Moving to Spain: 10 Packing Don’ts
Aug01

Moving to Spain: 10 Packing Don’ts

No one expects you to make the move to Spain with a single suitcase, but pack too heavily and you’ll find yourself regretting it come moving day. And we’re talking from two people who moved to Spain in the era when two suitcases were a free perk of cross-continental flights! A good rule of thumb when deciding how many bags to bring is to test that you’ll be able to transport everything by yourself (no carts, no escalators and no...

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Moving to Spain: Budgeting Quick Tips for Your First Weeks in Iberia
Jul26

Moving to Spain: Budgeting Quick Tips for Your First Weeks in Iberia

How should I budget for Spain, and how much money should I take initially? That is the million-euro question (every pun intended). Your first few weeks in Spain will be the most expensive, sin duda, and you may have to make your money stretch for months. One thing is certain – the more you bring, the more comfortable you’ll feel. We’ve talked to many ex-assistants or veterans who say to aim to save around 2,000€ to get you...

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Moving to Spain: Spanish Education Basics
Jul18

Moving to Spain: Spanish Education Basics

For those moving to Spain in the fall to teach English, there are huge questions to answer as you wrap your head around your teaching assistant job. What does IES mean, and how old will my student be? What are timetables in Spanish schools like? And, perhaps most importantly, when will I have holidays and days off? This week we’re demystifying the Spanish school system with a beginner’s guide to school types and schedules....

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