Application Process

A Teach Abroad Program is an opportunity for individuals to teach English as a foreign language in another country. Participants typically work as language assistants in schools, providing support to the primary teacher and helping students to improve their English language skills.

A Language Assistant is a qualified and trained native English speaker who is acting as a support to the teacher in a preschool, primary school, high school, vocational school, or Official Language School somewhere in Spain.

Language assistants support the main teacher in various school subjects, speaking English at all times.

We are passionate about Language Assistantships and international exchange, so that we can best help Connect People to Places.

Giving you the experience of a lifetime in Spain! Through our Teach English in Spain Program we provide a unique program experience that is designed to offer a slice of all that Spain has to share.

We offer a personalized, one-on-one custom experience to each of our program participants. They are our priority. We have found that so often Language Assistants around the world are left without support, guidance and assistance for even the simplest of confusing tasks such as opening a bank account in a foreign country, all of which is amplified tenfold when you don’t speak the language.

We are there for our program participants every step of the way and continue to offer the same level of support and availability throughout the entire duration of their time in Spain.

If you’ve always wanted to live in another country, finally put into practice all those years of foreign language classes you’ve been taking, work and make money during the weekday and travel all throughout Europe on the weekends, we can help.

We understand how difficult and confusing it can be to move and to live in another country, and even more so if you don’t speak the language and have no one to assist you.

Reach out to RVF International if you are wanting to teach as a Language Assistant in another Spain, even if just for a year.

We accept applications year-round so you can apply anytime you like!

Applications received between April 2nd, 2023 to April 1st, 2024 will be considered for teaching positions in Spain for the 2024/2025 academic school year that starts October 1st, 2024 and will end May 30th 2025.

Applications received between April 2nd, 2024 to April 1st, 2025 will be considered for teaching positions in Spain for the 2025/2026 academic school year that starts October 1st, 2025 and will end May 30th, 2026.

Visit our Contact Form, fill out the information, and one of our program specialists will get back to you as quickly as possible to schedule a video call to further discuss all that the program has to offer. During the call, the program specialist will go over the application and on-boarding process of what all is required to save your spot in Spain!

The following is required to participate:

• A passport from the US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand

• A Bachelor’s or Associate’s Diploma (please note that those applying from Australia and New

Zealand can only apply with a Bachelor’s Degree)

• A clean background check.

Yes! As long as you graduate and receive your associates and/or bachelor’s degree before the program start date (October 1st of each year) you can apply.

The Teach English in Spain program runs every October to the following May. For example, the 2024/2025 program year will start October 1st, 2024, and will end May 30th, 2025.

You will find out your placement in Spain sometime during the months of May to August. Placements are not received in chronological order based off when someone joins the program. We encourage everyone to approach the placement process with patience, and an open-mind!

The Spain Placement Program fee is $1,399 USD, the Spain Support Program fee is $1,699 USD, and the Spain Support + TEFL Program is $1899 USD, and each are broken down into two payments. The first payment, a $750 commitment deposit (non-refundable) is required to sign up for the program. The remaining balance of the program fee is due within five days of receiving your placement region in Spain (between April to August). For the Spain Support + TEFL program, the 50% discounted course fee ($199 USD) is due after signing up.

Immediately after paying the Program Commitment Deposit, you will be contacted by one of our Teach Abroad Program Specialists to begin uploading several required documents to our online portal that are required to receive a placement in Spain. 

We will need the following from you:

  1. A photocopy of your passport ID page.
  2. A Personal Statement on why you would like to teach English in Spain.
  3. A Letter of Recommendation from a college professor/instructor/employer or mentor.
  4. A PDF scan of your Bachelor’s Degree or your Official University Transcripts if you are still in university.

We use a reliable cloud storage and synchronization service developed for storing and sharing files. All of your documents and information are securely stored on encrypted servers and an encrypted network connection is used to transfer files. Once you finish the program, all of your documents are securely and permanently deleted.

Yes, you will need to provide a clean background check from any country you’ve lived in for over 6 months in the last 5 years to obtain the student visa for Spain to participate in the program.

The background check is not required to apply to and be accepted in the program. However, later on in the process, you will be required to obtain a provide a clean background check as one of the required documents to obtain the student visa for Spain. Also, after arriving in Spain, you will be required to obtain a background check from the Spanish Ministry of Justice before you are allowed to work with minors. We will completely guide you through both background checks.

