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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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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Moving to Spain: COMO Consulting’s digital resource to help you get started
Aug08

Moving to Spain: COMO Consulting’s digital resource to help you get started

Moving to Spain to teach English? Or perhaps a language or culture immersion trip to Spain? Or considering relocating to Spain but unsure of where to start and how you’ll figure it out. Yep, we’ve been there, and we were there long before blogs, webinars and social media was of any help. Let’s rewind a decade. Cat and Hayley are on flights from their hometowns to participate in language assistant programs in Spain;...

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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! But what should you pack for a move to Spain? What can you buy to free up some luggage equity? A good rule of thumb when deciding how many bags to bring is...

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

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

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 due to payment issues and unforseen expenses. One thing is certain – the more you bring, the more comfortable you’ll feel. We’ve talked to many ex-assistants or veterans...

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