I had the pleasure of living and working in Valladolid, Spain. I went in February of 2013 and worked as an English teaching intern for United Cultures until May.
It was such an incredible experience! While I was there, I lived with a lovely host family. I had an older sister, older brother, and a wonderful mother and father.
They were all so generous and kind to me. The best part about living with a host family was learning all of their unique and interesting customs, along with the general Spanish culture. The city itself, Valladolid, was so beautiful and historic. It was filled with fantastic people and amazing sights. Since I taught at many locations in the city, I had the ability to explore a lot in between classes. This was so much fun to me! There are so many museums, beautiful buildings, huge parks and kind people. Before I had arrived to Valladolid, I had never taught any classes before. However, I quickly learned and became comfortable with my teaching routine. I received so much help and support throughout my time in Valladolid, as well.
The experience of living and teaching abroad was absolutely one of a kind and I am so grateful that I was able to be there. I absolutely recommend this opportunity to anyone who considers this fantastic experience.