In this video, ITA Alumni Ambassador Christina Bates talks about her experience living and teaching English abroad in Madrid, Spain! From TEFL certification to finding a job in Madrid and teaching English in Spain, watch her cover it all!
When you hit a certain age, your life becomes a swirl of weddings, bachelorette parties, showers (both baby and bridal) and dress shopping. When you yourself aren’t getting married or even in a relationship, it can feel… overwhelming. This was my life at age 27. In April 2015, I looked back on the past month and forward at the next, and realized my life was a stream of wedding festivities. I was so pleased to be a part of all of them, but I wanted to do something for myself.
It’s been six months since the day I left for Spain. Now, I am sitting on a plane bound back to Boston. Six months ago I sat on a plane with a tear stained face and knots in my stomach. There were so many unknowns:
Who would I meet?
Where would I work?
Where would I live?
Would my high school Spanish be enough to get me from the airport to my AirBNB?