Getting your visa for the Auxiliares de Conversación program in Spain

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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”

Just go

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I have so many friends that want to have the wanderlust mentality that I do but don’t know where to start so I want to help. Not only them but to help whoever else is out there dreaming of learning a new Latin dance in South America, bathing elephants in Nepal, or riding a bike next to waterways in Amsterdam while sitting on their couch debating on what type of take out to order. I first got this travel bug when I was 13 years old and it has taken me ten years to act on it. Why so long? I was comfortable. Comfortable with my job since I was number one in sales, comfortable in any relationship I was in because “it was the right thing to do”, and overall just comfortable with my routine. I did make some amazing memories in college with my girlfriends but for the most part I forgot what I actually wanted to do with my life. Now when people tell me their travel goals immediately without hesitation I always say “Go for it!!” Continue reading “Just go”

About time!

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Hola amigos! (That’s hello for you non-spanish speakers) However, I’m sure you picked up on what that meant while you were babysitting some kids and and listening to Dora the Explorer in the background. Nevertheless, welcome to my new blog page! It’s been a while since I first contemplated starting a blog and I thought, hey it’s a new year (well 4 months into it) and it’s time to start making things happen. So here I am spending hours in coffee shops customizing my blog, adding and deleting widgets, and trying to figure out how all of this works. Truth is, I just love to write. So this may not be your typical perfectly aligned blog with the best themes and thousands of followers but it will have relevant content, captivating photos, and maybe a few too many drunken sappy posts on how much I love the place where this blog is all about….Spain.
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