Teaching English in Spain was a life-changing experience for me. Sure, I had studied abroad before in Australia, but no matter how much time you’ve spent abroad before, nothing can match the depth of the experience you get when you work abroad.
While you’re working abroad you are thrust into a deep dive exploration of another culture as you learn to navigate differences while performing a role that is necessary. Sometimes it can be tricky as a traveler to find authentic ways to connect with cultures, but as a teacher in Spain, this won’t be a worry for you. As you work with students and interact with fellow students, you’ll be taking in the new culture around you, sometimes without even realizing it.
Work culture, just like social culture, is different overseas, and Spain, a robust country with more than 46 million people has diverse cultures of its own. If you are planning to teach English in Spain, we’ve put together a few pointers to prep you with the basics of work culture. Buena Suerte!