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    • danilou21
    • By danilou21 18th Jun 17, 12:18 PM
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    Vaughantown - free week in Spain
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    Vaughantown - free week in Spain 18th Jun 17 at 12:18 PM
    Not seen this mentioned on here, so I thought I'd post!
    About five years ago I found out about a company that offers you 6 days in a 4* hotel in Spain in return for speaking all day!
    I've done this around 5 times now, all food and board is paid for and wine with meals. You don't need any teaching experience, you just need to be able to talk!
    You have to pay for flights to Madrid, and any nights not on the program. Its an excellent way to meet new people, enjoy good food and see parts of Spain that you probably wouldn't go to.

    See http://volunteers.grupovaughan.com/ for more info
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    • SallyD
    • By SallyD 19th Jun 17, 10:31 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 10:31 PM
    I volunteered about 8 years ago. I knew you had to pay for return flights and hotel night before and on return back to Madrid. People were great, accommodation fine but your day started at breakfast right through to evening meal finishing at 10 pm or thereabouts. You were also expected to socialise into the early hours. I had one free afternoon........that was all. Would never do it again. I chatted with staff from Santander Bank and Doctors from hospitals. The companies pay big bucks for this training and I felt at the very least flights should be paid for.
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    • danilou21
    • By danilou21 21st Jun 17, 9:47 AM
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    • 21st Jun 17, 9:47 AM
    Yes the days are long. You start at 9am and finish at 10.30pm, but there is no pressure to join in any activities after dinner. You get a break between 3-5pm and the occasional free hour here and there.
    I think the reason they don't pay for flights is because they like to have people from all over the world. To pay for flights for 20 or so people from America and Australia would make the cost prohibitive.
    I think things may have improved since 8 years ago! The hotels now are much better and the programs run very smoothly. I wouldn't have done it 7 times otherwise!
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