How much? She must have been saving forever for this! They pay big don’t they? Do they cover your airfare and provide you housing? I bet you have your Euros already in your purse! Yes ladies and gentlemen, this will be an on-going calculation as the process turtles by…because all of the above are false. In actuality, this is how I prepared for Spain
Here is the reality of the expenses spent thus far to teach some Spanish kiddies your native language:
|Two lousy photocopies to Spain (USPS)||$45|
|Doctor appt. to obtain health clearance||$50|
|FBI Background Check||$12|
|USPS Tracking of Background Check Application||$5|
|Apostille of Hauges stamp on FBI Check||$35|
|Apostille of Hauges stamp on Medical Statement||$35|
|Day trip to State Capitol to obtain Apostille of Hauges (2)||$75|
|Visa Application Fee||$160|
|Prepaid envelope for Visa return||$20|
|Day trip to Spanish Consulate (Chicago, IL) for Visa||$100|
|New suitcase, miscellaneous items.||$250|
|Costs Accumulated As I Board the Plane||$770|
I won’t even go into the plane ticket purchase. That was a doozy.
But I’m here, finally, alive and safe.