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Black in Spain: Beauty Standards and Exoticisms

As a black person living in a country like Spain where the population is largely homogenous – at least in outward appearance – it’s not an uncommon occurrence to find out that you’ve instantly become a walking museum exhibit. For many, you’re one of the few chances they have to get an up-close look – or touch – of this rarely-seen specimen that is a black person. Does that mean it’s ok for someone to breach your personal space for a rub of your skin or a grab at your hair? No. But it does help explain why it’s happening. 

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Quick Guide for Vegans and Vegetarians in Spain

Although Spain is known as the land of Serrano ham, there are more and more restaurants emerging that cater to vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets. In the last 5 years there’s been an impressive surge. It’d be impossible to list all of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in the country, but simply keep in mind that bigger cities + more people = higher demand for alternative diets.

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Why You Should Keep a Journal While Living Abroad

Practically, a journal is a great way to plan your move and keep track of everything that needs to be done before you leave. But there are so many more benefits you can get from keeping a journal once you arrive at your destination. Here's why you should keep a journal while traveling! 

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Where To Send Your Child: Best Bilingual Schools in Madrid

It’s important when choosing a school in Spain to find a good fit. In the public system, there are very few reasons they will allow you to change school mid-year. And unless you plan on moving a couple of times to find a good fit for your kids, it’s best to do your research, go on tours, and talk to other parents in your area. Here's what you need to know! 

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How to Keep the Peace as an Auxiliar de Conversación in Spain

As a language assistant, your job will be helping the teachers at your school with their classes. Working with them closely, day after day, can either have you looking forward to your classes or dreading them. You will spend a lot of time at school and having a good relationship with your colleagues can ensure that you have a good time in Spain. Everyone’s school experience will be different, but there are some things that every future auxiliar can do to start off  on the right foot

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7 Resources for Learning European Spanish

For those of us from the United States our first foray into foreign languages tends to be a high school Spanish class. As high school students we may or may not think to hard about “the type” of Spanish we are learning. It’s all the same, right? Well, sort of. Spanish grammar is pretty much the same anywhere, but just like the differences between British and American English, the accent is different and some words are just more common to say in Spain vs. Latin America.

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9 Restaurantes Monos en Madrid Para Salir con tus Amigas

As we all know, Madrid is a city that's constantly changing and at times it's difficult to stay up-to-date with every new opening and "hot spot" in the city. We're going to share with you a few of our favorite spots in Madrid to go out with our girl friends... where we eat too much, drink till we can't drink any more, and take way too many IG photos. 

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