Are you thinking of Moving to Madrid? In this episode we hear from two friends of mine who I met in this magical city. Both left North America to see what Spain had in store for them and by moving abroad they've been able to redefine their lives.
What We Discuss
What it's like to move to Madrid in your 40s!
Leaving a life of convention and making the brave decision to move abroad
Teaching English in Madrid - what is the Auxiliar program
What is a freelance visa and how to start a business in Spain?
Join SpainGuru a Facebook group that helps foreigners with immigration and residency questions in Spain
Moving to Spain at 34
The challenges of living in Spain
Dating in Madrid as an African-American woman
How the dating world can be cruel and why it's ok to take a break
Join Melanin Madrid a Facebook group in Madrid for people of color
How moving to abroad can spark your creativity
After following the traditional path in Canada for 25 years (Bachelor and Master of Science in Dietetics, followed by an MBA and then working 12 years in direct marketing in the financial sector), Lisa hit refresh by moving to Spain in 2013, at the age of 43. She always wanted to do something “different” and be her own boss. After two years as a language assistant, she obtained her work permit (one year earlier than normal) to work as a freelance English teacher and soon created a niche specializing in Medical English (combining her previous experience and education in a surprising way that she didn’t expect).
Since then, Lisa and her team have been helping medical professionals in Spain attain the level of English they need to achieve various professional goals including presenting at international conferences throughout Europe and North America, actively participating in international meetings and clinical trials, publishing their research, completing a fellowship abroad, or working as a licensed medical professional in an English-speaking country.
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Khephra White is a comedian, writer, actress, and occasional musician from New Orleans, LA. A series of unfortunate events inspired her to hit refresh at the age of 34. Since then, it's been 6 years filled with new experiences, new food, new adventures in dating (ugh!), and ZERO regrets! She hasn’t looked back yet, and doesn’t plan to. You can find her in the kitchen (she’s a bomb cook, y’all), on her yoga mat, on the dance floor, relaxing on a nice terrace while plotting world domination and ways to dismantle the patriarchy, or knitting - because variety is important.
Follow her on Facebook and her blog Misadventures en España.
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