It’s that time of year again when thousands of us anxiously await our regional placement for the Language and Culture assistant program with the Ministry of Spain. It’s my first year in this program and I can not tell you how nervous I am. With an inscrita number in the upper 4,000’s I can expect that I won’t get my placement until mid July. But just as a young kid restlessly waits for Christmas morning to open dozens of presents I will be doing the same. Though instead of peeking out of the window to catch a glimpse of jolly old Saint Nick I am frantically checking my email. It’s maddening.
According to the Ministry’s website, Monday was the day that they were going to try to send out first year placements. (Very heavy emphasis on try) Having dealt with the Spanish government in the past, I knew that that wasn’t going to happen. The bureaucracy of Spain is notorious for being….slow. Also, judging by last years dates placements didn’t happen until May. Oh well, I’ll stay patient. I know my time is coming.In the meantime I’ll be getting everything ready for my visa so I’m not frantically running around with my head cut off in July when it’s time to apply for it. Continue reading “Getting your visa for the Auxiliares de Conversación program in Spain”