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Robyn F.

Teach In Spain Program Madrid, Spain
Hometown: Grass Valley, California

Hey y'all! My name is Robyn. I am originally from a small town in Northern California, but after college graduation moved to Memphis, Tennessee where I've spent the last three years teaching elementary school. Three of my simple joys are coffee dates, the changing seasons, and being 'Auntie' to my favorite little people. I hope that this blog gives you some insight into being a language assistant in Madrid, or at least gives your mind a break and makes you smile. Enjoy!


El Fin

By Robyn F.

I used to want to be a suburban soccer mom. I had my whole life planned out. By the time I was a true adult, I would be married, have... keep reading

7 Things I've Learned in 7 Months

By Robyn F.

It has been seven months since I moved to Madrid. Now, I wouldn’t say that I came on this journey to discover something in particular about myself or the world... keep reading

A Tale of Two Classrooms

By Robyn F.

In 1983, the world was forever changed. The Internet was born, and since then, we can’t seem to live without it. Later, WiFi was created further changing and amping up... keep reading

Covid FAQs

By Robyn F.

As the time nears to accept Teach in Spain positions, I wanted to update you about life in Madrid in regards to Covid. It’s hard to make a decision when... keep reading

The Return

By Robyn F.

Snow fills the streets. Sun shines anew. What is this land I’ve returned to? Ears straining for familiar sounds. Eyes darting, up, down, all around. I should know this place... keep reading

I'll Be Home for Christmas???

By Robyn F.

If all goes according to plan, I will get to be home for about two weeks for Christmas. Now, there are still a lot of things up in the air... keep reading

¿Dónde Están Las Vacas?

By Robyn F.

A Spanish phrase I never expected to need to use: ¿dónde están las vacas?. I learned last week that apparently this phrase is very important in my piso. It literally... keep reading

Bake It Till You Make It

By Robyn F.

Ahhh, it’s finally fall in Madrid. The leaves have fallen, rustling and rumbling with the wind. It makes me nostalgic for my hometown where fall is so beautiful. I won’t... keep reading

A Season of Firsts

By Robyn F.

I hopped off the plane at LAX...uh, MAD, and, wow, what a blur it has been. My brain is on sensory overload with all the new information I’ve taken in... keep reading

The Journey Before Me

By Robyn F.

As I sit here on the first of four flights, I can’t help but be amazed that I’m actually here. This day seemed like a surreal dream off in the... keep reading

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