I too look at the word matrÃ³n
and say oh dear now. It seems as if my dream of being one is very far away from becoming reality. I just won't be able to get my degree homologado in time
So, I decided to just continue with my Spanish language acquisition and do a Masters in Spanish. Though I still have to figure out which one. I am constantly translating everything from English to Spanish, from what I see on the street, to live conversations that I am having with someone (even as I type this I feel myself translating). So, I may do the Masters in Translation and Interculturality (not sure how to translate Interculturalidad to English), but that's what I am thinking.
Why was it challenging to apply to a public university? You would think that applying to a private uni would be difficult.
So are you studying online with the university from within Spain and teaching at the same time?
I am shooting to be able to go to the USEV and be present rather than going online. I would learn better and sitting behind a computer wouldn't be stimulating for me.
If you don't mind me asking, how much did/does it cost you to study a Masters in Spain? Do you pay more or generally the same amount as an EU citizen?
I am so relieved to hear that you didn't have to get your degree legalized in any way to get it, I am hoping that I have the same luck.
Are you in Spain on a student visa? Since your uni is online, did they still grant you a student visa for it?
How long did it take you to apply and get in? I am seriously hoping to be back in Spain for the 2013-2014 curso with a vacation to Sevilla in April-June for Feria. Then come back and get visa papers sorted out and preparing things to leave...for the third time. My ultimate goal is to become a permanent resident of Spain. So, we'll see how it goes. :crosses fingers:
Is the language something that you find difficult? And therefore you are getting bad grades?
I also fear the same. I will be on their turf studying under their language and bureaucratic system and I fear that no one will want to help me. But, I lived there for 2 important years of my life so I'll make it work!