How to get back home with a volcano eruption

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/andregustavo/920, 1612, 1821 and now 2010…the story again, but with only one difference:  the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull this time is causing so many damage in a personal and, of course, economic way.

The air travel has been paralised across Northern Europe since the eruption and that made stranding millions of travelers. The countries with airspace problems are: Austria, Belarous, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Island, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia and Montenegro, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweeden, Switzerland, Ukraine and United Kingdom. You can follow the Air Travel disruption after the 2010  Eyjafjallajökull eruption on Wikipedia and also comments about passangers on twitter.

Chaos…mess up, people stuck in differente countries willing to get back home…immediately or in a few days and can’t find a place in a bus or train (because the only way to move around Europe right now it’s by land), I suggest you to check the ridesharing sites.

Some sites better than others depending on where are you right now

And of course, the groups on Facebook. One to recommend: Carpool Europe due to Volcanic Ash. And the group: when volcanoes Erupt: a survival guide for stranded travelers.

And remember, if you need a place to crash because hotels/hostels are full, you can also check Couchsurfing or Hospitality Club

Good luck to you all and keep posting your comments with new alternatives in the countries you are. Thanks you all!


Teaching English in Spain. For USA and Canada people

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Teaching English in another country is part of a experience. As I wrote  in the “work abroad: where to apply I” the option of showing your culture and teaching a language is sometimes a good option.

The “Teach abroad grants” for north americans (usa and canada) and culture assistants are perfect to come to Spain.

Here more information:

The job: The assistants and the classroom teacher (or the school representatives) may agree upon other activities and responsibilities they should be involved in, such as

  • Conducting conversation lessons,
  • Attending meetings,
  • Making presentations in classes
  • Participating in extra-curricular activities, such as workshops, school trips, student exchanges, music and theater performances or sporting events

Requirements:

  • Hold a U.S. or Canadian Passport.
  • Be a native English speaker.
  • Be a Junior or Senior college student or have completed a BA, BS, MA or MS.
  • Have an intermediate/advanced level of Spanish

The period: The program begins in mid-September and ends in mid-June. The academic calendar, however, is subject to the regional education norms.

Schedule/working hours: 12-16 hour weekly. You can have another part time job or travel too 🙂

Salary: A minimum monthly allowance of EUR €700 (USD$ 1,025; CAD$ 1,060)

Other benefits:

  • Orientation course at the beginning of the school year and ongoing development.
  • Full medical insurance.
  • Official certificate, issued by the regional education authorities.
  • Grants will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • No application fees.

The deadline is TOMORROW. Fill out your Online Application til March 30 here .

If not, wait for November (the application process starts November 30 til March 30)