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Everything you Need to Know about the Auxiliar de Conversacion Program in Spain

I teach English in Spain through the auxiliares de conversación (“conversation assistants”) program, also called Language and Culture Assistants. So far it has been the most rewarding, most stressful, and easiest job I’ve ever had. Overview The Spanish Ministry of Education hires young people from the EU, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and China […]

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9 Things I miss about America

1. Personal space You walk up to a street corner where people are patiently waiting to cross the street. How close do you stand to the next person? If you’re like most Americans you probably leave at least three feet between yourself and a stranger, and you’ve also probably never thought about it. I thought […]

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5 Ways to Make Friends in Spain

1. Find Good Roommates Living with strangers is always a risk, but having someone to help navigate your first year in Spain is a huge benefit while you’re away from home. Not to mention speaking Spanish every single day is the best way to become fluent. 2. Get involved in the Erasmus community The Erasmus […]

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How to Pack for Spain

  CLOTHES AND SHOES ESSENTIALS WINTER COAT: A pea coat or down jacket is ideal. Even in the south of Spain, it can get very cold on winter nights. Stick to solid black or gray, patterns or brightly colored coats are not common. WALKING SHOES: Living in Europe means lots of walking, bring at least […]

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