As the title tells you, I am moving to Valencia (from England) in an alarmingly short amount of time. I was wondering if anyone had any tips, hints, helpful/calming information for me?! I think I have done all I can at the moment - I feel like I’ve hit a bit of a wall with planning as so much needs to be done once I get out there. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should tackle first once I land?!
I am going to be spending the first 4 weeks studying for a CELTA at a language school there, so they provide accommodation for the duration of that. Which is good because it means I can look for apartments once I’m there and not online! Can anyone tell me what I should expect to spend on rent/utilities etc? I am moving with my boyfriend and we think we would like a 2 bed apartment as we anticipate a lot of visitors!
The course is another source of stress to me. If there are any TEFL-ers on here then I would appreciate advice about the course as currently I am panicking that none of the pre-course grammar stuff seems to be sinking in. Also, what are the chances of me getting a job? And what is the best way to go about it? I am a qualified teacher in England (in Music) so I am hoping I will be able to find something?
Finally, I was hoping someone could help me with some practical questions….... 1) does a Spanish bank account allow for transfers/direct debits to an English bank account? and 2) I have an iPhone contract with Orange until next February. My plan was to reduce it down as much as I can and then get a pay-as-you-go SIM from a Spanish company (Movistar) and put that in the phone. Does that sound possible? And are there any opinions on whether or not to keep my Orange insurance? I am thinking no at the moment only because they will only deliver a replacement phone in England and to me, but not having insurance makes me nervous!
Ok so that was a lot! Sorry to just dump all that here but I am really starting to panic, I should have just upped and gone, it’s the waiting that lets me think of all the things that could go wrong!
Thanks in advance for any responses.