Ultimately, it is up to you! We recommend for all career decisions and life-planning decisions for the future to be made after we officially inform you of your school assignment in Spain, between May and August.

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Placement Process

School placements are completely operated and managed by the local regional Spanish governments.

Placements are available at schools in Spain in the following Autonomous Communities (Spanish Regions): The Community of Madrid, The Basque Country, The Community of Valencia, The Canary Islands, Extremadura, Cantabria, Murcia, La Rioja, Castilla-La Mancha, Galicia, Castilla y León, Andalucía, The Baleares Islands, Aragón, and Asturias.

Placements are not currently available in Cataluña (including Barcelona), Navarra, or Ceuta and Melilla.

It is likely program participants will receive a school assignment in one of their region placement preferences, although it cannot be guaranteed. Placement in specific cities within the region, the size of the city, the number of schools, school type (Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School, High School), or being placed with specific individuals cannot be guaranteed.

Although region-specific and city-specific requests are often accommodated, it is not something that can ever be guaranteed.

We encourage everyone to approach the placement process with patience, and an open-mind. Spain is a uniquely beautiful country with so much to offer, in regions and cities both large and small.

You can select your region placement preferences but we ask everyone to keep an open mind about placement and to know that the final location decision always comes down to the local school office based on needs and availability.

The stipend is entirely determined, managed and distributed by the regional governments of Spain. RVF International does not employ you, provide the stipend, nor can we intervene in any way.

The stipend is between 800€ and 1000€ a month, which is enough to cover your basic monthly expenses in Spain.

Please note that some regional governments have shown a pattern over the years of being late to deposit the stipends to the language assistants in their regions and show no signs in wanting to improve (Community of Valencia). In some cases, some language assistants don’t see their first pay check until January of that school year, when they should receive it in November. For this reason, we highly recommend all of our program participants to come prepared with an emergency fund of their first 4 months of basic expenses, approximately 4000€.

Two consecutive years! If you’d like to come to Spain for just one year and then return to your home country, that is perfectly fine as well. Renewal and acceptance for a 2nd year is highly likely but can never be guaranteed and is primarily contingent upon a good relationship with the school.

First year renewals (ie. second consecutive year teaching) receive a 50% discount on the program free.

In most cases, you will only be working 4-days a week and will likely always have a 3-day weekend each week where you can travel, explore your placement city, and spend your time like you want to. However this is ultimately determined by each school individually, so it is not something that can be guaranteed.

Most schools have classes start at 9:00am and end at 2:00pm each day. However, there are cases of some schools that have class until 5:00pm, and certain education centers only have afternoon-evening hours, although these are rare.

Your work week will be 12-16 hours, depending on the region.

The Language Assistant and the classroom teacher or department chair may agree upon other tasks or responsibilities for the assistant to carry out, such as attending meetings and participating in extracurricular activities. Language Assistants may also be asked to participate in a variety of fun and exciting events organized by the school.

You will be the English expert at your school and will be tasked with supporting classrooms as they teach subjects, such as science, social studies, English, and P.E. just to name a few, as well as leading groups both large and small in conversational English activities and exercises that promote language learning.

You will also be tasked with explaining and teaching your own personal US or Canadian culture and way of life to the students through presentations and classroom activities. For example, it is very common to give a presentation in November on Thanksgiving, or to help decorate the school in October for Halloween to introduce the students to holidays that are not common in Spain.

In short, your role is to encourage students of all ages in Spain to broaden their knowledge of your language and culture. At your school, you will be preparing activities that focus on language and culture, such as listening and speaking activities. You may also be asked to lead class sessions with smaller groups of students. You will need to fulfill your tasks in a responsible manner. Please note that you may be removed from the position by the school or regional Spanish government due to disciplinary or performance issues. A strong performance will allow you to receive a positive reference letter for the future, in addition to making the most out of your experience. You are encouraged to be conscientious and aware of the standards and rules set forth by the program and your school. You must be open to forming healthy working relationships with teachers and other members of the school.

