Three Salem State students receive scholarships to live and teach in Spain

Salem State University students Charles Berry, Alyssa Barras and Daniel Godden have received scholarships from the Spanish government to work and live in Spain as cultural assistants during the 2011-2012 academic year. Alyssa and Daniel are Spanish majors and Charles is a Spanish minor.

The students will be going to different parts of northern Spain: Daniel will be living in Asturias, Charles in the Basque Country, and Alyssa in Galicia. All three will work as teaching assistants of English in a Spanish school and the Ministry of Education will pay their salaries. This will be a wonderful opportunity for the students to improve their Spanish and live the Spanish culture first hand.

The requirements to apply for these cultural assistantships are the following

  • Hold a U.S. or Canadian passport
  • Be a native English speaker
  • Be a Junior or Senior college student or
  • Have completed a bachelor degree
  • Have an intermediate/advanced level in Spanish

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Applications are accepted starting in November. It is important to apply early.

For more information, contact Dr. Fátima Serra, professor of Spanish in the department of foreign languages and faculty coordinator at the Center for International Education.