10 Activities to Enjoy in Madrid, Spain for Less than 10 Euros

By: Brooke Matta

Traveling in Europe doesn’t have to burn a hole in your pocket, especially not in Spain. After living in Spain for six months and traveling extensively around the charming country, I figured out just how affordable it can be by Western standards. If you’re traveling on a budget, your first instinct might be to shy away from metropolitan capital cities like Madrid. However, there are plenty of fun activities in Madrid that are very reasonably-priced or even free. Whether you’re just passing through or making the city your home, there are countless opportunities to create memories without breaking your bank.

How to Find Private English Teaching Work in Barcelona Spain

By Lauren O'Rourke

As an American teaching in Barcelona, Spain, I was initially concerned about finding work without a work visa. Thankfully, that has not been a problem AT ALL.

The following details the means by which I found private students in Barcelona. It is by no means exhaustive, but I’ve found that there is such a demand for English teachers that I didn’t need to look very far to find plenty of private students. After only a few weeks of adding new students, I already had to turn students away or refer them to other teachers.

Confessions of an American Abroad - An English Teacher in Spain

By: Alexis Sabatino

I’m going to lay it out for you as clearly as I can: I moved to Spain and quickly became unbearably insecure about being American. To be honest I wasn’t all that proud of it before I came either. However, this is my attempt to confess how being American continues to change my life in all sorts of unexpected ways; ways I didn’t understand until recently. These are the confessions of a confused yet determined 23 year-old woman living nearly 4000 miles away from convention.

My Story of Teaching English in Spain: A Great Experience and a Foundation for a Great Future


By: Ryan Franco

"What's next?"...that bitter sweet question, it always seemed to resurface during my senior year of college.  My studies and internships had situated me with two avenues, either to move back home from school at UC Santa Barbara to Sacramento or teach abroad.  I could move home to save up money for a graduate program, likely in School Psychology, or on the other-hand, I could teach English in either Prague or Madrid which was an idea I had been toying with throughout my time at UCSB; "maybe I should just go for it" I thought.  

The Imagery of Change - An American's story of teaching English in Spain

By: Gabriele Dow

“I Can Transform Ya” is a good and popular song by Chris Brown and Lil Wayne from a few years back, the unofficial theme song of the popular movie franchise Transformers at the time it came out. Little did I know that it would serve to be the theme song to my experience living out one of my dreams, a process that is ongoing as I complete only my fourth month (of a hopeful 11) here in Spain, thanks to the International TEFL Academy!