The main goal of the program is to bring native-like speakers of English into every classroom in Spain to enhance students’ language skills. The language assistant serves as a linguistic model for students. Your role is to encourage students to broaden their knowledge of your language and culture. Therefore, you are expected to plan and conduct activities that focus on language and culture, such as listening and speaking activities, role play activities, or games for your students. You will lead these activities in class, with either the teacher or a smaller group of students in a different classroom. The assistant and the classroom teacher or department chair may agree upon other tasks or responsibilities for the assistant to carry out, such as attending meetings and participating in extracurricular activities. They may also be asked to participate in a variety of events organized by the school.

Yes, participants in our Teach Abroad program will receive training and orientation before starting in the classroom, as well as ongoing support and feedback from the primary teacher and program coordinators.

Participants in the program will have access to all teaching materials and resources provided by the primary teacher or school, as well as support and guidance from program coordinators and other language assistants.

You can teach English at the preschool-primary school (3-12 year olds), middle school-high school (12-18 year olds) level, or Vocational Training programs (adults).

No! We try to make our Teach English in Spain program as accessible to people as possible and, therefore, we don’t require a TEFL or any previous teaching experience. However, for anyone wanting to go deeper in their teaching training or to perhaps start earning money online, or whatever the reason might be, we offer a fully accredited, fully online, 120 Hour TEFL course. As a Program Participant of our Teach Abroad Program, you will receive a 50% discount. Contact us here today to sign up and get started on your TEFL!

It is not compulsory to know Spanish to join the Teach Abroad Program, but we do highly recommend that you have at least a basic conversational level, as you will be living in Spain for at least a year and a great majority of the population only Spanish and/or one of the other official languages in Spain (Catalán, Euskera, Gallego, and Valenciano). If you want to improve your Spanish before coming to Spain, we recommend signing up for our Spanish Course!

For the purposes of this program, all that is required at a minimum is either an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Any other accomplishments, such as Master’s degrees or higher, and / or several years of teaching experience, although prestigious and great, won’t translate to a more say, control or extra advantage in the school assignment process.

Other than the RVF International Teach English in Spain program fee, you will also need to pay the fees associated with your visa and required visa documents, totaling about $200 USD, as well as your plane ticket. If you have lived in another country for more than 6 consecutive months in the last 5 years, then you will need a criminal background check from that country which will cost between $70 USD to $150 USD.

As long as you indicate early on in the on-boarding process that you would like to be placed (meaning in the same school or same city) with someone else in particular in the program, and if you both apply to the program at the same time, it is likely this request can be accommodated, although it cannot be guaranteed that you’ll eventually be placed together. Groups larger than two are likely to be placed together either in the same school and/or city, although it is not guaranteed. We encourage everyone to approach the placement process with patience, and an open-mind!

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Travel to Spain

Consulates may change their rules, fees, and regulations at any time. Be advised that RVF International does not have any control over consular procedures, and requirements vary greatly between consulates. For this reason, your primary source of information regarding visas should be your local consulate. RVF International can offer advice based upon our past experiences working with participants, but please be aware that each situation is unique and immigration rules are constantly evolving. The ultimate authority on the visa process will be representatives of the consulate for your jurisdiction. Therefore, you are solely responsible for your visa process, including obtaining the proper documentation for your visa, scheduling a visa appointment, and properly submitting all documentation in a timely manner.

If you are not an EU-citizen, you will need a visa to teach English in Spain. However, if you are an EU-citizen, you won’t have to apply for a visa to enter Spain and the EU.

If you are not an Eu-citizen, you will require a Spanish Student Visa, which will allow you to teach English in Spain with the program. As part of the program, we will guide you through the entire visa process, as well as visa appointment booking support. We will be there in case you have any questions or hiccups.

You will have to apply for the visa physically in your home country. For example, if you are American, you will have to apply for the visa in the United States at the Spanish Consulate that oversees your state. If you are Canadian, you will have to apply for the visa in the Canada at the Spanish Consulate that oversees your province. 

Your Program Specialist will work with you one-on-one to gather all the required information we need from you to communicate with the Spanish Consulates to ensure your visa process is incredibly smooth and stress-free. The visa support will be for the year the program starts in Spain. We will personalize the timeline specifically for you and anything we cannot take care of on our own for legal reasons (i.e. getting fingerprinted) we will walk you through how to handle it or direct you to a partner company that will take care of it for you.

For the purposes of applying for your visa to Spain, we highly recommend applying for the visa from your home country. For example, if you are American, we recommend you applying inside of the US and if you are Canadian, we recommend you applying inside of Canada.

