Moving to Spain: Spanish Education Basics
Jul18

Moving to Spain: Spanish Education Basics

updated summer 2018 For those moving to Spain to teach English in the fall, 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? We’re demystifying the Spanish school system with a beginner’s guide to school types and...

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How to Apply for Spanish Nationality through Residency
Jun27

How to Apply for Spanish Nationality through Residency

Without a doubt, Brexit and the European Union have become buzzwords overnight. The UK’s big breakup with the EU has sent many Spain dwellers into a tailspin on how to apply for Spanish nationality. Luckily for everyone, the procedure for applying for Spanish citizenship was completely overhauled in 2015 and the new system, while more costly and restrictive (expect to pay upwards of 300€ for application fees and official exams), is...

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Careers in Spain, Tiffany H., Translator and Resume Writer
Jul29

Careers in Spain, Tiffany H., Translator and Resume Writer

Looking to break out of teaching and into another career in Spain? Tiffany cites thinking creatively and globally as the key to her success transitioning from an English teacher to a freelance translator and resume writer. Name: Tiffany Hardy City and Comunidad: Jaén, Andalusia Job Title: Resume Writer & Spanish to English Translator Why did you initially come to Spain? I grew up in the US-Southwest and always had a desire to...

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Careers in Spain: Susan A., Digital Marketing Specialist and Entrepreneur
Jul22

Careers in Spain: Susan A., Digital Marketing Specialist and Entrepreneur

Experience in other sectors and networking with professionals helped German native Susan Akici land her current job in digital marketing at a start-up. She cites strong Spanish skills and flexibility as must-have traits when tackling the job market and Spain’s work culture: Name: Susan Akici City and Comunidad: Madrid Job Title: Co-founder and Head of Operations at iKreate Why did you initially come to Spain? To learn Spanish. I...

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Careers in Spain: Sarah G., Travel Agent
Jul15

Careers in Spain: Sarah G., Travel Agent

Spain’s growing reputation as a tourism darling has jobs in the sector opening up like never before. After several years in HR, hispanophile Sarah Gemba moved back to her beloved Seville and fell into trip planning services. She recently branched out on her own at Grupo EduTravel and has plans to get her Spanish citizenship. Read about how Sarah has coped with changing markets, an economic crisis and starting a family all while...

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