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Hii! I'm Meredith! Graduating from East Carolina University in May. I didn't know about the program until after the application period started so once I scrambled around and got my stuff together I ended up with inscrita #2626. My preferences were Madrid, País Vasco and Aragón, but honestly I don't care where I end up as long as I'm moving to Spain in the fall. So now I'm constantly checking the FB page, Profex, etc. until we get our placements. I'm hoping to get mine before graduation!
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Hey guys! I'd love to actually have a group of us talk, that seems like a great idea.

I'm Caitlin, I graduated from UBC in Vancouver, Canada. I applied on the first day and managed to get number 39 as my inscrita... Because I was sitting refreshing my computer until registration opened  :P. I'm doing the program because I love Spain, and I need a year off to decide where to go after my first degree. My first choice is Madrid, then Rioja, then Aragon. If we had been able to choose a city in Spain, though, mine would have been Granada! I'm Admitada as well, so I'm saving money like a fiend since I've heard they can be bad at paying on time. Lily, have you started researching neighbourhoods to live in Madrid? I've found an agency that finds apartments for you for a fee, but I think I'll probably go in September and find one for myself.

I can't wait til they start giving out offers!! ;D

Hi Anna and Jay!

Hi Caitlin,
I was also tempted to try Granada but it felt risky to choose the region Andalucia and not end up in Granada so I went with Madrid. I spent last May in Madrid studying and I just loved it. I dont know which neighborhood i lived in (if you are familiar with Madrid I was just off the Avenida de America subway stop) but i will likely try to live around there again as I really loved the convenience of the train station.

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Hello!!!!!!

I'm Anna and I applied with my boyfriend, Jay! We are both from Minnesota are both graduating college this spring! Our inscrita numbers are 2279 and 2280. We are kinda bummed our numbers are a little on the higher end, but are both hopeful to receive placements together. Our choices for placement were Castille y Leon, La Rioja and Galicia.  We are trying to figure out when to buy our plane tickets if you guys have any suggestions.  Also any predictions on when placements will be announced?

Good luck everyone!   ;D

Anna and Jay
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Hi!

From what I can tell, it looks like you would want to arrive somewhere near the beginning of September, as I think there may be an orientation of some sort in mid-September. Also, if you're in Madrid it can be quite competitive to find an apartment at that time of year since it's near the beginning of the school year for the university, so students are also looking. I plan to fly in at the beginning of September and find a place, then go travelling for a week or two if there's time before the program starts.

hope that helps!

Caitlin
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Hey guys! I'd love to actually have a group of us talk, that seems like a great idea.

I'm Caitlin, I graduated from UBC in Vancouver, Canada. I applied on the first day and managed to get number 39 as my inscrita... Because I was sitting refreshing my computer until registration opened  :P. I'm doing the program because I love Spain, and I need a year off to decide where to go after my first degree. My first choice is Madrid, then Rioja, then Aragon. If we had been able to choose a city in Spain, though, mine would have been Granada! I'm Admitada as well, so I'm saving money like a fiend since I've heard they can be bad at paying on time. Lily, have you started researching neighbourhoods to live in Madrid? I've found an agency that finds apartments for you for a fee, but I think I'll probably go in September and find one for myself.

I can't wait til they start giving out offers!! ;D
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Hi Brittany!

I had not even thought of taking a pet, that sounds like fun though!
Good luck getting your top choice, i hope we get news soon!
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Helllllo,

I'm Brittany. I'm from Kansas City, MO and I graduated May 2011 from Dillard University in New Orleans. I've done a program similar to this...I was a teaching assistant in France right after graduating (I had studied abroad in France and loved it!). Anyway, I live in Kansas City now, doing Marketing for a chocolate company but I've been yearning to get back to Europe! So here I am.

I applied the first day as well and got Inscrita #391. Just checked my status and am admitida as of today, so just hoping everything else goes smoothly. My choices were Andalucia, Castilla la Mancha, and Extremadura (although Madrid would be awesome as well). Hoping for Sevilla or Malaga!

Anywho, if everything goes as planned, my dachshund Olive and I will be hoping on a plane to Espana! Sweeeet. :)

Brit  ::)

P.S. Anyone else planning on bringing a pet?
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Hi everyone,

I've been lurking around for awhile and have noticed many people view threads but few participate. I'd love to see more conversation amongst us applicants!
I will take the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Lily, I just graduated from UCLA and I live in LA. I applied on the first day and my inscrita number was 250. My first choice was Madrid, 2nd Pais Basco and 3rd Aragon.

Feel free to join the conversation!
 :)
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North American Language and Culture Assistant Program / Re: High Inscrita Number 2015
« Last post by jmh22 on March 09, 2015, 04:52:10 AM »
That's great to hear, Brittany. My number's 3874 and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that things work out just as well for me.

Anyone else have an experience with a high inscrita number? Getting more points of reference would really help ease my mind  ;D
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Hello!

I understand it may be a tad early, but I am eager on buying a plane ticket to Madrid.  I am confident in receiving a placement for the 2015/2016 year and would like to purchase a plane ticket while prices remain low. I know this is somewhat of gamble but it is a course of action I would like to pursue. If my placement falls through I would still plan on flying to Madrid to do some traveling. If the placement works out I would travel from Madrid to the city in which I am placed. Does anyone have any insight on program starting dates or what dates are required for the auxiliares to arrive? Any info and advice would be highly appreciated!!!


Cheers!
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