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    2013 Fall
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    Fulbright ETA
  1. Fulbright 2013-2014

    I applied to Fulbright Spain two years ago... I felt like I was a competitive candidate. Solid language skills, application/experiences, GPA, but maybe my references were not that great. I volunteered in a university in Costa Rica and a professor there wrote it for me, but her English skills were a little weak....also a boss from a summer job teaching... since she hadn't known me for that long it might've been weak. Anyways, I made it to the second round (where you are accepted and then sent to Spain for further review, but about half these people are cut). So I guess I got to the bottom 26-30% but then was cut. I am in a similar boat considering applying- although I have access to better teaching references now and have 2 full years of solid teaching experience (AmeriCorps and student teaching). The application was so much work I'm not sure if I want to go through the struggle just to get cut again. I may set my sights more on South Korea or a program in Thailand through my university where I have much better odds. I guess the odds now are just 13% of people will get accepted to the Spain program. If you think you are a really solid candidate, I think it's worth a try- but if there are other parts of the Spanish speaking world you wouldn't mind going to that might be a good bet!
  2. Fulbright 2013-2014

    HI! First of all, I am sorry I accidentally "disliked" your post in an attempt to reply to this, so I am going to try to undo that in a second. Anyways. That sounds like a tough dilemma ! Has Andorra always been a place you've dreamed about going to? Staying in Spain sounds like a great opportunity as well. It depends on what you want out of your next year--do you want a new, challenging experience and to live in a new place? Or do you want to continue a great experience you've already been having? Since your already abroad, if I was in your place, I'd probably stay in Spain another year--but it really depends on what you want out of your next year. I might be biased because I applied to ETA Spain and did not get it. I was wondering, how did you land your teaching job in Spain? I heard its difficult to get a work visa there and I kind of ruled it out and am now looking at Asian countries to teach in--but if you have any tips or would like to tell me about your experience I'd love to hear it
  3. Fulbright 2013-2014

    Thank you! I'm sorry to hear about your news too... what do you think you will do instead?
  4. Fulbright 2013-2014

    Rejected for Fulbright ETA Spain . Was an at-large candidate with a lot of teaching experience and did very well in school... I guess it wasn't meant to be. Anyone know of any other teaching opportunities in Spain? I already know of the auxiliary program...but I steered clear of it because of some horror stories about not getting paid. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated and congrats to all of you going abroad!