Category Archives: Blog

  • Do you have what it takes to be a good volunteer?

    Posted on December 16, 2016 by in Blog

    Why Volunteer? Why should you care about what the world needs? Because you, like me, are a human and our special role as humans gives us the ability to connect and empathize. By connecting with someone else who is struggling we help ourselves and how we can help best is by enhancing these qualities in […]

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  • Yes! You Can Live and Work in Madrid and Here’s How

    Posted on December 9, 2016 by in Blog

    Jill Arcaro Gordon “Sunny Spain”…things were never brighter. Fabulous food and wines… soccer…flamenco, passion… no friendlier people, generosity…time-honored traditions. A country where pleasures can be as profound as the works of Cervantes or as simple and sweet as a cup of coffee. Spain has an awesome amount to offer foreigners, whether students, travelers or residents. […]

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  • Get the Most Out of Interning in Europe and Here’s How

    Posted on December 9, 2016 by in Blog

    Jill Arcaro Gordon I’m lucky. I’ve lived and worked in Europe for over 10 years. But I know not everyone has had that privilege…yet. My work is to share the thrill of living abroad by helping you to work and feel like a local while interning in either of Europe’s most buzzing cities – Madrid […]

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  • Why pay for a volunteer program abroad?

    Posted on November 25, 2016 by in Blog

    by Jill Arcaro Some people manage to find their own volunteer placements independently, but this can take ages to get organized and sometimes, it is not always safe. As a result, not all travelers have that great lifetime experience they had hoped for. Many participants express that the concept of paying for a volunteer post […]

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  • Work and Residency Permits in Spain: The Administrative Labyrinth

    Posted on October 7, 2016 by in Blog

    by Jill Arcaro Spain is the most visited country in Europe for long-term tourism, alluring millions each year. A frequently posed question from the participants in our Spanish internship placement program is about the possibility of obtaining legal working papers in Spain via an internship. Our short and concise answer is that an internship program […]

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  • Cultural Adaptation is up to YOU

    Posted on October 7, 2016 by in Blog

    by Jill Arcaro Gordon After the initial elation of novelty when transported into a foreign culture, the shock and frustrations of having to adapt culturally can be overwhelming. I myself have experienced them all and continue to suffer from the habit of comparing, both favorably and not, after more than 10 years in Europe. Would […]

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  • Practicalities and Idiosyncrasies of Life in Madrid

    Posted on October 3, 2016 by in Blog

    by Jill Arcaro-Gordon from Best Programs Time to get used to the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of your new home away from home. When you come to live in Madrid, the burden of cultural adjustment will be upon YOU, and there will be significant changes to which you will have to adjust. Spain is […]

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  • Intern in Europe: Why and How

    Posted on October 3, 2016 by in Blog

    by Jill Arcaro Intern in Europe: Why?… An international internship can be the most important point in your resume and lead to discovery and deepening of both personal and career relations. Academic courses are a good basis, but internships abroad are a better investment for life-long value based on experience, not words. Students who have […]

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  • Yes! You Can Live and Work in Madrid and Here’s How

    Posted on September 29, 2016 by in Blog

    Jill Arcaro Gordon “Sunny Spain”…things were never brighter. Fabulous food and wines… soccer…flamenco, passion… no friendlier people, generosity…time-honored traditions. A country where pleasures can be as profound as the works of Cervantes or as simple and sweet as a cup of coffee.   Spain has an awesome amount to offer foreigners, whether students, travelers or […]

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    Steps to Adapting to Working and Living Abroad – Part 2

    Posted on September 23, 2016 by in Blog

    By Jill Arcaro Gordon What are you doing to achieve your dream? How can you make it happen? By actively embracing your goals with calm clarity, you can create a new standard which will give you different, and better results, in every aspect of your life. Working and Living Abroad Below are two more (of […]

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