It’s here!

It’s here. The placement letter I’ve been anxiously awaiting, well, really since I first discovered this program more than two years ago. If I choose to go to Spain in the fall, as I will likely do, I will be living in…

[…more line breaks for suspense…]

[…are you on the edge of your seat?…]

[…bet this is the most anxious moment of your life…]


Never heard of it? Nor have I, and I’d bet few people have. It’s a tiny pueblo in the province of Huelva with a population of about 2100. That’s about 5% the size of UCLA’s student population. Los Angeles’ population is over 1800 times the size of Villarrasa’s.  So that’s interesting.

Life in a small town could definitely be a fabulous experience, but Villarrasa is also about 40 minutes from the cities of Huelva and Sevilla on either side (45 minutes and 1 hour 15 minutes by bus, respectively), meaning I could commute. The commute would probably be time-consuming, tiring, and costly, but I think it would be worth it to live in a fantastic city, especially if I’m working only 12-16 hours a week.

My school is called C.E.I.P. Azorín (Centro Educativo de Infantil y Primaria), which I believe is an elementary school (awesome!), but considering the size of the town, I wouldn’t be surprised if it hosted older students as well. We’ll see!

I’ll return with more thoughts and information on Villarrasa, Huelva, Sevilla, my school, and next year once I get this paper and final out of the way! For now, I leave you with a picture of Villarrasa!

3 Responses

  1. Lauren says:

    Hey Kirstie, I came across your blog just now after spending excessive amounts of time on the Facebook groups for Auxilares in Andalucía, and in the group you created for Sevilla. Glad to see I’m not the only one who’s started to blog! Your town looks cute, and it seems like tons of people commute from Sevilla into the pueblos. Anyways, I’m just over-enthusiastically reading blogs now, but hopefully our group of Sevilla auxilares can meet up when we get there in September. Hasta luego!

  2. Jean Sims says:

    Firt time hearing about this place, seems great! Would love to hear and read something more!

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