about us

Other view of Plaza Santa Ana, Madrid

Club RCI (Club de Relaciones Culturales Internacionales) is a cultural, educational and linguistic nonprofit organization with a broad and varied choice of programmes for young people interested in increasing their knowledge of foreign languages and cultures, as well as promoting Spanish language and culture abroad.

For over 40 years, Club RCI has formed and cultivated partnerships with both public and private educational and cultural institutions in several countries. We are linked to an important web of public and private organizations with similar aims dedicated to the development of projects in the fields of language and culture.

Plaza Santa Ana, Madrid

Club RCI is founder member of IAPA (International Au Pair Association).

Club RCI is member of WYSE Travel Confederation (World Youth Student & Travel Confederation).

Club RCI is a representative and a collaborator of Universidad de Alcalá de Henares since 1998.

why booking one of our programmes through us?

Over 40 years experience

We have been running our ‘Au Pair in Spain’ programmes for over 41 years with much success. We carefully select host families in order to find the best placements for our applicants, guaranteeing our au pairs are never asked or expected to do any household chores. 90% of our host families have a cleaner, and our au pairs' duties are mainly related to childcare and/or teaching languages to children. Our host families do not expect au pairs to do any household duties, apart from assisting the family with daily duties, such as tyding up the children's toys or rooms or helping lay the table for dinner.

In 1997 Club RCI designed the `Tutoring in Spainī(Language Assistant) programme in response to the wishes of our host families and our applicants alike. Most of our host familiesīchildren had grown up and childcare was not needed anymore, but they still wanted to invite a foreign student to their homes to help improve their English, French or German language skills. Lots of our applicants who wanted to enjoy more time off were males (not accepted on the Au Pair in Spain programme) and/or didnīt want to commit to more than 4 weeks, weren't interested in childcare etc, but still wanted to immerse themselves in the language and culture of Spain by living with a Spanish family.

Assistance & guidance

All our staff members have lived abroad and have participated in our programmes - been there done that! Our participants are not numbers, they are individuals and we try to help them as much as we can whenever any problem arises. Since we have been running the programme for such a long time, we have the capability to switch our participants to a more convenient host family pretty quickly.

Social Programme

We organise a social programme for our applicants and introduce participants to other participants living in the same area so they can make new friends as soon as possible.

Interested? Apply now!

If you havenīt got insurance, you might interested on checking Avi Internationalīs special rates for our participants.

Club RCI in partnership with Inhispania, a prestigious language school dedicated exclusively to teaching Spanish as a foreign language, offers our applicants a special deal.