Education & Healthcare
Studying Spanish in the U.S.

Find more information about various possibilities for studying Spanish in the U.S. included below. For more details, see the Education Office website.

 

The Instituto Cervantes is a public institution created by the Spanish government in 1991 in order to promote and teach the Spanish language, as well as Spain's other co-official language and Hispanic cultures. It is currently present in 88 cities and 45 countries worldwide.

 

There are currently Institutos Cervantes in the U.S. in Albuquerque and El Paso, Boston, Chicago, New York, and Seattle. These centers offer a variety of classes for students and teachers, as well DELE Diplomas of Spanish. 

 

Spanish Language and Cultural Education

Spain’s Ministry of Education, via its A.L.C.E​ program provides free language and culture classes to the children of Spanish citizens who study in American elementary or middle schools.

 

Classes, which take place outside of school hours, are taught by Spanish teachers. Classes are offered in various locations in and around New York City and Washington, D.C.

 

Educational Equivalencies of Studies in the U.S.

See the Education Office’s website for more information.

 

More Information about Studying in the U.S.

Attending school is mandatory in the U.S. beginning at 5 years of age. Students attend Elementary School, Middle School, and then High School. Upon finishing High School. students can choose to attend college/university, or pursue another type of professional training. Universities are either public or private. Public Universities tend to be less expensive, especially if students reside in the same state as the University.

 

After graduating University with a Bachelor’s Degree, students can pursue further education if they so choose. Options for further education include Masters, Doctorate, Medical, or Law programs.

 

As always, before committing to attending any school or university, do detailed research of legal and financial implications that may result as part of attendance.


 

 

 

Healthcare in the U.S.

The Social Security agreement between Spain and the U.S. does not cover healthcare. For information about healthcare during temporary stays outside of Spain, see this link (in Spanish).

 

For more information, visit the Labor, Migrations, and Social Security Office’s website (in Spanish).

  

More information about Health Care in the U.S

In the U.S., public healthcare is unavailable until age 65. That means that individuals must choose from plans offered by various private health insurance companies. In 2010 however, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. Among other changes, this means that people with lower levels of income can receive tax credits for their health insurance if they register for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. To get more information, and see if you qualify, visit www.healthcare.gov.

 

Temporary Health Insurance Coverage in the U.S.

If your stay in the U.S. is short term, look into a travel-health insurance policy. Be sure to research the details of the coverage, and the terms and conditions before purchasing the policy.


 

 
 
 

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