Education appreciation: how teaching in Spain has helped me see educators in a new light

If you had told my sixteen-year-old self that someday I’d be working with middle school and high school students I would have laughed in your face. Teaching was the last thing I wanted to do, mostly because I wanted nothing to do with school. In addition, despite some of the amazing educators that I’d had, I […]

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Díos mío: How to navigate the Boston Consulate’s 2017 Spanish student visa process

By this point in the summer, most language assistants have received their placements throughout Spain and are starting to begin the somewhat daunting process of applying for a student visa. It’s not fun, and neither is this post, so if you’re not applying for a visa stop reading right now – I encourage you to […]

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Tranquilo, tío: how I’m trying to stay calm and be productive in the summer before Spain

I feel like I’ve been in a constant state of waiting since January. Fellow auxiliares, I feel you – no matter which program you’re teaching with in Spain, you’ve probably felt like ripping your hair out at least once. That’s why I’ve selected the title for this post (Calm down, dude for you non-Spanish speakers […]

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Next Stop/Próxima Parada: Jaén

Hola a todxs! Thank you for stopping by the ol’ blog. If you know me (and if you’re reading this, you probably do – hey mom and Nat!), then you know about my obsession with the Spanish language, culture, and cuisine. You might also know that I studied abroad in Oviedo, that little city in green Spain, […]

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