It’s not possible for me to accurately convey the mixture of excitement and fear inside me, but in several months I’ll be living in Madrid. Last week I sent in my placement acceptance to the Bilingual English Development and Assessment ( BEDA ) program in Madrid. I will be teaching 16 (and hopefully more) hours a week in a Catholic school near the center of the city. In addition, I will be taking courses at Comillas. Luckily, the school where I will be teaching is not far from the University.
I have gone into full-fledged money hoarding mode. I worked 53 hours last week. The plan is to keep up this pace in order to have a nice little money cushion during the transition to Spain. Ugh…so many things to get in order!