Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Year In Spain

As a recent college graduate with a Philosophy degree, I've been asked time and again what I plan on doing this coming year. Well, after a long wait, now I know. On September 17th, I will fly to Madrid to be a "Cultural Ambassador." Basically, I will be an assistant English teacher in a secondary school (12-16 year olds) in Alcorcón, a city less than 10 miles from Madrid's city center. I will receive a modest monthly stipend from the Spanish Ministry of Education for working 16 classroom hours per week. I will be working the entire school year, which is from October 1st to June 30th. I'm very excited about this great opportunity to improve my teaching skills while experiencing Spanish language and culture, and look forward to sharing my adventures!