What is your favorite travel memory?
My favorite travel memory is from when I did an exchange year in California. I was only 15 years old and it was the first time I traveled on my own. I lived in a host family and attended high school as a junior. It was an amazing experience to explore a new culture for a whole year, and it really made me fall in love with traveling. This trip has led me to be more independent and adventurous.
How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?
After joining RVF I feel like I have become more of a team-worker. We are a company of people who are passionate about what we do, and we love to share that passion with our participants. We all have our strengths, and I feel like we get to utilize them to the fullest in our job. It's nothing like having colleagues who support and care about you!
What is the best story you've heard from a return student?
In my job I get to speak to both upcoming and returning participants, which is why I love what I do. My favorite thing to ask them is "what have you learned about yourself from this experience?". Very often will they tell me how moving abroad made them more independent, adventorous, outgoing and overall happier. People are very happy with our program and the support we provide.
If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?
I would definitely choose our Spain Support (Premium) program. With this program we are able to provide our participants with support with everything they need to move to Spain. Moving to a new country can be stressful and intimidating. We help hundreds of people move to Spain each year, so we know how to make the process a whole lot easier. With the Spain Support program we help with everything from the visa process and dealing with Spanish bureaucracy (it can be a lot!), to finding housing, opening up a bank account and much more. We also host lots of webinars to prepare our participants for teaching in Spain. There is no better program out there!
What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?
Our program is unique because of the level of support we provide to all our participants. Our service is also very personal, before even signing up you will personally (virtually) meet with me to go over all the details and answer all of your questions. This kind of support is continued throughout the whole program. We are all passionate about what we do, which means we truly care about our participants' wellbeing.
What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?
The biggest factor in a successful company is building trust. When you are considering to move abroad you need to feel that you are truly being taken care of. Our reviews from previous participants say it all, people feel comfortable and well-taken care of in our program. We value this trust more than anything and do everything we can to support our participants.