I currently reside in the Catalunya region of Spain. I decided to participate in the TEFL internship program because it has always been a goal of mine to work abroad. I love traveling and believed that I needed more than a one week vacation to get to know another culture. Within the past 2.5 months I have gotten to know so many people in my community, through the school I work in and my host family. With the holidays approaching I have felt home sick but I have established friendships that have helped me get through the tough times. Also everyone I´ve met has been absolutely supportive and welcoming!
Through this experience not only have I learned about a new culture but I´m also able to travel to other countries. As an American, who is visiting Europe for the first time, this is an amazing perk of the program. Also, with the TEFL course provided, I have additional guidance toward becoming an effective teacher. Especially when I do not have a teaching background. Overall I highly recommend this program to anyone looking for self growth, who love traveling, and who are open minded to a new experience.