Reach · Venture · Find

RVF International LLC

About

We are an international exchange and education company and we want to bridge the gap between travelers, teachers, adventurers, students, dreamers, explorers, and their destinations.

RVF stands for Reach, Venture, Find and is, we believe, the goal and the story of every adventurer, which is why those three words mean so much to us.

At RVF International, we strive to help connect people to places. We were recently voted in (November 2021) by the General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as an affiliate member.

The RVF International Teach English in Spain program provides assistance and guidance in every step of the way to getting you teaching English in Spain. We will help you find a teaching job in Spain where you’ll most likely be working 4 days a week, giving you plenty of time to travel and enjoy all there is to see and experience in Spain.

RVF International is dedicated to Connecting People (like yourself) to Places (like Spain).

Founded
2017

Reviews

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Kim
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

myTEFL.com connected me with RVF

Previous to RVF, I found work as an English Language Assistant in France through Greenheart. My preference for satisfaction rating with them as well as with RVF is that the program follows through with the support they say they will. They deliver.
I invested in the highest package deal with RVF and I am getting all that is promised: ad libidum email support, transparent visa process, apostille translation and help with finding housing (not securing it). If you like your hand held, I recomend RVF.

Pros
  • With the highest package deal, an apostille translator is guaranteed
  • A job is guaranteed as long as you follow through with payments (that I am aware of)
  • Ample time to prepare financially for the trip's potential costs if placed where the stipends are months delayed
Cons
  • Due to being here on a student visa, you are not crediting your hours toward a long-term visa/ citizenship for Spain
  • (Personal preference) A person that was initially part of the recruitment team departed RVF while I was there and there was no explanation offered (bummed me out about the potential work culture at RVF)
  • You cannot predict when you will need to pay your remaining latter half of the program (you pay when you find out placement: not RVF's fault, moreso raising your awareness that it is the Spanish government you must be patient with)
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Anna
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Responds quickly and are very nice

The team has been there to answer all of my questions quickly. I feel safe with the program by getting to know everyone's friendly faces! The people who interviewed me for the program were both very nice. They seemed eager and excited for me to come. RVF has been there for me whenever I need them. I'm very excited for this school year and having adventures with the other students in the program. I highly recommend this program to anyone wanting to teach abroad, make friends and create great memories.

Pros
  • Responds Quickly
  • Friendly Staff
  • Eager to Help
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Ashai
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best program by far! RVF International

The amount of support from this organization is unmatched! When I found out about the program, I wanted to learn more about them before joining. They set up a zoom meeting with me to go over my concerns as well as connecting me to someone that has done the program before, to further answer any questions I had. I have lived abroad before and getting a Visa can be extremely difficult, especially if you are doing it alone. RVF helped me step by step throughout the process with fast communication. If you are on fence of taking a leap of faith, you should do it with RVF!

Pros
  • New experiences
  • Building up your resume
  • The ability to have time to travel!
Cons
  • No cons
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Ellen
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Peace of mind

There are many programs to choose from to teach and live in Spain. I chose RVF because they provide step by step support in the visa process, moving and placing you in a region and school of your choice. Their support team answers any questions in a timely manner and offers support calls for anyone that needs it. RVF has made me feel confident in my move to Spain. They also set up a Facebook group to connect with others in the program which is amazing for making friends! I highly recommend using RVF if you want support with finding a job and moving to Spain.

Pros
  • Visa support
  • School placement
  • Cultural Exchange
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Asia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

RVF is Great!

From the moment i heard about RVF I was already excited. I was given the opportunity to chat with staff members and even had access to prior teachers who went through the program already.
This gave me so much more relief to hear from someone who had been through the program and could tell me their honest opinion and experience.

The support of the staff is amazing, because they are constantly thinking of ways to get others in the program connected and informed. I would highly recommend RVF to anyone.

Pros
  • Informative Staff
  • Very responsive to questions (within 24 hours)
  • Will go over and beyond for your comfort
Cons
  • Wish I would have found sooner.

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Why did you choose this program?

I chose this program because I felt that RVF International really had my best interests in mind.

They made everything seem so personal, and it really made this huge leap of faith a lot less stressful. They explained that they would assist with every step of the way to get to Spain, and they did exactly that. They not only provided me with so many resources and so much guidance, but they were also there at a drop of a hat to answer any and all of my questions.

I am very pleased with my decision.

What did your program provider (or university) assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

Where do I begin? There was just so much assistance along this journey to living and working in Spain. I guess I could start from the beginning.

RVF International helped me complete the application and registration paperwork, which is mostly in Spanish so having them assist me with everything to fill out was such a HUGE help. They let me know where to go to get the background check, the fingerprints, where to send all of the paperwork. They provided a step-by-step guide on how to fill everything out, but it was up to me to actually fill it out.

