Studying abroad in Spain was such a life changing experience. I was exposed to new places, foods, cultures, languages, people, customs and so much more. However, I felt that three months was not nearly enough time abroad. As the end of the program neared, I was very eager to see my family and friends back at home, yet sad to be leaving such a beautiful country and the friendships that had developed in such a short period of time. Upon returning to the states, I became determined to find a way to go back to Spain.
This past year, I applied to the Auxiliares de conversación 2013 program to teach English in Spain. After months of waiting and constantly checking the program’s website for any changes on my application status, I found out I had been accepted. The waiting game resumed as I impatiently waited for my region assignment, then again as I waited for my city placement. On May 31st, I received news that I would be teaching and living in A Coruña, Galicia which I am extremely excited about. While studying abroad, my program and I traveled to A Coruña, and I absolutely loved it. It’s similar to Seattle in the sense that there’s an abundance of green, it’s cold, and most importantly, lot’s of rain (yay :/). I’ve heard it has been called the PNW of Spain, so I suppose it really will be my home away from home.
Here are a few photos I took while visiting La Coruña:
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