RVF International

RVF International LLC

Why choose RVF International LLC?

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).



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I could not express how incredible and awesome this program is! Moving internationally is already a huge step. However, with RVF, it was much easier! They help every step of the way by providing all documents and instructions. They even book all of your appointments!! They took a load of stress off my shoulders, and it provided me with more time to start planning my trip!! I LOVE teaching at my school as everyone is so helpful and kind! I am teaching students as well as learning from students which is something I believe teaching is all about! After being here for only a short time, I can already feel that I am making a difference with the students. It is so easy to travel and I have loved all of RVF’s recommended places! It’s so comforting to know they’ve been in the same position as me so they can suggest better options for almost everything!

  • Getting to travel while getting paid
  • Enhancing my teaching abilities
  • Experiencing new foods and activities
  • Valencia wait time
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Amazing Program Overall!

After graduating college, I was struggling to make my dream of living abroad come true. I began looking into programs and that is when I found RVF International. Immediately upon contacting RVF, I began receiving guidance and endless support for moving abroad. I signed up for the program in November 2023 and I am now currently living in Spain! The visa process is a lot of work but I found RVF immensely helpful. RVF took off so much of the stress that comes with moving abroad. I highly recommend this program!

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Super helpful program!

RVF has been incredibly helpful with my transition to Spain. They are always responsive and have many really helpful documents and webinars to help you successfully get your visa and handle other important things needed when coming to Spain. They have helped make my experience stress free and I can't imagine doing all this on my own. They offer to do zoom calls with you whenever you have questions which has also been really helpful. I highly recommend using RVF, it will make your experience much more enjoyable all around.

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Best decision & amazing experience!

RVF has made this experience super smooth and the best! They are very quick to respond to any questions. Everything is explained in detail. They really take the time to make sure you are not missing anything, but you must be responsible for all your paperwork and get them done on time. I was assigned to the south so you have to make sure you are aware of the rentals of your area. Many advantages of Cadiz are the weather, the people, the food and the beaches. The rentals are kind of difficult due to the inflation of prices for summer vacations. Groceries and bills are cheap and cannot forget that you can travel all around for cheap as well. The school schedule is a perfect mix where you can work and travel. The students and the teachers have been amazing as well. Other than that, I don't regret my decision and I have applied for a second year. They have been a great help!

  • Exploring new cities
  • Easy travel
  • Meeting great people and creating memories
  • Rental situation of each city
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Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching in small town in Murcia

I am so grateful for this experience teaching in a small summer town in Murcia. It's funny because everyone says "Why are you in Murcia?!" It's not a popular region and I'm in a small town, but I love it! The teachers at my school are so welcoming and have invited me to participate in events and go on field trips. I've been very impressed with my students and their level of English. Everyone knows each other and is always willing to lend a helping hand or put me in conact with someone who can help. The community is small, but kind and I feel very safe. The weather and food are amazing and I live so close to the Mediterranean, it's literally a dream come true for me. I am very into nature and there are plenty of hikes and beaches to visit. There are many school breaks where I have been able to travel. For the first long weekend (puente) in December I went to the Christmas markets in Belgium. During Christmas, I went to Madrid and Barcelona. For spring break I was able to go to Paris and Switzerland. It's amazing to be able to travel so easily with how many breaks there are and how easy European travel is. It always makes me appreciate how cheap it is here in Spain too.

There are a couple of downsides to living in a small summer town though. I do wish there were more young people in my town, it's been a challenge to make friends. The town I am in is a summer town, so during winter only 1/4 the population stays here - many businesses close and the bus schedule is limited. I would say I am friendly with the teachers, but rarely see them outside of school as many of them have families or commute to work. This region is quite disconnected, so I was very limited about where I could travel before getting a car - now that I have one it's not a problem but I know not everyone is in the position to buy a car.

Even with all of that, I still feel very happy being here and am excited to go to work at the schools each day. I applied for a second year through RVF. They have been so helpful and made the process seemless. I saw many students in the group chats with so many issues with their visa or TIE, but RVF I had no problems at all and it went very smoothly. There was no question that I would go through them for my renewal process and I'm happy that I did!

  • Living near beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean Sea
  • Small, kind, safe community
  • Sunny all winter long
  • Living in a summer town in winter it's hard to make friends
  • Murcia is challenging to get around without a car
  • First paycheck didn't come for 2.5 months



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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.

Andrea Buelvas

Job Title
Teach Abroad Program Specialist
Andrea is originally from Madrid, Spain. Before joining this company, she worked as an English teacher at an English academy. Her passion for travel and assisting people in relocating to Spain led her to join RVF International. She believes in sharing the incredible lifestyle Spain offers. Having lived abroad herself, she intimately understands the challenges that come with moving to a different country and is happy to be able to assist others through this process.


What is your favorite travel memory?

My favorite travel memory is from my trip to Bavaria, Germany, in 2018. I visited Germany for the first time to meet my in-laws. They did an excellent job of showing me some of the most beautiful places in southern Germany. I felt incredibly special and excited to witness the country's stunning beauty. We explored numerous castles, lakes, mountains, and more. It was a truly magical experience.

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

Firstly, I've come to realize how fulfilling it is to know that I can make a positive impact on people's lives through my work. Helping individuals navigate the challenges of moving to another country has been a rewarding experience.

In addition to this, I've become more aware of the intricacies and difficulties that can arise when relocating to a foreign land. This heightened awareness has allowed me to better anticipate and address the needs and concerns of those undergoing this transition.

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

One of the best stories I've heard from a returning student is when they expressed their gratitude for our constant support at every stage of their journey. We were there to help and assist them whenever they needed it, making their experience more comfortable.

One of the most fulfilling aspects of this job is seeing the happiness and excitement of the people who have 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 not only provides you with all the necessary support when you travel abroad but also offers the opportunity to live in another country where you'll be working less than 16 hours a week. This allows you to have ample free time to travel and explore, making it an amazing and enriching experience.

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

At RVF International, what sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to our clients' well-being and satisfaction. We take great pride in ensuring that our clients are exceptionally well taken care of throughout their journey.

Our primary objective is to minimize the stress and maximize the enjoyment of the entire experience. We believe in making our clients feel supported and informed every step of the way, so they know they are never alone during the process. We are especially proud of our team when we see the positive impact we have on our clients' lives, helping them achieve their dreams while providing peace of mind and excellent service.

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

The biggest factor in being a successful company, in my belief, is actively listening to your clients' feedback. It's essential to ensure that you are offering precisely what people need, rather than assuming what they might require from your services or products. This approach makes a significant difference in meeting and exceeding customer expectations and ultimately leads to long-term success.