How to Get A Student Visa to Spain
Spain is a wonderful country to be a student and an excellent place to learn about where the Spanish language originated. Spain is not just touristic sights and sunshine. Spanish universities are now offering a variety of programs taught in English that are attractive to international students. Spain receives about 50,000 foreign students a year. If you’re interested in...
Plaza España, Sevilla
If you are planning to move to Spain, or already have, you may already be familiar with some of the cultural norms of this beautiful and fascinating country. There are some habits that you will grow accustomed to and perhaps even take on yourself. We've made a list of a few of the things that may happen if you...
La Fábrica in El Born
Wandering around Barcelona, there are a plethora of restaurants and places to pick up something quick. The key is knowing the right places! Here are some resident-approved cheap eats around the centre of Barcelona.   Pizza Circus for late night eats If you ever find yourself running around Raval after a night at 33/45 or anywhere on Joaquin Costa, Pizza Circus serves...
Spanish Language Statistics Infographic
Are you thinking about learning a new language? You might want to consider Spanish! Why, you ask? Its popularity is on the rise and you can find it spoken in a ton of places. Read on to see the numbers! Where is Spanish spoken? Spanish is the official language of 20 countries spread over four continents: North America, South America, Europe (Spain),...
Plaça Reial on a Rainy Day
Barcelona doesn't see many rainy days - it averages about 55 per year. When it does rain, it’s a big deal for us because it's not something we're very used to. People will stay home to avoid the rain, sometimes even cancelling plans. So what is there to do when you can't wander the streets of the city best-known...
El Born
Aside from being known for its tapas, beautiful architecture and sparkling cava, what some people may not know about Barcelona is its high rate of petty theft. People who have grown up or lived here have most likely had something stolen at least once. But, es lo que hay (it is what it is) and these unfortunate events always...
How to Get Your Spanish NIE
Oh, the elusive NIE. For some, the process to get this little piece of paper is a breeze. For others, it's a nightmare. In this article, we'll explain the process and what the NIE is as simply as possible.   What is a NIE? The NIE (Numero de Identificacion de Extranjero) is the Foreigner’s Identification Number. It is a number assigned by...
Padrón: Exactly How to Get It
When moving to a new country, dealing with new bureaucracies can be confusing and overwhelming. In a country like Spain, some steps can be entirely different depending on which office you go to. We break down the steps you'll need to take to get your Spanish padrón.   What is el padrón? The padrón is a document you receive when you register your Spanish address...
Hospital Sant Pau
Barcelona is an immensely popular tourist destination with many famous must-see landmarks that are standard for a first-time visitor. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by the tourists or want to experience a different side of Catalonia's capital, we’ve rounded up a few alternative options.   Instead of eating on La Rambla… Go pintxo-hopping on Carrer Blai First of all, you...
Fountains and Palau Nacional of Montjuīc
  So your parents have decided to visit you in Barcelona. Where should you take them? We've rounded up a list of 6 places in and around the city that might tickle their fancy. From trekking the mountain of Montserrat to enjoying a live flamenco show, there is something here for every type of parent. El Nacional, for the food and...