The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program is an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain to provide North American students who are native speakers of English or French with the opportunity to assist teachers in the English or French programs in elementary, secondary or language schools in Spain (12 … Continue reading Paid Teaching Opportunities in Spain for Native Speakers of English!
I moved to Florida a few years ago and worked in a restaurant with people from all over the world, from that moment I had an instant desire to travel. Life had always gotten in the way until I started St. Petersburg College and found out that they had a study abroad program. I checked … Continue reading Traveling Internationally Alone For The First Time With SPC!
The beginning of spring semester 2017 I walked into my Spanish 1 class not knowing any proper Spanish prior to the course. As I opened the door and walked in, I was immediately greeted by woman with a kind, sweet voice, who introduced herself as Profesora Levin, instantly I felt relief in my decision to … Continue reading My SPC Study Abroad Program Summed Up In Four Words: NO SPAIN NO GAIN!
When I had the idea of going on a study abroad I went to the SPC homepage and immediately found the Spain program. I brought the idea up to my friends and family and, of course, none of them liked the fact that I would be gone for 3 weeks. I told them it was … Continue reading I’m Leaving My SPC Spain Study Abroad Program With New Friendships and Connections
Hello my name is Hailemelekot Brouk and I have attended the Study Abroad program that traveled to Salamanca. There are many unique things that occur in Salamanca that would not happen in Florida such as greeting someone kissing both of their cheeks, seeing the streets and sidewalks full of people walking, the dry but hot … Continue reading Exploring Salamanca, Segovia, & La Peña De Francia On My Spain Study Abroad Program
My sister took part in the study abroad program to Spain the year before, so I had the unique advantage of hearing about the program through her personal experience. I remember going to one their meetings and being so caught up with excitement that I wished I was going with them. For a year I … Continue reading Take Every Step “Despacito” The Past Is Gone And The Future Is Yet To Be Determined
Writing this blog makes me melancholy. It makes the thought of this trip being over, real. My trip is over. I came on this trip expecting one thing and I have experience a whole other. I came to Spain with the mindset of, ‘I need a vacation.’ Although it has been loads of fun it … Continue reading Wrapping Up The Spain 2017 Study Abroad Program
I can’t sleep. There is no air conditioning in the Manuela’s home where I am staying, so to sleep comfortably my roommate, Parker, and I open the window and turn the fan on. The weather is usually pleasant this time of year I’m told, but this week we have a heat front from the north … Continue reading A Glimpse at Life in Spain During my Second Study Abroad Program with SPC!
When I first I applied to SPC’s Spain Study Abroad program, I was not certain that it was going to become a reality. After submitting my application, everything happened very quickly and next thing you know I am packing my bags and heading to Salamanca, Spain. Arriving in the airport of Madrid, Barajas was an … Continue reading Twenty Four Strangers + One City = Priceless Experiences on SPC’s Spain Study Abroad program
My inner dialogue two years ago: “Nope. Never. There’s no way I’m going to participate in a study abroad program. I’m too busy and I’ll never be able to afford it. I’ve never traveled outside the United States. Oh, and by the way, I’m a little afraid of learning a new language at my age.” … Continue reading I Was Told Taking Part in a Study Abroad Program Would Change My Life…