How to Apply to the Instituto Franklin to Teach in Spain
Nov22

How to Apply to the Instituto Franklin to Teach in Spain

So, you want to apply to the Instituto Franklin to teach and learn in Spain. With the help of current participant Clare Boerigter, we walk you through the application process for 2017-18. Check out why Clare chose the Instituto Franklin in her last post. Other than having to gather documents and putting a good deal of thought into my two essays, I did not find Instituto Franklin’s application process to be that harrowing. But it did...

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Teach English in Spain: the Instituo Franklin Program Basics
Nov08

Teach English in Spain: the Instituo Franklin Program Basics

Teaching in Spain is one way to obtain a legal estancia in Spain and a good stepping stone if you’d like to live here long term. And there are no shortage of English teaching programs that provide you with a visa and stipend to make ends meet between your tapas and weekend trips! Clare Boerigter talks to us about how she decided to do the Instituto Franklin program, and what advice she has for teachers looking for a serious...

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Moving to Spain: 10 Pieces of Advice for Teaching Private English Classes
Sep28

Moving to Spain: 10 Pieces of Advice for Teaching Private English Classes

updated Summer 2018 Over the last decade, Spain has made a huge push for its population to become more proficient in English and as a result, native English speakers are in extremely high demand and there are plenty of ways to teach English in Spain. For Language and Culture Assistants, AuPairs or other jobs that are moderately paid, extra income from private classes can mean the difference between a frugal year or enjoying all that...

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A Day in the Life of an Auxiliar: What Teaching is Like for a Language and Culture Assistant
Sep16

A Day in the Life of an Auxiliar: What Teaching is Like for a Language and Culture Assistant

When you’ve applied and been accepted to a teaching program in Spain, the waiting game begins. Where will you be placed? Will you be with kids, teens, or adults? We’re vets of the Ministry of Education and CIEE programs, respectively, and Cat was thrilled to work in a high school, away from the little ones and their runny noses! She shares what her typical days were like, amidst commuting to a village outside of Sevilla,...

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How to Request an FBI Background Check for Spain and from Spain
Jul09

How to Request an FBI Background Check for Spain and from Spain

updated summer 2018 If you are from the United States and applying for a visa or residency to live in Spain, nine times out of ten you will need to request a background check in order to comply with the requirement that you present a certificado de antecedentes penales. While some countries may provide just one way to prove you are free of a criminal record, the US allows citizens or residents to ask for this document at either the...

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