I’m Kate. I’m American. I teach English in Madrid, Spain.

In May 2013, I graduated from Northern Illinois University with B.A. in Spanish Language & Literature and a B.S. in Family & Child Studies. Before graduating, I needed to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. Throughout college, I held many different jobs that work with children, education, nature or all of the above! So, all things into consideration, there really wasn’t a specific job that I wanted. While traveling in Madrid in January 2013, I met someone who introduced to me the auxiliar program in Spain, I did some research on the program, signed up and went to Madrid in Fall 2013. Honestly, I could have done more research because I really had no idea what I was getting into but I wouldn’t change it for the world!

I spent my first year as an auxiliar exploring Spain, traveling around Europe, eating pastries and drinking tinto de verano (even in the Winter, it’s fine). I made a few friends, learned about teaching English to Spanish kids and learned the true definition of Guiri. No matter how much Spanish I speak, I am always going to be blatantly American. One day I will embrace it, for now, I’ll just start wearing brown-haired wigs around Madrid.

My second year in Madrid is being spent living with my best friend, working at school, and giving private English classes. Oh, and traveling around Europe. I hope to get a few more countries in before I move home in August. I fly home on August 10th, 2015.

Don’t let time pass you by. Since teaching in Spain, I have traveled to many different countries! Don’t miss the opportunity! If you have any questions about my trips, just ask…
Portugal (Oporto)
Germany (Berlin)
England (London)
Netherlands (Amsterdam)
Austria (Vienna)
France (Paris)
Ireland (Dublin)
Belgium (Brussles and Bruges)
and Spain, of course!

Don’t forget, you can keep up with my adventures right here on my blog!

Dinner in Madrid!
Dinner in Madrid

Parque Del Retiro

Katelan