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International Students: Ways To Earn Extra Income While Studying In Spain

Sun, fiesta and siesta!

That’s right. You’re on the right track if that’s what comes to your mind when you think of Spain. The country is known for its gorgeous weather, Mediterranean beaches and, of course, the food and music.

In the second-largest city in Spain, Barcelona, you’ll be at the home of some of the best music festivals in the world like Primavera Sound. Over 400 top artists, from Dua Lipa to Megan Thee Stallion, perform every year.

But all of these things do not come for free. We’ll take a look at how you can enjoy all of these perks by looking for jobs in Spain as an international student.

From what you can do with a student visa to getting a post-study work visa and what your options are to earn extra income, we have got you covered. Take a look at the whole process below:

Get your Visa right

You can work up to 20 hours per week on a student visa. There are evidently more guidelines and protocols to take note, if you are a non-EU student, as you have a time frame once your student visa expires. You should have a working visa from your company or the employer and a primary means of revenue to do so.

You can apply for a post-study work visa after you graduate and stay in Spain for a year. You will need your university diploma, adequate financial support, health insurance, and proof of payment of the application fee for this post-study work visa.

Great Jobs Opportunities

There are numerous job opportunities in Spain. Although if you don’t speak Spanish, you can apply for a babysitting job, which usually pays between €8 ($9)and €9 ($11) per hour. If you’re a fitness enthusiast, becoming certified as a trainer shouldn’t be difficult, and you can earn up to 16 euros ($19) per hour.

The good news is that there are options for social media experts that do not require you to speak Spanish. It doesn’t sound too bad to be paid 16 euros ($19) per hour to post job ads for a company.

IT support specialist roles are the best option on our list of jobs in Spain. Part-time work can pay up to 20 euros ($23) per hour. Sharing your understanding and expertise by tutoring subjects such as math or languages is yet another great alternative, and you could earn up to 15 euros ($17) per hour. IT support specialist roles are the best option on our list of jobs in Spain. Part-time work can pay up to 20 euros ($23) per hour.

Various Resources To Get A Job

If you are from the European Union (EU), You must use the EURES website by European Commission. EURES is a European cooperation network of employment services, designed to facilitate the free movement of workers. This makes the job search easier as the jobs in Spain vary from region to region.

Expatica Jobs is a modern forum for foreign nationals, and the greatest feature is that they have separate categories for English-speaking and multilingual opportunities. Applicants can check out The Guardian, The Local, and ThinkSpain as well.

If you want to work with children, look for opportunities with Au Pair International. Academic credentials such as TEFL are necessary for teaching English in Spain.

You can look for teaching jobs on the websites Spanwise and Lingobongo. If you want to work in Spain as a graduate with a post-study work visa, you can look at Graduateland (opportunities for graduates in multinational corporations), iAgora, and Primer Empleo.

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