Carta Oficial.

I received my official letter from BEDA today! Now I’m just waiting for my doctor to send me my medical certificate so that I can get that notarized and then I’m ready to go to D.C. to file for my visa. Now that it’s all coming together, it’s really starting to hit me that me moving to Spain is actually happening.

In other news, I was searching through the Auxiliares in Madrid facebook group and a girl asked about apartments in Majadahonda. A current auxiliar told her that if she was looking for apartments there just because that’s where her school is, that she should reconsider and live in the city because it’s less than an hour to get there by bus/train. This was great news to me since I wasn’t too thrilled at the idea of living in Majadahonda. I definitely would prefer to live in the city. I did some research and if I live in the Moncloa district of Spain, then my commute would only be around 40 minutes, which isn’t too shabby. I really like the Ciudad Universitaria area of Moncloa. It would be perfect since the commute to my school would be 40 min and then my commute to Comillas for my course would be about 10 minutes!

I’m hoping we get all our information regarding the Comillas University course soon. I’d really like to know what day/time class is, plus I’m hoping some of the other BEDA applicants that I’ve talked to online are in my class 🙂

Another thing that I’m itching to know is what age group I’ll be working with. The BEDA coordinator mentioned in an email that she would gives us our school’s contact information, but we still haven’t gotten it. I’m thinking of making a call to the school to see if they can tell me the name of the person who is in charge of the auxiliares at my school so that I can ask them if they have an idea of what grade I’ll be working with. I’ll definitely post on here once I know anything.

As you can see, I’m having issues with my goal of embracing the Spaniard mentality of going with the flow…the inner planner in me just can’t adjust to such a way of thinking! I promise I’m trying to loosen in up in that regard, but it’s definitely going to take me some time…



6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. eludingennui
    May 31, 2012 @ 12:12:32

    I’m trying to move to the Arguelles neighborhood so it sounds like you might end up near me! Haha


    • Yari
      May 31, 2012 @ 19:55:52

      That would be awesome! We could meet up for tapas haha


      • eludingennui
        May 31, 2012 @ 22:31:11

        That would be awesome, but so surreal! haha
        I’ve been checking on Idealista, but I think it must be way too early to start searching because everyone seems to want their rooms rented by June.

      • Yari
        May 31, 2012 @ 23:29:35

        Yeah, I’ve been looking on Idealista too and I’ve noticed that also. I just want to get a general idea of the neighborhoods/apartment complexes that interest me so it’ll be a little easier when I get to Spain. I wouldn’t want to put money on an apartment without seeing it first and meeting my potential roommates anyway.

  2. Joselyn
    Jun 01, 2012 @ 17:08:28

    Hey! So I haven’t heard anything yet (which I am guessing means it’s a no-go for me), so I’ve decided to live vicariously through you guys (if you don’t mind) haha! I used to live near Majadahonda and it is a really nice place to live! It is (or used to be?) a lot cheaper to live there than in Madrid, but I totally understand your reasoning for wanting to be in the city! The bus/metro system is amazing in Madrid and the surrounding areas and you can get anywhere, anytime…except at 3 in the morning! haha. So if you plan on going out at all (let’s be honest, even if you don’t plan on it, it will happen!), living in the city is a huge bonus! I have friends who live in the Moncola area and they love it, but you just have to be smart about things at night. That area gets pretty lively and dangerous if you aren’t aware of what is going on.

    Sorry if you know all of this and if I’m just babbling haha.. If you (or anyone on here) want any more information about anything, let me know!


    • Yari
      Jun 01, 2012 @ 19:05:33

      You never know, maybe you’ll hear from the program at the end of summer!
      I’ve been looking a lot at Moncloa and I think I’m pretty sure that’s where I want to live. I like being in an area where I can get to places easily. I’m really liking the Ciudad Universitaria area of Moncloa the most.
      Does being an au pair in Spain interest you at all? I was actually looking into it so that I could save money paying rent, but it’s been hard to find a family that can accommodate my auxiliares schedule or that live at a reasonable distance from the school I’ve been assigned. If that’s something that interests you, let me know because I’ve spoken a lot with 2 AMAZING families that are looking for an au pair that live in Madrid.


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