If you apply within your home country, we will:

  • Offer detailed visa appointment booking support

  • Coordinate translation for all documents that require translation into Spanish by a sworn translator.

If you are applying for a visa to our program and are currently in Spain finishing up another program, we will direct you to one of our vetted and trusted immigration lawyers in Spain to help you renew your long-term residency in Spain without having to return home for a visa.

IMPORTANT: If you are applying for a visa from a country that is not your home country or Spain (ie. an American living in South Korea applying for the Spanish Visa while in South Korea), we will not assist with the visa process and will direct you to the Spanish Consulate in that area to coordinate your visa process, visa appointment and translation services. However, you are of course able to join the program, receive a placement, and receive all program benefits and access to excursions, but we will not be responsible for the visa process if it is in a country that is not your home country.

If an appointment at your Spanish Consulate is required (sometimes they allow you to mail in documents instead), we will not directly book the appointment. Booking of the visa appointment is the responsibility of the Program Participant. We will offer detailed support and guidance on where and how to do what, but we will not directly book any appointments.

If the country is a Member State of the Hague Convention, we will assist with your criminal background check and accompanying Apostille, as well as translations if they are necessary. 

If the country is not a Member State of the Hague Convention (such as China), we are unable to assist with the international criminal background check process.

By no means does this signify you cannot join the program. We would be thrilled for you to join our program and receive a teaching placement in Spain if you require an international criminal background check from a country that is not a Member State of the Hague Convention. We simply wish to be transparent that we are unable to assist with the international processes of countries that are not members of the Hague Convention.

In an effort to mitigate as much risk as possible for those in our program, we always follow the official guidelines of the Spanish Consulates in North America. Concerning purchasing flights to Spain, they recommend waiting till you have the visa in your hand before purchasing your tickets to Spain, and it is what we recommend as well.

Yes, it is possible, although we recommend first speaking with your veterinarian to better understand the current travel rules surrounding pets on planes, animal importation procedures, as well as current vaccination and quarantines laws.

2024/2025 Program Year Pre – Arrival to Spain Expected Costs

All costs mentioned on our website and in our conversations with you are estimates. The cost of living in Spain, like anywhere, can fluctuate depending on the region and the city. We do the best we can to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date numbers but please keep in mind that they are estimates and can fluctuate depending on location.

   

Estimated Date of Expense

Program Related Expense

Estimated Cost in USD

   

April 2023 – February 2024

Program Commitment Deposit 

750 USD

June 2024

Criminal Background Check + Apostille for Visa Appointment

75 USD

June – August 2024

Program School Placement Deposit

649-949 USD

June – August 2024

Official Translation of Visa Documents for Visa Appointment

$25 USD

July – September 2024

Spanish Visa Fee for Visa Appointment

160 USD

July – September 2024

Travel Expenses to Spanish Consulate for In-Person Visa Appointment

50 USD – 200 USD

September 2024

Flight to Spain

500 USD – 1000 USD

   

2024/2025 Program Year Post – Arrival to Spain Expected Costs

   

Estimated Date of Expense

Program Related Expense

Estimated Cost in USD

   

September 2024

1-2 Weeks Airbnb Cost Before Moving into Spanish Apartment

200 USD – 400 USD

October 2024 – May 2025

Rent a Room in Spain per Month

150 USD – 500 USD

October 2024 – May 2025

Metro/Bus Pass per Month

25 USD – 100 USD

October 2024 – May 2025

Bank Account

Free

October 2024 – May 2025

Spanish Cellphone Service per Month

25 USD

October 2024 – May 2025

WiFi Cost per Month

10 USD

October 2024 – May 2025

Utilities per Month

50 USD

October 2024 – May 2025

Food for One Person per Month

90 USD

Your visa appointment will be held at the General Consulate of Spain that oversees the State/Province of your permanent address. Please note that you can only apply for a visa at a General Consulate of Spain, not that of another EU consulate nor an Honorary Spanish consulate.

Furthermore, you can only apply for the visa at the General Consulate of Spain that corresponds to you based on your address, which you must show proof of with your driver’s license or state ID.

