Callum's Spanish travel story
24 Feb, 2018|
by Rachel Radford|
Are you planning on moving to a foreign country?
Read Callum’s story below on how learning Spanish at The Language Academy helped him make new friends on day one overseas – and how knowing the language made the impossible, possible!
Q: Where did you travel?
Ⓐ “España! I’ve only been here in Spain for a few weeks, but I’ll be here for 6 months with the Auxiliares de Conversación program and I am reapplying to stay an extra year after it ends!”
Q: When did knowing the local language help you out the most?
Ⓐ “A close tie between my first day at work speaking with the other staff members who don’t know English, and opening a bank account which would have been impossible in a town with very little English.”
Q: What is one unforgettable memory you could have only experienced speaking the local language?
Ⓐ “My first day in Elche (the town I’m working in). I was looking for an apartment and I met a group of local and Mexican students who were really nice, and we instantly became friends, so it was really a great and welcoming experience to make new friends the day I arrived in my new home.
It’s given me a new social network and I’ve honestly not felt bored, homesick or lonely at all since the moment I arrived because there’s always something new to do with my friends!”
A big thank you to Callum for sharing your story with us – keep us posted on your progress!
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