The Spanish government just recently began placing first year applicants! I found out while at work and could hardly contain myself! I just wanted to run around screaming in pure excitement. However, I’m just guessing that my boss and co-workers probably would have known something was up, and considering I’m planning on working there until I leave, I don’t think that would have been the best idea. Instead, I sat in my cubicle and bit my tongue, but wasn’t able to focus on work the rest of the day…spreadsheets are hard to focus on any day though…
My inscrita number is 780, so ahead of me are a bunch of second year, renewal placements and then whatever amount of first years are leftover. Therefore, I have to wait for a fair number of others to either accept or deny their placements before I’ll even receive mine. Here’s to hoping it goes quickly!
On my application I chose Andalucía, País Vasco and Castilla-La Mancha as my preferences for my regional placements, which is what I’m waiting to find out. The Facebook group for next years auxiliares has a well organized spreadsheet of when people get placed and where they are getting placed. Not including the weekend, there have been 3 days of placements for first years so far, and roughly 280 have been placed. Judging by where people have been placed up until today, I feel confident that I will get one of my top two placement choices. However, I will still be ecstatic if I get placed somewhere else because I will be fulfilling a lifelong dream of living abroad!
Ever since placements began, I’ve been checking my email at least every 15 minutes to see if anything has come through. Nothing yet, but my fingers are crossed that I will hear something by this Friday!!! The closer it gets to knowing that I’ll be going to Spain and accepting my position the more excited I get, which makes me feel confident I am making the right decision to go since just a few weeks ago I wrote about my second guessing of my decision to go teach in Spain (scroll to the bottom of the post).
I cannot wait to find out about where I will be living and teaching for, at least, the next year of my life, and I will be sure to keep you all updated as soon as I hear anything!