Through a micro-scholarship program in collaboration with the US Embassy in Spain, Go American English! offers training in English to students of 2nd of ESO (Spanish Secondary Education) that are willing to improve their communication skills in this language.

The scholarships cover up to 100% of the costs, including the program itself and the school materials. It also offers the option to apply for a partial transport scholarship.

These scholarships are designed to help students with good academic results and a household income below average in Madrid.

The objective of this program is to foster a comprehensive training for students and to improve their computer abilities. It will encourage moral values such as leadership, entrepreneurship, voluntary service and critical thinking, as well as teamwork, open mind and appreciation for diversity. Complementary activities, such as sports and entrepreneurial workshops, lectures by guest experts or voluntary community work and human rights lectures will also be held.

The classes will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 16:30 to 19:00. The program will last for two years: first course will start on the second week of September 2017 and will finish on June 2018; whereas the second course will be taught between September 2018 and June 2019.

Application submission period: from the 1st to the 22nd of June, 2017.

You can submit your duly completed application by email (, by regular mail or hand delivery to Nuria Sánchez at the office:

Fundación International Studies

c/Velázquez, 140 – 28006 Madrid

For more information about the program, the admission requirements, the necessary documentation, the calendar or the application form, you can download the following files:

Info Go American English 2017-2019

Solicitud Go American English Solicitud 2017-2019

Access Program

The Access Program is an English-language program for students in danger of social exclusion from the Community of Madrid (Spanish Autonomous Community of Madrid), who are between the ages of 13 and 17.

This educational program also explores the values and culture of the US. The Access Program strengthens leadership and personal development in the students through social community service, games and other activities.

The Access Program was designed by the US Embassy in Spain.

Ambassador James Costos inaugurated the program during a ceremony with student participants in attendance on December 2nd, 2015. The granted scholarships have a duration of two years.  It has been in operation since October 2015 and the first promotion will graduate in June 2017.

The course, the books, other school materials, transportation costs, as well as additional activities and intensive sessions are all covered by funds specifically designated for this program.

Official Training Center for Teachers from the Madrid Autonomous Community

The International Studies Foundation is an official permanent training center for teachers, and has been ever since signing a collaborative agreement with the Madrid Autonomous Community in early 2008. Each year, we provide the “Dirección General de Mejora de la Calidad de la Enseñanza de la Consejería de Educación de la Comunidad de Madrid” (essentially a government agency tasked with quality control and optimization for public school teachers, as well as curriculums in and around Madrid) with a detailed syllabus that specifically highlights what we wish to achieve with our students.

We are exceptionally fortunate to be able to contribute to our local community by working with some of the people who are most responsible for guiding young people in some of their most developmental years.

The International Studies Foundation is an Official Training Center for the Teachers from the Madrid Autonomous Community

Since 2008, we have taken the following actions in terms of training teachers in and around Madrid:

  • 5 annual scholarships for high school students in and around Madrid to study for a Master of Education in International Education from Endicott College. All in-class portions of the program are done in Madrid at CIS – The College for International Studies.
  • Training courses centered around Methodologies and Improvement of the English language for high school teachers.
  • Training courses centered around Methodologies and Improvement of the English language: “Advanced English: Teaching English Through Literature”.
  • A scholarship for a student from Mozambique to study in Madrid at CIS – The College for International Studies for a Master of Education in International Education from Endicott College. The scholarship itself is awarded by the NGO Cruzada por los Niños (Crusade for the Children), which belongs to the same educational group as this foundation, as well as CIS – The College for International Studies.