RVF International LLC

Program Reviews

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Katelyn
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

RVF International makes teaching in Spain stress-free!

RVF International not only assists you in the process of going abroad to teach in Spain, but it also enables you to find a community of people to share the experience with. Whether it's paperwork, appointments, Spanish-lessons, or cultural presentations, RVF makes the process so easy. The documentation required for going abroad was an insane amount, especially if you aren't 100% fluent in the language. RVF handles translations, instructions, and everything you need. They are always responsive to questions (even on the weekends!) and go above and beyond to make the experience super easy. Highly recommend!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
My most nerve-racking moment thus far has been the hectic visa-process in Spain (receiving an identity number and card), however, with the help of RVF, everything was so simple. They set up all of my appointments and tell me everything I need to know.
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Maria
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

RVF International

From my first interview with Carlos, and so on, I knew RVF was the right program for me. Everyone on the team that I spoke to have been so helpful. Especially Lourdes! She has been able to answer every single question I have. Every time I sent up a zoom call with her, she is so patient with me, especially when needed to mail out papers. The processes alone for the VISA, could be very stressful, but with RVF being there for me every step of the way things went pretty smoothly.

I know that RVF has a fee for their program, but all honestly it is very well worth it. I genuinely believe, that if I didn't have their support, I probably would have missed some paperwork, or important step. Who knowns, I might have not gotten my VISA, and been able to go on this amazing adventure.

From the start, RVF always kept everyone on check, from sending us checklist of what we need to do, to showing us how to fill out certain applications. Also, they were very informative with COVID restrictions and keep un updated if anything would change.

1000/10 I really do recommend this program.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
When thinking about it, or given the chance to live abroad, JUST DO IT. Do not think about it, and sign up for that program.

Also, as the day got closer for me to leave my friends, family, and my whole life in the States, you just have to push through. It is very natural to start feeling very nervous. I even started thinking to myself if I should even get on the airplane. Am I going to regret doing this program? I cried on my flight, and when I arrived to Spain, but after a few days, and meeting people from the program, I knew I was going to be okay. I was excited for all the adventures to come and people I will meet.
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Althea
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic & Very Safe & Reliable Company

RVF made the whole visa process so simple, and they still help me whilst I'm living in Spain. RVF is really supportive and I am so happy I worked with them to move abroad. This is my first time outside of the USA, and I couldn't feel safer. I also believe we get a lot of perks as Americans in Spain, because of our salary and limited working hours. We are very lucky to have an opportunity as this, and it really shows our privilege, as well. Teaching in Spain is so rewarding and it also looks absolutely fantastic for anyone's resume. You have to try it!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Boarding the plane was so nerve-racking, but I knew RVF would continue to help me even after I got to Spain. I also stayed in an AirBnb all by myself (I've never lived on my own before) and it was quite scary at first. Now, I live with a host family, which I recommend everyone to do.
Waterfall in a park in Minneapolis, MN, August 2019
Andrew
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Thorough and Caring Assistance the Whole Way Through

All throughout the lengthy process of my having been in contact with numerous members of the administrative staff at the RVF company (Lourdes, Harrison, Carlos) over the past few months, ranging from the period of initial consultation to the moment of arrival into the country to begin working in the first place, I have experienced nothing but professionalism and accommodation in order that each minute bit of the application process was given the adequate amount of attention it deserved to move me closer to my final goalpost. Seeming inconveniences, such as having to schlepp the last minute in early September to San Francisco from the Rocky Mountains to attend a consular meeting to confirm my visa, were handled with relative grace by all parties involved at the RVF company, and seeming mistakes and oversights I might have made on my own end were excused by my compatriots in this process to a greater extent than they perhaps should have been. Balancing my lengthy and rigorous application process with this company proved to be no small feat in tandem with other projects I was working on in the months leading up to me departure for Spain, but the fundamentally accommodating, decent, and personable nature of any and all figures that I dealt with at RVF made the process much smoother on my own end than it would have been with less understanding highers-up at the company. All in all, the process of getting from A to Z with RVF, given the timeframe and the unique personal circumstances on my own end, could not have gone more smoothly in any way that I could have imagined it to have from any other vantage point, and I would like to use this space to offer my sincere thanks and to promote the RVF company as a great vessel for up-and-coming TEFL teachers looking for an agreeable market to get their feet wet in.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Be prepared to show a sizable degree of grit in terms of compromising personal time and energy to go through each and every facet of the process, alongside setting time out for the regular preparatory Zoom chats meant to educate you about specific components of the process of getting settled in Spain over the course of a successive few months. Take stock of the potential sacrifice you may have to make by re-establishing yourself in a brand new locale, and take ample advice from your peers joining this program along with you through such venues as the group chat sessions, befriending them on Facebook, and joining related WhatsApp discussion groups.
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Ashley
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A Wonderful Experience!

