Initial Shock

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Feeling Homesick on Holidays Abroad: 8 Ways to Fight It

When I signed my 9-month agreement to be a Language Assistant with Meddeas, I knew I was signing away the ability to spend time with loved ones during important events. Traditions are of paramount importance in my family: Grandpa always carves […]

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Make Yourself at Home while Teaching English Abroad

2016/2017 Posted by Melissa H.

When I made the decision to become a Meddeas language assistant in Spain, I knew that I was about to embark on one of the most exciting adventures of my life. I expected to be confronted with […]

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What do You Need to Move to Spain? Tips to Pack your Bags!

Backpack. Knapsack. Bookbag. Vessels that carry useful information from one place to another. What do you need to move to Spain? Do yourself a favor and organize your papers, ideas, clothes, everything in a nice little backpack of planning to keep with you on this […]

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Little by Little: Teaching English in Spain

2016/2017 Posted by Kati S.

On my first night with my new flat mates in Zaragoza, I was taught the phrase “poco a poco” (little by little). They were referencing my progress with the Spanish language, and how it will come in time, […]

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Tips to Survive & Overcome the Initial Shock

2015/2016 Posted by Amanda S.

There is a big difference between traveling abroad and living abroad. When you travel, you have only a brief moment in time to experience a place —the food, the sites, and the people. It is fun, fast paced and exciting. […]

5 Unexpected Effects of Teaching Abroad

2015/2016. Posted by Harriet S.

So I recently moved to teach English in Spain in a secondary school. Every day I learn something new, meet interesting people and surprise myself in what I can achieve/not panic about. And while I cannot speak for everyone embarking […]