After the application was submitted, we began the Visa process. Very similar to the application and registration process. RVF International provided a guide and step-by-step form to obtain and fill out all of the necessary paperwork needed for the Visa appointment. RVF took the responsibility of scheduling the appointment for me, which was awesome.

After the visa was said and done, we began to prepare for my departure. RVF sent me numerous notes and ideas for things to pack, what to expect, and how to handle my first couple weeks in this foreign land. When it came to housing, RVF sent me a list of websites that Spain uses for renting apartments. It was really helpful, and the first place I went to go see, I ended up renting! (By the way, Google Translator became my best friend when I was house hunting).

The long term residency was up next and just like the visa, RVF scheduled this appointment for me gave me a list of everything I would need for this appointment, and let me know where to get all this new paperwork and how to fill everything out.

They really helped me with every step of the way during this journey, and I couldn't be more grateful.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

Utilize Facebook groups to find other English teachers around you. I am in a small town and the only English teacher in my town. Thankfully I was able to find another English teacher in the town right next to mine via a Facebook group and we now hang out every weekend!

Don't be shy to reach out to people. Be prepared for the culture shock. If the going gets tough, just keep reminding yourself why you wanted to come to Spain in the first place and stay focused on that. Take advantage of all of the 3-day weekends!

Also, be prepared for the cold winters. Many rooms/apartments don't have central heating and it does get really cold at night!

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

For each participant, it will vary. For me though, I work 16 hours Monday-Thursday. Monday I go from 9-2. Tuesdays and Thursdays I go from 9-12:30. And Wednesdays I go from 9-1.

Each day after work, I either take a walk along the beach or lie down for a little siesta (I don't know when I'll ever have this much free time again, so fully taking advantage of it). During the evenings, I keep busy with my side online job. I then prepare dinner and watch Netflix to end the night. (I'm trying to incorporate practicing Spanish more!) Then I have my 3 day weekends to relax some more and take either some fun day trips or quick weekend get-a-ways!

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

My biggest fear was the language barrier. And to be honest, it still scares me a little.

I came to Spain not knowing any Spanish, and it has been hard at times, but I have been able to work my way through every struggle and obstacle. Like I said earlier, Google Translator has become my best friend while I've been out here.

I now know that I shouldn't be afraid of trying to speak Spanish. It won't be the prettiest, I can guarantee that, but there is no better way to learn and overcome these fears than by practicing and gaining confidence that I can do it.

What was one of your favorite things to do while abroad?

One of my favorite things to do in my town is to explore the castle. It has so much history, and Game of Thrones filmed some of their episodes there!

There are so many castles throughout Spain, it's amazing. So much history and so much beauty.

I also love how there are palm trees everywhere. It makes life so much more beautiful!

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Lourdes de la Torre Ramírez

Job Title
Teach Abroad Program Specialist
Lourdes de la Torre is Spanish born in Cordova, Andalusia. Prior to working in this company she graduated in a Master Degree in Audiovisual Translation in Madrid and worked in different translation companies. She then joined RVF international since she shares her passion helping people to travel to other countries. She loves traveling and meeting new people from different countries and cultures and that why she loves being part of this Team.

What is your favorite travel memory?

My favorite travel memory was when I did my Erasmus in France in 2018. It was the best experience in my life. I went to Rennes, a beautiful city located in the north of France. There, I met many people from different countries and I travelled around Europe. Since that moment, I felt I grew as a person, feeling more confident and independent. It was an experience I recommend it to everyone!

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

I am more motivated and excited since I joining RVF International. Doing this job, I help other people to live in my country and experience the best adventure of their lifetimes.
As a Spaniard, I know my country well and I can help people to know more about its culture and to make people feel safe and confident when they leave their countries and come to a new country for them.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

I think the best story I've heard from a returning student is one that thanked me for being there in every step of the process and anytime he needed anything we supported him and helped him with everything.
I think the most exciting of this job getting the excitement and happiness from people who joined our program.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I would choose our Teach English in Spain Program because it's exactly what you need when you travel abroad.
The support you receive in every step before, during and after you arrive to Spain makes you not feel alone at no point and you can feel more relaxed in a country so far away from yours.
I would also choose this program for the confidence they give to their customers.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

I think our company is unique because of the support and help we offer to our clients and the transparency of our service.
We focus on each person and we help them in every step of the abroad process. We try to understand each problem and try to give them the best possible experience for each of our customers.
I feel very proud of my team and the service we provide. Everything we do is done in the best way, thinking of the best possible experience that our clients can take with them.
The environment in the team is amazing! I couldn't be happier to work with people like this.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

I think the biggest factor that help our program to be successful is the confidence and the support we give our customers in every step of the process.
Our clients feel very comfortable in reaching out to our company because they know we are going to help them with anything they need in anytime. This incredible experience marks them forever and that is why they will remember Spain as an amazing place where they were able to live this amazing experience.