Top 3 Reasons to Love Spain

1-We have the best beaches

I bet that you´ve always daydreamed, especially on the summer, of going to those awesome beaches that you saw in movies and just keep thinking.

“Man I would kill to go there, if only I knew where they are or get a shot to visit them…I would, no doubt!”

Well, brave student, you don´t have to dream anymore because here they are and just one click away. You have the opportunity to get lost in the mythical sand, right after a swim in the beautiful blue water and you can even take a “siesta” while you´re doing it!

 

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2- La Fiesta

I shouldn´t even have to explain to you this one, because the moment you listen to the word Spain you immediately think of party and well… you´re absolutely right!

Internationally known for its party culture, Spain has the best’s discos, festivals and holidays to celebrate and enjoy with the thousands of friends that you will be making here. Not to mention of course, that this is always a perfect way to escape the dungeon´s of routine.

So basically, come to Spain and you´ll never get bored!

3- International Communitydiver2

Even though not every Spanish student speaks perfectly English but they can understand it well and they usually make it up for their kindness and sympathy.

Not to mention the millions of foreign students that you will find whether be in Valencia or in Madrid, going throw the same life changing experience as you, with so many unbelievable stories to share, always eager to party and learn new things about different cultures…sometimes it´s not even the Spanish culture!

To give you an example, just yesterday I found out something CRUCIAL about Erasmus that I will reveal to you this next week`s post, simply by chatting with my new Dutch colleague about his country.

Erasmus in an unexplainably rich experience that you can never fully understand until you have done it.

It`s more than party, it`s a lifestyle.

The importance of a good internship

There is no doubt, “Practice makes you more perfect”

At ErasmuSpain, we believe that besides a good theoretical training, it is of vital importance to have a practical development to become a good professional.

Almost all of the European institutions are requiring their students to do an internship to develop themselves in a real work environment. Because of our collaboration with the hospitality-, tourism- and cooking school: CSHM, we are specialized in placements in these industries. We offer internships in restaurants and hotels at national and international level, but we also have companies in other sectors like marketing, sales, graphic design, beauty & hair stylists, administration and much more.

Our main goal is, to ensure that all students who pass for the theoretical parts of their education, can have a real training period to learn from first-hand. For example in the kitchen as a chef or as a receptionist in a hotel or as a hairdresser. It is important for your personal development to take responsibility, to acquire knowledge on-site and develop a methodology of work so you will able to make good management in a team but also individually.

In addition, because of our collaborations with a lot of prestigious companies in the regions of Valencia and Madrid, we can guarantee that all of the students will learn from professionals which are leading in their sectors.  restaurant

Among the innumerable advantages it entails, there can be noted that with internships from ErasmuSpain, the student will acquire a remarkable work experience will be reflected in your resume, as well as prestige and professionalism.

Currently, we can boast on the obtained results, the percentage of students who complete their theoretical parts of the education before they are benefiting from our internship possibilities.

Restaurant managers, directors of restaurants, directors of creative cuisines in exotic countries, jury of the most popular competitions, chefs in reference to international level etc. These are all examples of a few of our former students which are nowadays an icon in the hospitality sector.

In short, a good training period goes beyond theory, it should be based on the practice, and with ErasmuSpain you can do it at the best companies!

San Isidro 2016

Between the 12th  and 16th of May, Madrid celebrates the festivities in honor of its patron, San Isidro, with music, entertainment and a range of activities for all type of audiences. A complete cultural and leisure program that combines the traditional and the modern.

They are the most anticipated celebrations of spring, which serve to recall the figure of the patron of the Spanish capital. Five days to enjoy more than 50 concerts of different styles of music, which find their perfect complement in performing arts in the street, children’s activities, parades … and much more!

From Thursday the 12th until Monday the 16th  La Pradera de San Isidro, in the District of Carabanchel, has been the center of attention. Every day, at sunset, the music sounded, bands and dance acts will take place and on 15 and 16 a new edition of the long expected Rock Villa de Madrid Awards.

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The meadow of San Isidro hosts more activities during these days, from storytelling, performances by circus and magic for children, up to sessions of “Chotis” and torch songs and popular distribution of paella and desserts.

Today, Monday 16th, at 0:00 pm, the festivities will end with a firework show. But until that, there will happen many other things in the city. In the Plaza Mayor there are established artists such as Santiago Auserón, who gave his concert on the 13th next to the most transgressive Banda Sinfónica Municipal de Madrid and singer-songwriter Nacho Vegas.

With its magnificent views over the banks of the Manzanares and Casa de Campo, the Vistillas gardens will be another place where the festivities are held. Specifically there are hosted a program of mini-festivals, which have passed since Cora Novoa (13th ) up to three names of the most traditional: Mari Pepa de Chamberí, Olga María Ramos and the Group of contemporary couplet de la Purissima, acting on the 16th  (from 20:00 h).

Spectacular fireworks over the pond del Retiro, dancing to the rhythm of swing, Latin beats, tango and tap dancing on the square near the Reina Sofia Museum and classical music for the evening at the Temple of Debod and Plaza de Oriente are some parts of the clearly multidisciplinary program. The evidence of this is the Conde de Barajas square, that will be filled with poetry, between the 14th and 16th. During all San Isidro, the plaza de las Comendadoras has hosted its traditional fair of the “Cacharrería”.