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It has been almost a year since I decided to drop everything and move to Spain, knowing beginner level Spanish. I thought of teaching abroad on a whim one day when I realized I was running out of ways to get paid while traveling through Europe. When I found out... Continue reading
From personal experience I know it is very easy to give in to unhealthy habits while abroad such as tasting everything, drinking a lot, and going out to eat for every meal. If you are just on a short holiday it is okay to indulge every once in a while,... Continue reading
Italy is on almost everyones list. Tuscany, along with the rest of Italy was on the top of mine. I have encountered many people who are just astounded by Italy’s beauty and culture, I had to see what all the hype was about so I booked a ticket to Rome... Continue reading
Expectation Vs. Reality: Teaching English Abroad When I first accepted my offer to teach English abroad I didn’t really know what to expect. But by the time it was August and I was packing away everything I owned, I had a clear picture of what it was going to be... Continue reading
When I first decided to move to Spain one of the first thoughts that crossed my mind was what I was going to do about the holidays, the obvious choice was to fly home. Before it even started I was 100% convinced that I would be going home for the... Continue reading
We all know it is hard to be away from family and friends for a long period of time, but once the holidays hit it gets even harder. Sometimes it just isn’t logical to fly all the way home to spend a few days there, its precious time that could... Continue reading
Okay so I know this post doesn't only pertain to teaching in Spain but a huge part of the Teach in Spain program is traveling. It is crucial that I inform you about the best types of bags because you wouldn't want a bad purse or luggage set to ruin... Continue reading
My experience eating in Madrid has been a rough one. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve eaten plastic, and paper… I’ve also witnessed food being taken out of a dirty bus bucket and served to customers. Eating out in Europe is a lot different than eating out in America to say... Continue reading
"This is day 1 out of a whole year, then you start to adjust. You will catch on quick." My mother was reminicing about her days teaching English abroad in Mexico when she was my age. She did the same thing and had the time of her life, she even... Continue reading
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