Tag Archives: Student Abroad

List of 7: Renewing Your NIE

10 months after you’ve first applied for your NIE you find yourself back on the net, scrambling to get the list of requirements for the next process: renewing that little piece of plastic that insures you stay in Spain a little longer…  Welcome to the real world of never-ending responsibilities! Continue reading List of 7: Renewing Your NIE

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Where to start

The amount of times I had to ask myself that question when I decided to study abroad.  It’s been 2 years since but that year will always be remembered.  I would like to share my info and hints, the experience and the variety of processes accumulated from that time so that you too can find your way around the madhouse of paperwork when it comes to applying for a student visa. Continue reading Where to start

Caminas un Poco Más

When planning a trip to Barcelona, and Spain in general, make sure to pack your most comfortable pair of shoes.  Walking all day is not only for the pilgrims anymore and Europe is well-known to leave one feet-up with a glass of wine at the end of a day out and about.  But more to the point: bring shoes you can take to the mountain!

If you’re looking to escape the urban jungle after a few days (or just 1) I recommend a day trip to Montserrat to clear your mind and breathe in that freshness.  Big, round peaks, lots of trees in the valleys, picnic spots… Nature.  I treat myself to this getaway every couple of weeks.

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Applying for your NIE

Here is where you need an office suitcase of paperwork.  Not really but it might feel this way..

Assuming your Empadronamiento is done and ready to serve it’s purpose, we now move on to the second step of becoming a legal long-term student in Spain: acquiring your student residence card or Número de Identificación de Extranjeros, a.k.a the NIE.  Keep in mind, you need to start this process within 30 days of arrival. Continue reading Applying for your NIE