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Teach & Learn in Spain, Instituto Franklin-UAH

The aim of our program is to offer students the opportunity to earn a Master´s Degree while completing a practicum in a school in the region of the Comunidad de Madrid.

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Instituto Franklin - UAH Reviews

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Host School or Placement

    10

  • Living Situation

    N/A

  • Compensation & Benefits

    6

  • Support Services

    5

  • Day to Day Life

    7

  • Community

    9

Getting the job done

Pay is alright, classes can be interesting, it's exciting to complete a Master's abroad. Whether you're trying to prolong your stay in Spain or this is your first step into this kind of abroad working experience, this program gets the job done. That is to say, if you put your half into it, cause you're still in school!

Program: Teach & Learn in Spain, Instituto Franklin-UAH

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Host School or Placement

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Compensation & Benefits

    8

  • Support Services

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    8

  • Community

    7

Challenging but rewarding

I did my MA in Aprendizaje y Enseñanza de Español como Lengua Extranjera with Instituto Franklin. It was definitely a tedious year because we had to balance our school and work and prioritize what was important. The teachers in the program are experts in their field (at least for this degree) and I never felt like they were teaching a class without a lesson plan. All of the classes were well thought of and executed with precision and attention to detail. The teachers were understanding of students who had internship schools that were very far from the university or those whose schools overloaded them with work. The tasks and assignments given were practical and useful in the classroom setting. The only point of improvement that I can suggest is the fact that it's too fast paced and all subjects are just touching the tip of the ice berg rather than having a profound grasp on the subject matter.

Program: Teach & Learn in Spain, Instituto Franklin-UAH

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Program Review: Teach & Learn in Spain, Instituto Franklin-UAH

The Teach & Learn in Spain program offers its participants the opportunity to gain hands on teaching experience while pursuing a Masters Degree at the University of Alcalá through Instituto Franklin. I attended the program from 2012-2013 and received a Masters in Bilingual and Multicultural Education. I was a Language Cultural Ambassador at a bilingual primary school in Madrid while I pursued my masters, and decided to stay an additional year teaching. My overall experience in the masters program was great. Iulia, my Program Coordinator, and all staff members at Instituto Franklin made me feel safe and supported while in the program. I was presented with plenty of opportunities to get involved at Instituto Franklin and UAH through cultural and academic events, which made my overall experience more meaningful. The courses I completed in the Masters in Bilingual and Multicultural Education were all applicable in my daily duties and responsibilities as a Language Cultural Ambassador. Having no prior teaching experience was a challenge at first, however, the courses and assignments prepared me to become an effective educator. I especially found the classroom management course to be helpful and relevant. In my opinion, all aspects of the program were manageable and essential. I highly recommend this program to anyone who is interested in pursuing a Masters in the field of education, getting a hands on experience, and immersing themselves in another language and culture.

Program: Teach & Learn in Spain, Instituto Franklin-UAH

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Host School or Placement

    7

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Compensation & Benefits

    7

  • Support Services

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    8

  • Community

    10

One year abroad, a lifetime of experience

Teach and Learn is perfect for anyone who wants to get cutting edge experience and training in the field education/teaching in a global/international context. The knowledge and skills I received changed my perspective on the world and exposed me to new innovative ideas that could be applied to different areas upon returning to my home country. Apart from the academic program itself, living abroad challenged me in ways I never imagined before. Life in a foreign country honed my communication skills as well as developed my interpersonal relationship skills as well as mindfulness and awareness of other opinions and views. I highly recommend this program to anyone who is open-minded and looking for different spin on higher education.

Program: Teach & Learn in Spain, Instituto Franklin-UAH

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community

    10

Excellent study abroad program

Attending the Instituto Franklin during the 2015-2016 school year was the best educational decision I’ve made. To those students who are willing to embrace their studies, apply themselves, and work hard, you will be rewarded with incredible educational and life experience.

After graduation, I returned to the United States and was immediately hired as a high school English teacher. (Full disclosure: my undergraduate degree is in teaching with an English emphasis, hence applying for a teaching position.) The administrators who interviewed me were incredibly impressed with my time spent abroad, particularly with obtaining a Masters in Bilingual and Multicultural Education. After being hired they told me that was the biggest reason I was chosen over the other interviewees.

The school district did not require my degree to be accredited but I do plan on having it accredited soon. I plan to update this review with more details regarding that process.

If you have an opportunity to apply to this program, I wholeheartedly encourage it. Not only do I have unbelievably fond memories of that school year, but I am now in a better career because of it. Shout out to Iulia, Carlos, and all the other professors who helped me achieve my dream.

Program: Teach & Learn in Spain, Instituto Franklin-UAH

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