In order to issue a visa to Spain, the Spanish Consulates require in-person appointments and, although in certain circumstances they will allow visa applications to be sent via postal mail, it is best to plan accordingly to be prepared to visit the Spanish Consulate in person between July and September for your visa appointment. The booking of the visa appointment is the responsibility of the Program Participant.

Below is a list of the Spanish Consulates in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New

Zealand, as well as the States/Provinces that each consulate oversees. You will have to visit the

Spanish Consulate that supervises the State/Province where you are permanent resident.

United States of America:

• Spanish Consulate in Boston: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine.

• Spanish Consulate in New York City: Connecticut, Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania.

• Spanish Consulate in Washington D.C.: Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina.

• Spanish Consulate in Chicago: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin.

• Spanish Consulate in Miami: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina.

• Spanish Consulate in Houston: Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi.

• Spanish Consulate in Los Angeles: Southern California (County of Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara y Ventura), Arizona, Colorado, Utah.

• Spanish Consulate in San Francisco: Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington State, Wyoming, Northern California Counties (Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Buttle, Calaveras, Colusa, Contracosta, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humbboldt, Inyo, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehema, Trinity, Tulare, Toulumne, Yolo, Yuba).

Canada:

• Spanish Consulate in Ottawa: National Capital Region (Ottawa and Gatineau).

• Spanish Consulate in Montreal: Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Québec (except Gatineau), Newfoundland, Labrador.

• Spanish Consulate in Toronto: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario (except Ottawa), Saskatchewan, North West Territories, Yukon and Nunavut.

New Zealand:

• Spanish Consulate in Wellington: All of New ZealandAustralia:

• Spanish Consulate in Canberra: Canberra and Queanbeyan

• Spanish Consulate in Sydney: New South Wales, Queensland, and North Australia

• Spanish Consulate in Melbourne: Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, and Tasmania

If you have a spouse and/or children, they will each be able to apply for a Dependent Visa so they can stay long-term in Spain with you. Dependent Visa’s are only issued to Spouses and/or Children, and are not available for engaged couples, dating couples or friends.

If you are engaged or dating, and you would like your fiancé/fiancée, boyfriend/girlfriend to come with you to Spain, they can either apply to the program if they are eligible, register for classes at a university in Spain or a Study Abroad program in Spain and receive a Student Visa that would allow them to stay in Spain for the duration of the course, or they can travel to Spain on a Tourist Visa that is only valid for 90-days out of a 180-day period before they would be required to leave Spain and the Schengen Zone.

Getting a long-term visa to Spain for a family member is straightforward as long as they are a spouse or a child. The process for a long-term visa for a fiancé/fiancée, boyfriend/girlfriend is less so and requires them studying at a university or traveling to Spain for a maximum of 90-days ever six months on a Tourist Visa.

RVF International does not assist with the visa process for children or for a family member, or a fiancé/fiancée, boyfriend/girlfriend who is not in the Teach Abroad program.

Program coordinators and support staff are available to provide assistance and guidance for participants throughout the program. Participants can reach out to their program coordinators with any questions, concerns, or issues that may arise during their time in Spain.

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Life in Spain

Since you will be in Spain on a Spanish Student Visa, you won’t be permitted to contract with a company such as a restaurant or store. However, if you are wanting to make some extra money on the side while in Spain, we would definitely recommend private classes!

In Spain, private classes are known as clases particulares, and are very common for native English speakers to offer. If you ever have questions about how to find clases particulares or how to best market yourself so that you can acquire clients while in Spain, we would be more than happy to point you in the right direction.

You won’t have to pay taxes in Spain on what you earn each month as you will be on a Student Visa and not a Work Visa. What you earn each month will be a stipend and not an employee salary subject to Spanish taxes.

With regards to paying taxes in your home country, we recommend contacting a tax professional in your area. You will most likely not earn enough to have to declare your foreign earned income; however, we advise to speak with a professional for further clarity as each case is slightly different.

Yes, if properly managed, you will earn more than enough money to live comfortably in Spain. Thankfully, the cost of living in Spain is much less expensive than it is in the US or Canada and, if managed well, your monthly stipend, will cover food, housing, transportation, as well as allow you to travel and explore Spain and Europe.

Yes, Program Participants will have the opportunity to travel and explore the country during their three day weekends, each and every week! Spain is known for its rich culture, history, food, and scenic destinations, making it a popular destination for travelers from around the world. It is not uncommon for Program Participants to visit a new country every month.

