How Brexit has impacted study abroad opportunities in Spain


Want to beat Brexit and study in Spain?

It’s possible. While Brexit has certainly thrown a spanner in the works for thousands of people with dreams of studying and working in Spain, there’s an easy way round all the red tape and regulations.

Let’s take a look at your pathway to sun, sea and studying opportunities in Spain.

So, is it still possible to study in Spain after Brexit?

Yes, it most definitely is!

Obviously, it’s a lot trickier than before. After Brexit, UK citizens can only stay in Spain for 90 out of every 180 days without a visa.

The standard residence and work visa (visado de residencia y trabajo) can be an absolute nightmare to get hold of, due to Spain’s notoriously slow and laborious admin system.

However, the alternative, the student visa, is a lot easier to obtain. This is because schools are now trained to act as support systems when it comes to getting paperwork done and navigating the Spanish system.

In Spain, a student visa lets you work up to 20 hours per week as a paid intern. So, it’s just a case of finding a course that matches the requirements.

What courses can I apply for to be eligible for a long term visa?

Applying for a TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) school is a great way to start earning and learning while living in Spain.

At TEFL Iberia, we’ve aligned our courses with the needs of students, which means that by signing up to our foundational Trinity CertTESOL Course, followed by our Developing Teacher Course you’ll not only received good grounding when it comes to essential teaching skills and methods, but you’ll also be perfectly eligible for a long term stay in Spain.

Will I receive support when I arrive?

Absolutely! The best kind. Our school is based in one of the best cities in the world – Barcelona! Not only are we experts in the local bureaucracy – 96% success rate in processing student visas – but we know this incredible city inside and out. We’ll help you find a great place to live, help you get settled into your surroundings and we’ll even book your TIE appointment for you (your Spanish ID card) and arrange for a company to go with you to the appointment and act as translator and help with paperwork.  

What about after I’ve graduated?

Native English language teachers are in-demand throughout Spain, which gives you the upper hand when it comes to landing a job post graduation. Our students go on to find work in language academies, teaching business classes, tutoring or teaching privately or even working full-time teaching online.

Of course, once you’ve graduated, TEFL Iberia will support you every step of the way. Our post-course preparation includes CV preparation, job market orientation sessions, interview technique workshops and exclusive access to our employer database. In short, we’re here to help you make your dream of working and living in Spain a reality!

Are you ready to take your first steps towards a new career in Spain? Apply to study at TEFL Iberia today!

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