Discovering Spain

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What is Like Living in a Small Town in Spain? Some Advice to Adapt Quickly

Elizabeth T., who is currently a Meddeas Language Assistant, is living in a small town in Spain. She graduated with a dual degree in Spanish and Children’s Advocacy from UMASS Amherst in May 2017. Here she talks about her experience in Southern […]

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Cost of Living in Spain: Housing, Travel, and Food

One of the biggest worries when moving to a new country is how far your money will go. Will you need to find a part-time job? Will you be able to travel? Those are some questions I asked myself when considering the cost of […]

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Best Ways to Make Friends Abroad – A Beginner’s Guide!

You’ve arrived in Spain. You’re in an entirely different country and surrounded by all new customs and unfamiliar faces. In fact, very little feels familiar and maybe you’re beginning to think you’ve made the biggest mistake of your life. Don’t worry: you haven’t. You […]

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How to Be an American in Spain in Politically Tumultuous Times

When I first pictured moving to Spain from the US for a year, I saw beautiful Mediterranean beaches, paella on every corner, and a daily nap that would leave me refreshed. I imagined my role would consist of playing with little Spanish children with […]

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Spanish Culture and Traditions through 8 Phrases Learnt in Spain

My name is Maggie, and I’m from Wisconsin, and now, a part of me will always be from Andalucía as well. I decided to teach English in Spain after graduating from university at St. Norbert College with an […]

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Low Cost Travel: Top Tips to Travel Spain on a Budget

There’s no point pretending that we are in the English teaching profession solely for the task itself. Why? Because the joys of sampling foreign cuisine, grappling with a new language, and meeting people from other cultures are all part of the package too. If only there were low-cost travel […]

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Homestay vs Apartment in Spain: a List of Pros and Cons to Help You Decide

My name is Alexz and I’m a second-year Meddeas language assistant. In the first year I chose a homestay with a host family and now I share a flat in Barcelona. Through my 2-years experience, I’ve compiled a list of advantages and disadvantages for […]

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