Getting Your Student Visa for Teaching English in Spain: The Details

By: Megan Zambell

Excited to start your adventures in Spain, but a little shaky on how exactly to get your student visa?!  There were some helpful blogs and people along the way, but I could’ve used guidance and reassurance on the specific items below:

Note: The following information should be helpful to those of you who are hoping to get a student visa for study in Spain, especially if you’re going through the New York consulate.  The NY consulate accepts applications from permanent residents of NY, NJ, PA, CT, or DE.

Five Tips for Your Best Trip to the Pyramids

By Eric Schenk 

If you are coming to Egypt to teach, you will, at some point, take the trek. It will either be the first thing you do when you hop off the plane, or, like me, it will take you a full five months before you get around to it.

I’m talking, of course, about the pyramids. The pyramids of Giza are some of the most amazing things you will ever see. Huge and golden and majestic in the sun, they are even more incredible than the pictures. Sometimes, pixels just can’t do history justice.

Espanniversary: How I've Changed Over One Year in Barcelona

By Kayla Anderson

Let’s start at the beginning. August 19, 2017: I’m sharing a bed with my mom, phone light furiously glowing at 1am as I read and re-read ITA Alumni stories regarding teaching English in Barcelona. I’ve never been to Spain. I studied design at University and have $2,000 in my bank account. I don’t know a lick of Spanish.

My one-way flight to Barcelona is 10 days away.

Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side - Teaching in Latin America

By Drew Randall

“The grass is always greener on the other side.” This phrase couldn’t be more appropriate for how my wife and I perceived life as English teachers would be in comparison to life as civil engineers in the US. We obtained our TEFL certifications online through the International TEFL Academy. My wife and I have been teaching English abroad in South America for 10-months; 5-months in Arequipa, Peru and 5-months at our current teaching position in Cuenca, Ecuador. Based on our experience so far, there are obvious differences, like the salary, and shocking similarities in time commitment or daily schedule.