• Spain
    • Madrid
4 - 12 weeks
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood High School Middle School Pre-School

Program Details

Classroom Audience
Early Childhood High School Middle School Pre-School
Host Family


Salary / Benefits
-Free room and board with a host family
-Assistance before arrival and during your entire stay
-Discounted accident/sickness insurance
-24/7 Emergency care
-International Student & Youth Exchange ID card
Starting Price
$795 USD
Price Details
$695 first four weeks
$50 each addt'l week
What's Included
What's Not Included
Jan 21, 2021
Feb 03, 2019

About Program

Applications and start dates are on a rolling basis, throughout the year.

A beautiful way to experience Spain, live with the comfort and safety of a host family while immersing yourself into local culture!

Tutor English for the host family children 15 hours per week. The rest of your time is free to explore, take a class, weekend trips, spend some time getting to know your hosts, etc. Tutoring can take place through informal activities and conversation but participants are also encouraged to develop a few formal lessons. Placements are mostly around cosmopolitan Madrid!

This is a volunteer / unpaid experience but your host family provides a private room and all meals! We charge a program fee for the service of matching you with a host family, pre-departure support, and in-country support as needed from our Spanish partner agency. Alumni opportunities such as language exchanges are also available.

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Program Highlights

  • Tutoring placement organized before you travel
  • Friendly host families and home cooked meals
  • Connect with other participants along the way
  • Plenty of time to enjoy the beauty of Spain

Program Reviews

9.5 Rating
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  • Support 8.3
  • Fun 8.3
  • Facilities 8
  • Safety 9.5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Best Experience of My Life!

Teaching in Spain over the summer was amazing! I participated in another program in Italy before coming to Madrid, Spain. I lived with an awesome host family and taught their two teenagers for 3-4 hours a day during the week. I met friend who also went through InterExchange and her family was actually friends with mine. We traveled on the weekends together on our off time throughout Spain and Portugal. My favorite places were Barcelona, Sevilla, Segovia and Lisbon, Portugal. I learned so much about my family and their culture. They had a house near the mountains and a flat in Madrid. I would highly recommend living with a host family and connecting with other expats for travel! I still keep in touch with my family and plan to visit them again in the near future!

11 people found this review helpful.
Response from InterExchange

Sounds like a perfect trip! Glad you got to travel a lot and enjoyed your host family stay. Thanks for the review!

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Yes, I recommend this program

Better than studying abroad

I did this program because I had completed the necessary classes/credits I needed to graduate from college but I still needed the experience of going abroad. I chose this for several reasons, firstly because it was reasonably priced without making me have to take unnecessary classes. I’m really glad I did it because I felt that living with children allowed me to learn more than any class could have as kids are not offended by mistakes that you make in the language and allow you to be yourself. Then their parents would help me when I made mistakes. After an entire summer together we became like family.

What would you improve about this program?
As someone who was working towards being a teacher I did not use the lesson plans provide as they did not match my teaching style.
10 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching in a small Spanish town

I applied to teach in Spain through Interexchange. The experience was life-changing and I couldn't have asked for a better adventure on my first time abroad. I was placed with a host family in a small town near Barcelona. My host family was incredible and by far the best part of my experience. I was shown around Catalonia every weekend, including in family events, and comfortable and well-accomadated. Interexchange also placed another participant in my small town and that helped me socialize while abroad. It was the first step in my traveling abroad and seeing the world and since the program I have continued traveling and been even more successful.

9 people found this review helpful.
Response from InterExchange

Thanks for your thoughtful feedback Jacqulyn. We're so glad you had a good experience and are continuing to travel! ~InterExchange

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Yes, I recommend this program

Spain Conversation Coach

I'm so happy here! My family is a very good fit for me. They treat me like their own daughter. I was expecting to be homesick by now but they have made me so comfortable. I would like to be closer to Madrid but I wouldn't trade my location for a different family.

It has been great meeting other tutors. I also went on a trip with the program Be Madrid and met many people through that too. This has been a wonderful experience so far and I'm so glad I took this chance.

What would you improve about this program?
It would be nice if I had a form of income
10 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Yes, for the InterExchange Language Homestay Spain program you must be a U.S. citizen to apply.

Arriving and moving in with a local host family in an unfamiliar country can be a bit of a shock at first. Since each participant stays with their own host family, it's quite immersive. Your host family will be able to introduce you to local activities and help you embrace your surroundings, and we also suggest connecting with other participants in your free time, or even taking a Spanish class.