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!