- 4.028 Feb 2022English Language AssistantFormer Intern, less than 1 year
Live abroad, quick communication/response time with the company and student
Intense work hours and they need to give the student more transparency about what their work experience will truly be like once they get to Spain. The responsibilities and expectations that Meddeas provides the student are too vague in my personal opinion
- 5.013 Jul 2022English Language AssistantFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Assists with Visa Process and other teaching programs like the government program do not Vets candidates and has an interview process Takes interest in the location you want to be in Spain Has a Facebook Group once you commit and send in your deposit (refundable once the school year is completed) The Facebook page is very helpful in figuring out how to do Visa Paperwork from other language assistants that are going through the same Embassy as you. You get certified with your TEFL and AMET (Teaching English Certifications) from the University of Catalunya online by completing assignments throughout the year. Very manageable work and helpful content from the teachers. Just don't wait until the last minute. Meddeas only improves how they help their assistants from beginning to end of their time in the program. Living and teaching abroad was so fun!
Meddeas does not really have control over the schools or the mentor you get paired with. Sometimes the mentor at the school can give you a poor schedule, so I would recommend really talking to the school about your schedule and make sure you're not sitting around all day at school when you could be working at home or exploring your city. Remember you are there to work, but they need to respect your time and life too!
- 4.010 Jul 2023Auxiliar De Conversacion/English Language AssistantCurrent Employee
Transparency, help with the visa process, pays slightly more than the other programs.
Not a ton of flexibility in terms of choosing your placement location, doesn't cover the cost of relocation.