Sixty-seven days. They say it only takes 21 days to create a habit so after sixty-seven you’d be surprised to what you can get used to. The…… Read more “Pregnant in a Spanish Quarantine”
So you’ve done it! You’ve convinced your Spanish boyfriend or girlfriend that the best and most fool-proof way for you to remain in Spain and be able…… Read more “Everything You Need to Know about Applying for Pareja de Hecho”
Some of the most entertaining moments you will probably have in your first time abroad is when someone sheepishly asks you, “So…I saw this on a film…is…… Read more “10 of the most frequently asked questions to Americans abroad”
If you’ve landed here, you are probably in a relationship with a Spaniard or European and considering, perhaps for visa purposes, perhaps not, whether doing a civil…… Read more “The Difference Between a Civil Union and Marriage in Spain”
Ah, yes. The ever-evasive question I get most asked by Americans who have no immediate European family members, “how have you been able to stay here so…… Read more “Legally Stay in Spain as an American”
Written by guest writer: Javier Garcia of Cool Tours Spain As a major European capital city, there are plenty of things to do in town but take a…… Read more “5 Off the Beaten Path Spots to Visit Madrid on a Budget”
Let’s just say it–living the auxiliar life can be great, but it can also leave you wanting and needing more. The schedule is minimal, the job itself is usually…less than fulfilling, and the pay will likely have you moonlighting at a low paying academy or riding the metro around town for 25 different private classes. Without fail, lots of language assistants will be searching for a way to continue working in education, (and some likely looking for any way NOT to work in education), while still living out their dream life in Spain, with a decent salary. Sounding familiar yet?
Enter, the questions I get asked the most about my experience living in Spain; how have I been here so long as an American and how did I find work in international and semi-private schools in Spain?
In this post I will be very transparent on my experiences–good, bad, and terribly paid, so read on if you want some hard truths as well as possibilities for your future.
Short background: my husband is Spanish and I am American. I have lived in Spain for nearly ten years, and with him for seven of them. Our…… Read more “Everything you need to know to plan a wedding abroad”
Have a short jaunt to this small town in the north of Thailand? Make the most of it with these tips!
This post could also be titled, “Everything I wish I knew about private classes before I started.” In over nine years as a teacher in Spain I…… Read more “8 questions to ask before you start private classes”