Location: Places >> Europe >> Spain - España
Login for full access to Couchsurfing Groups. Not a member yet? Join our community!

Is spain a realistic place to move to?
Posted January 21st, 2013 - 12:22 am by from Utrera, Spain (Permalink)
Hello group!

I am an English Teacher and I am making plans for the next academic year, I am thinking of applying for work and have a few questions.

I understand that the people of Spain are having a tough time with the economy so is Spain somewhere I can still go to as a native speaker and find work? I do not need a huge wage, I have a relatively modest lifestyle.

Will I face problems in Spain as I know in times, of hardship tensions with immigrants flare up, immigrants in Spain can you tell me your experiences?

What cities regions have a good independent music scene, a decent indi cinema and good museums with regular exhibitions? At this point I have not made detailed plans for where I want to live.

How much are Spanish Courses generally? Can anyone recommend a good company? I intend to get to at least A2 level (elementary) before actually going as I have 6 months to study by myself.

An answer to one or all of my questions would be really appreciated,

Buenas noches! Gracias!

Posted January 26th, 2013 - 11:50 pm by from Pamplona/Iruna, Spain (Permalink)
Hi Alley, dont worry, you are not going to face any hardship against inmigrants, because Spain is not a countrie that reject inmigrants, at least, the ones who come here to work. In general, in the north of spain, you will be more likely fo find a job , if you are a english teacher, will not be so difficult, because learning englihs is a trend now here
about learning spanish, there are some free courses, just you have to ask about in one here , if you have some question, just ask,
saludos

Posted February 18th, 2013 - 6:03 pm by from Marseille, France (Permalink)

Hola brit lassie,

i`ve been to Spain quite few times, can recommend
Barca or Madrid . Best if You get in touch with
friendly locals b`fore Your arrival, contact Them in advance.

In both cities You`ll also get many veg places, for example

GOVINDA`S in Barna, near Ramblas,or Juicy Jones.

Much better than here in France, quite frankly saying...

Anyway, best luck to You. Mucho Luz.

Saludos de Massilia, Mac


Posted March 3rd, 2013 - 12:11 pm by from Utrera, Spain (Permalink)
Hey! So sorry for the very slow reply, moscow keeps me busy!

I have been finding jobs advertised so hopefull I will be on my way down to Spain this summer.

Thanks again.

Sarah

Posted March 6th, 2013 - 1:55 pm from Malaga, Spain
This member has chosen to allow only Couchsurfing members to see their group posts. To see this full converstion, sign up or log in.

Posted March 10th, 2013 - 8:53 pm from Barcelona, Spain
This member has chosen to allow only Couchsurfing members to see their group posts. To see this full converstion, sign up or log in.

Posted March 11th, 2013 - 1:00 pm by from Lugo, Spain (Permalink)
Right now in Spain the unployment for under 25 years old is over the 55%, most of them with universitary degrees, language skills and no expectactions are not of improval :(

Think about othe country ;)

Posted March 14th, 2013 - 7:09 am from Laitila, Finland
This member has chosen to allow only Couchsurfing members to see their group posts. To see this full converstion, sign up or log in.