What do I need to consider before moving?
We understand that moving to a new city is a big step. That is why we help you to arrange your housing during the month of your TEFL program. See more information about our accommodation here. We encourage taking advantage of our housing during the course in order to provide you with the ideal environment to help you succeed, as well as to give you time and resources if you choose to find long-term options. Seville is a university city and it’s easy to find accommodation here as many people rent our rooms in their flats. Though Seville is Spain’s 4th largest city, rent is relatively low compared to many other big European cities.
Once you have obtained the TESOL Certificate with us, you will have no problems finding work! During the program, we will guide you on how and where to look for work. There is an extremely high demand for qualified English teachers in Spain. The Course Director here at TEFL International Seville is constantly contacted by local schools that are looking for qualified English teachers. Our graduates usually start working in private academies, in businesses or teaching private classes. You can also take a look at our Job tab!
Compared to many other big European cities, Seville is a rather cheap place to live in. ‘Sevillanos’ love eating out and with all the delicious, affordable options, we are certain that you will as well! Eating out is relatively cheap and you can eat a 3-course lunch for 8€! For a more detailed list of the cost of living you can click here: http://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/seville
To work in Spain, you will need a NIE number. This is a personal identification number that you will need in order to get hired by a school. Once you have applied for the NIE, it takes about 3 weeks to receive the number. Among the necessary documentation, patience is also required, as you will likely wait in line for a couple of hours every time you go to the foreigner’s office! Once you have completed the TEFL course, we will tell you exactly what steps you need to take in order to obtain this document.
If you are European, we highly recommend that you get the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card). This will cover you if you need to visit a doctor. If you are non-European, we recommend speaking with your insurance provider before leaving, to make sure that you are covered if you need care.
Seville is a safe city, but use common sense! We don’t recommend walking around with large amounts of money on you, nor with important documents such as your passports as there are, like all cities, pickpockets. You will always feel comfortable in the city as there is always movement and there are always people out, most of whom are quite friendly and helpful.