What Type of Visa Can I Use to Teach English in Spain?

The following are the most common types of visas that can be obtained for Spain.  The type of visa you will use to teach English in Spain will depend on your nationality and perhaps other factors.  Research is extremely important when deciding on which type of visa one will get and you should speak to a TEFL Advisor to discuss your specific questions and concerns.

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.

Choosing an Apartment in Spain

By Remy Lambson

I arrived in Valencia one month before my lovely wife did, so therefore I was dealt the ‘please find us an apartment before October’ card. At the beginning, all was well as I knew somebody from the International TEFL Academy alumni group that was allowing me to stay with them whilst I looked for a reasonable place to live. I had already made and paid for several online housing reservations before arriving, just to find out that they were rejected because the room was already occupied, or because the landlord didn’t accept couples, or, simply because they didn’t feel like renting to someone that day. Queue the weeks of waiting for agency refunds. Having a quarter of our total saved ‘Spain money’ out in cyberspace with no good estimate of when it would land back in the bank account, on top of still having nowhere to live, put a lot of pressure on me to find somewhere decent and affordable to live ASAP. Coming into the apartment hunt, I had no intention to pay anything over 300 euros per month for a room in a shared flat, a very feasible goal given the relatively low cost of living in Spain, and Valencia in particular.