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It's time to take responsibility and realise that the only person who can learn a language for you is yourself ... more
Spain is a fantastic place to study, and hosts numerous noted Universities - learn how to apply to study abroad as an undergraduate... more
Considering a University exchange program in Spain has become a popular choice with students the world over as there is a wide range of both Spanish State and private international schools that can... more
In order to come to Spain as a student, all non-EU Citizens are required to apply for a student visa. The type that you should apply for depends on how long your study program lasts for. This will... more
Those thinking about surgery for either cosmetic or corrective purposes are often drawn towards considering having the procedure in Spain due to either reasons of finance or personal privacy and... more
Whilst writing a Professional CV is very similar in both English and Spanish, with just a few subtle differences - it is those subtle differences that may be the deciding factor between your application being succesful or not... more
The Spanish baccalaureate (also known as the "bachillerato") programme consists of two years’ voluntary study after the age of 16, which prepares pupils for higher education or high-grade vocational training or to start a career. It is very similar to the A-Level and Further Education system in the UK... more
There are often two different types of birthing centres in Spain. The first are private hospitals or clinics. The second are state hospitals, which... more
When relocating to Spain with children, one of the difficult decisions that you have to make concerns their schooling. Any choices that you make will impact on your child's future and may determine... more
Births must be registered within eight days at the local civil registry office (Registro Civil). It is the parents' responsibility to ensure this is done and it must be carried out in person ( As... more
Whether you are a family searching for an Au pair, or maybe an Au pair looking for a family to live and work with in Spain, there are a number of considerations that you need to be aware of. These... more
Any parent will tell you that having a baby and raising a child can be an expensive process, regardless of the country that you may choose to make your home. However, when you are far away from your... more
With the "economic crisis" constantly featured in the media, many of us are thinking more about whether we are receiving all the help available to us. You may be aware that Disability Living... more
If it is not possible for you to wait to make an appointment your registered GP, there are other ways to seek treatment for your conditio... more
If you have relocated to Spain and have a baby it is compulsory for you to register the birth with the Spanish authorities. This can be done at the Civil Register Office nearest to the place of... more
It is always useful to be familiar with various words and phrases that can occur wherever and whenever you are faced with any kind of bureaucracy in Spain. You might want to print our this page and keep it with your legal documents... more
Unlike the UK where child benefit has been available since the 1940’s, Spain has not offered a government backed incentive for children and families until the introduction of the Baby Bonus scheme... more
Homeschooling is all the rage in the United States, but it is on the decline in Europe, and now Germany has effectively outlawed the process, delivering fines and even jail sentences to... more
Always fancied teaching English as a foreign language ? ..... more

The EHIC system has received much bad press of late, largely due to some changes in certain EU regulations which has effected the application and issue process – mainly effecting UK pensioners, or those who have taken early retirement and are living in Spain.more

If you already live, work or study in Spain it is likely that you will have come across the Spanish healthcare system in some form or another. Hospitals and clinics here are comparable to the best... more