Yes, you will receive free health insurance from the Spanish government. The regional Spanish governments, not RVF International, entirely find, recommend and use the specific insurance company. The medical insurance will cover repatriation, medical, surgical, pharmaceutical and/or hospitalization expenses. The insurance will not cover pre-existing conditions, Dental or Vision.

Please note that the Community of Valencia is typically late in providing the health insurance to the language assistants placed in their region. It is also not uncommon to have to ask for the document multiple times, for them to be unresponsive, and for them to redirect you the health insurance company instead of sending you the document.

If you have any medication that you currently take regularly and are uncertain if you will be able to find it in Spain (the EU has very strict pharmaceutical laws and their are many prescription drugs in North America that are not distributed in the EU), we recommend speaking to your doctor in your home country and bringing 9-months supply with you

Starting in October, you will be paid at the end of each month via direct bank transfer from your placement school to the Spanish bank account you will open after arriving in Spain.

The regional governments will only deposit the stipend into a bank account with a Spanish IBAN, not into any accounts from other EU countries, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc. It is important to set up your Spanish bank account as soon as you arrive to Spain, to not incur any delays in receiving your stipend.

Yes, participants in the Teach Abroad Program in Spain will have the opportunity to learn about Spanish culture and language through immersion in the local community and interaction with locals, students, and other language assistants. Each year we offer a private tour of downtown Madrid and take everyone out to local restaurants for a bite to eat. We would love to see you there!

Like anywhere, public transportation in Spain is very accessible and affordable in larger cities or areas with large populations sizes, and can be less accessible and frequent in smaller, rural communities. In large cities, it is very common for Program Participants to take the subway (metro) to work, or to hop on the bus or train. In smaller, more rural communities, there will most likely not be a subway (metro) and bus lines will be less frequent. It is common for Program Participants in smaller communities to carpool to work each day with other teachers or to live closer to the school where it is possible to walk or bike to and from work each day.

We encourage everyone to keep an open mind when it comes to commuting to and from work, as well as traveling around Spain. It is important to remember that you will be in a new country with different transportation practices and it will be a great opportunity to embrace the Spanish way of life!

In the Spain Support Program, before you arrive to Spain, we will go over exactly how to open your bank account in Spain, as well as how to get cell phone service so that you can have cell coverage wherever you are in Spain. We recommend several Spanish banks and cell phone providers and we will get you connected with them so that you can have a bank account and a working cell phone from day one.

In the Spain Support Program, we will guide you through the process of finding housing in Spain. We will provide you with the necessary information that you will need to securely, safely, and efficiently find either an apartment or a room shortly after arriving to Spain.

Your Program Specialist will sit down with you shortly after you receive your regional placement (not specific location placement) where we will ask you to fill out our Housing form to let us know what you are looking for in-terms of size, pets/no pets, roommates/no roommates, vicinity to your school, etc. so that, once you receive your specific school placement, we can create a database of approximately 20 listings that match the criteria you have filled out in the form.

They will then guide you through the process of how to schedule appointments so that, after arriving in Spain, you can attend the appointments and move in to the first listing you like.

We recommend staying at an Airbnb, hostel, etc. for the first week or two upon arriving to Spain.

All of the apartments we will send you will be fully-furnished, meaning they will contain everything from plates and utensils, to towels and beds. You won’t have to bring over anything to furnish the apartment, nor will you have to buy anything in Spain to furnish the apartment unless you wanted to.

If you prefer to rent a room with a Spanish family or European university students, that is also a possibility and your program specialist will guide you through the process of how you can do that.

On average, everyone in our program that proactively follows our guidance and steps is able to move in to their fully furnished apartment in Spain on day Two or Three after landing.

Housing Support and Guidance for Spain Support Program Participants includes:
  • Webinar providing helpful tips and guidance related to looking for housing in Spain.
  • Continuous email support during our work hours.
  • Personal 10-minute Zoom support calls.
  • A list of personalized housing listings in your area matching your preferences.
  • An extensive detailed PDF guide regarding different things to keep in mind during the housing search: what to avoid, what to look for, things that aren’t common in Spain, your best resources to find a place, templates in Spanish to reach out to properties, etc.
  • Guide on how to register your address at your local city hall.

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