teacher has Spanish capability, all areas.
Available Dates: January - May, September - December
Housing: Host Families
Additional Notes: Applicants MUST have a Federal (FBI) background check on file to student teach in Spain.
Placements exceeding 90 days (12 weeks) require a student visa.
Country Specific Information
If you plan on student teaching for longer than 90 days (12 weeks) you must apply for a student visa well before the start of your placement. There are two types of visas, a 180 day student visa and another for longer studies. Start the application process with as much lead time as your consulate allows (4-12 weeks). Be sure to consult with a study abroad advisor or your COST coordinator at your university on how to apply and how to go about completing the paperwork.