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    España: Coincidental Companions

    Spain Weeks 4, 5 & 6 October 2017 It’s ironic really. The education system here is a unorganized at best, chaotic at worst. Before leaving for Spain I applied to be a substitute teacher. I had a month to work and make some extra money. Plus I am a fully certified teacher after all. I could get some practice and help…

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    España: Running through Olive Groves

    Spain Weeks 2 & 3 October 2017 The actual reason I came to Spain in the first place– and maybe what I failed to make specific in my last post– is to be a language assistant in a Spanish public school. Officially I am an auxiliar de conversation, or a language assistant. (Also referred to as a cultural ambassador which I think…

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    España: Day by Day

    Spain Week 1 Septemeber 2017 The past week has been a complete shakedown of my endurance. I felt quite like Mrs. Bennet mentioning the state of my nerves at every turn. The week before I left for Spain was a trial in itself. I said good-bye to friends, family, and an environment and country that were familiar and comfortable. I’ve…