So you may or may not know that I applied to work for the Spanish government in their Cultural Assistant program and was accepted. I have decided to go and I will be in Castilla La Mancha from October to May/June. It’s very exciting to be going back to Spain. I love speaking Spanish and I am beyond ecstatic to see my madre and my Spanish family, including the CIEE staff in Alicante! It’s a very exciting opportunity for me.
This program is great for a few reasons. 1) I get paid 700 Euros a month (euros to usd=$$$) 2) I only work 12-16 hours a week and I can do private lessons on the side 3) This is the easiest way to get a visa to live in Spain and work at the same time because technically this is an internship study program. So at the end I get some sort of certificate 4) I get to live in Spain AGAIN! 5) I’m going to be travelling Europe love love love this 6) My girl Jenna, who I studied abroad with, will also be in Spain 7) I’ll get to spend a lot of time with my Spanish family!
I have to go through the whole visa process again from getting another background check to going to NYC for the visa appointment. And of course I’ll be starting up another blog to share all my experiences! I haven’t come up with a name yet, so if you have any idea’s let me know!
But that all happens when I get back. Right now I’m just working- teaching English and planning the trip with my mom in August. That will be a trip of a lifetime and we’ll have many stories to tell. And I’ll share them right here with all of you!