You must have at least a
high-beginner level of Spanish in order
to participate in the MAESTRO for
non-Spanish teachers. If you have not
previously studied Spanish or are very
rusty, you should enroll in the Working
Spanish Online course OR plan to study
in-country for at least two weeks prior
to MAESTRO start date.
Participants in MAESTRO for Spanish
teachers are expected to have at least
an intermediate level of Spanish.
How can I earn professional development
credits aka CEUs?
participants were able to earn CEUs for
their participation in the Maestro program.
However, since regulations on credits vary
in each state and school district, check
with your state's department of education
and an administrator in your school district
to see if you are eligible.
I'm interested in acquiring teaching
tools for my classroom. What does
information on a variety of language
learning resources. Please
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Is airfare included?
Airfare is not included. You will be
responsible for booking and paying for you
own airfare. You many want to check
out our suggestions on how to get there.
Click here for more info.
Will I have any free time to sight see?
You will have most evenings free
during the week. Weekend excursions are
included. If you wish to do additional
sight seeing, please plan to extend your
What out of pocket expenses will I encounter?
Two or three meals per day with
the host family are included in the
cost. Meals during weekend excursions
may not be included. Also, snacks,
souvenirs, drinks, transportation during
your free time are not included in the
program cost. Additionally, some
countries have an
airport departure tax of approximately
What type of clothing should I bring to wear to on-site visits?
Business-casual will be
appropriate for the site visits.
However, you should also bring
comfortable weekend and evening wear.
Are there any immunization requirements?
In the pre-departure "Need
to Know" information that you will
receive upon receipt of your
application, there is a section that
talks about immunizations required and
those suggested. For most locations,
there are no shots required to enter the
Are there any visa requirements?
If you are a US citizen, you will
not need a visa for any MAESTRO location
provided that you are not staying longer
than 90 days. Please check with the host
country's embassy if you are not a US
citizen, or if you plan to stay longer
than 90 days for other visa