Thank goodness for RVF! The process of applying for a visa in Spain during a worldwide pandemic was definitely daunting, but thankfully, Harrison, Carlos, Lourdes, and Alejandra completely streamlined this process for me. Their insight and knowledge are unparalleled, and they were able to answer every question and concern I had. In addition, they were always so quick to respond! They always emailed me back within a couple of hours, or if I had more extensive questions, they scheduled Zoom calls with me. Because of this, I felt completely taken care of. I would recommend RVF to anyone who is looking to teach and live in Spain, and I am so thankful for stumbling upon their website last October! :)

What would you improve about this program?
I would only ask for more assistance with finding housing. This was the only semi-stressful part of the process. Otherwise, everything was 10/10!
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Kourtney
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

RVF International

The staff at RVF are very kind and helpful. I always feel like I can ask them anything and they do their best to answer as quickly as possible. Having this program's guidance has made this entire process much easier!
Staff also do their best to make sure we're as prepared as possible to have a great time in Spain. They host Zoom calls and state the expectations of clients so we know what we need to do on our end. I couldn't imagine navigating the process of moving to a new country without RVF there to hold my hand!

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C.J.
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Enjoying the Process

I am currently in the process of teaching abroad in Spain through the RVF International program. This entire experience has taught me to a lot of patience in terms of the steps it takes to get to Spain. I will say that as an American, we want things done instantly. Lourdes has talked me through this entire process, and every question that I have had has been answered. If you are on the fence about going on this adventure, I would suggest trying it! I cannot wait to get to Spain in September. "Take the risk or lose the chance!"

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I would highly suggest investing in a fanny pack-type bag. Also, get locks for suitcases and bags to ensure your items do not get stolen.
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Kevin
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE FROM RVF INTERNATIONAL

I am a Filipino-Canadian who signed up with RVF International to teach in Spain for the 2021-2022 school year. From day 1, RVF International has done nothing but exceed all expectations. Their customer service and drive to provide you the best experience possible is second to none. I am truly impressed with the way they have handled my application, it being a little more complex than most since I live in the Philippines, but applied as a Canadian.

They've taken care of me every step of the way, including responding to my emails within 24 hours as best as they can. Every promise that RVF International has given me has been kept. I understand that not everybody is able to choose their exact placement location, but RVF International always tries to take all requests and concerns into consideration to give you the best experience possible.

There are many other good things I could say about RVF International, but one thing that I do have to leave with any of you that are reading this, you will not regret choosing RVF International as your Teach Abroad Program. They are just simply excellent in every aspect and I wish more teach abroad programs can be more like them. Always reassuring, always there for you, and most importantly, always available for your every need.

Nothing but high praises for RVF International!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice to anyone who would like to join this program is, don't hesitate to join! I have no regrets. My experience with RVF International is priceless.
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Melissa
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The RVF staff make all the difference

The RVF staff are incredibly supportive and helpful. If I had a question, they would have an answer for me within 24hrs or if it was a weekend, first thing Monday morning - which given the time difference was something I really appreciated. It was also really great to be connected with other program participants. There's the RVF Facebook group - become part - because from there, we had our own WhatsApp chat group and sub-groups (i.e. regionally-based), etc. and we would have zoom calls too. So it's a great way to meet the others who are taking part...I mean who would know what you're going through better than those that have taken the leap to move to another country to become English language assistants too!

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JULIA
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

RVF international 2021-2022

I am currently enrolled as a teaching assistant on my way to Madrid with the help of RVF International and the company staff. I have mainly worked with Harrison and Lourdes who have very diligently answered and handled all of my questions and concerns throughout this process. Harrison and the team have worked incredibly hard to ensure that all of the participants have a positive experience teaching abroad. I couldn't recommend this program more for anyone who is searching for an opportunity to travel to Spain!