Useful Websites.

When looking for information regarding the Auxiliares de Conversación you definitely want to go outside the manual for the program. While the manual does have a lot of great and useful information, I find that for programs like this it is best to speak with people who have already participated or are currently participating in it.

To find current auxiliares de conversación, I can NOT recommend the Expatriate Cafe forum enough. There you will be able to read posts written by current auxiliares, as well as posts from other applicants who are going through the same thing as you. It’s a great way to start making friends and connections before you even arrive in Spain!

Another valuable place to find information regarding current auxiliares is facebook. There are a plethora of groups on there for the auxiliares in various regions. A very quick search for auxiliares de conversación on their search bar should give you plenty of groups to sift through.

Lastly, I’ve found that one of the greatest resources for finding information regarding current auxiliares is to find their blogs. Many auxiliares start blogs (such as this one) to document their experience and to be a source of information for others interested in the program. The ExpatCafe forum that I mentioned is a great way to find such blogs. Many of the auxiliares link to their blogs in their profile and many have started threads on the forum for people to leave their blog links for others. I’ll leave the link to my favorite blog here.

Hope this was helpful! Feel free to ask any questions 🙂

I’ll be writing a post soon about another program similar to this one for those who are interested in exploring their options.

Edit: I forgot to mention that wikipedia is invaluable when it comes to looking up the various regions to see which ones you feel best suit you when it comes time to list your regional preferences on the application.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jessica
    Apr 21, 2012 @ 09:25:38

    Love the ExpatCafe! Which regions did you choose as your preferences?

    Reply

    • Yari
      Apr 21, 2012 @ 11:20:57

      My preferences are: Castilla y León, La Rioja, and Castilla La Mancha. I also applied for BEDA so that gives me a good chance of getting Madrid as well. I can’t wait for placements!!!

      And the Expat Cafe is wonderful!! I don’t think I could have gotten through the application process without it.

      Reply

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