I’m sorry, I’m basically seizing with excitement as I type. I called my mom AND one of my friends to share this news and neither of them picked up, sooooooo you guys heard it here first! Okay, so if you’ve been reading my blog, you know I applied to teach English in Spain this winter. Well, after a 5 month wait, I just got my acceptance letter/email from the Ministry! I am going to be an Auxiliar de Conversacion! AND I was assigned my first choice – Madrid!
¡Qué alegría! ¡Hurra! ¡Felicitaciones para mi!
This entire time that I’ve been blogging and researching…I honestly had feelings of doubt that it would actually happen for me. To this day, I haven’t even told my family because I didn’t want to jinx the opportunity (I probably won’t tell them until after my visa appointment). I didn’t want to admit to my perpetual fear of failure, so I projected my doubts to “luck” and “chance”. I figured my supervisor’s recommendation (instead of the required professor’s) wouldn’t be accepted, or I would miss an acceptance email sitting in my spam (I’ve never checked my junk mail so often, I swear). But here it is. I’m accepted, and not only that, I received a placement in my #1 region!
In other words…I guess I’m really freaking doing this, huh?!
Alright, so enough with all the feels. What’s the next step for me? Well, of course, I logged into Profex to accept the placement.
Now, I’m going to review the visa process and start cyberstalking the Madrid region of Spain. I won’t be scoping for pisos until I receive my carta de nombramiento – which includes the address of the actual school assignment. The region of Madrid and the city of Madrid are not the same thing (kind of like New York City, New York), so I could be teaching in the city center or a rural village. I’m definitely hoping for an urban area though. I AM a Chicago girl after all 🙂
Have you been to Madrid or anywhere in Spain? Have you ever lived or taught abroad?
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