Cost of Living in Bogotá, Colombia

In general, the cost of living in Colombia is very affordable for Americans. Like many countries, smaller cities or towns tend to be cheaper than larger, metropolitan cities. That being said, Bogotá is the largest city in Colombia with a population of 6.7 million people, and it's still extremely cheap compared to the cost of living in the … Continue reading Cost of Living in Bogotá, Colombia

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The Meddeas Program: Overview and Application Process

The Meddeas program is an English Language Assistant program in Spain that provides its participants with a stipend and training along with the chance to work as an assistant in a private school. Meddeas offers three levels of programs and participants list their program preference according to their education, experience, and background (i.e. - Did you study … Continue reading The Meddeas Program: Overview and Application Process

UCETAM Language Assistant Program in Madrid: Overview and Application Process

UCETAM (Unión de Cooperativas de Enseñanza de Trabajo Asociado de Madrid) is another Spain teaching program for Americans. According to their website, UCETAM: "...is an independent organization that was created in 1985 and now comprises 104 teaching cooperatives, Labor Societies, Foundations and Associations, which are arranged in a legal manner and joint ventures with Social Economy … Continue reading UCETAM Language Assistant Program in Madrid: Overview and Application Process

Spanish Ministry’s Auxiliares Program: Application & Timeline

The Spanish government's auxiliares program, also known as the North American Language & Culture Assistant (NALCA) program, is arguably the most widely known teaching programs for foreigners in Spain. Accepting over 2,000 assistants each year, NALCA is a popular program for people of any age who may be looking for a "gap year" or a way to simply … Continue reading Spanish Ministry’s Auxiliares Program: Application & Timeline