Your Local Coordinator in Spain


Here we briefly introduce the team from our partner office in Spain. Katharina, Isabel, Jose, Tine and their colleagues will place you in your internship, organize everything you need and will help you with all your questions. They will share their inside knowledge with you - so that your time as globetrotter will become the highlight of your life!

Meet Katharina in Barcelona

Katharina - shortly called Katha - has already lived on the best surf spots in the world, e.g. in Australia and Bali. Surfing was also the reason why the native German came to Spain. She loves beaches and the waves and now she is very pleased the she can find both in front of her doorstep. Katharina lives the Spanish lifestyle, which is as chilled as spiritedly and she is looking forward to share this with you.

Where are you from originally?

I am from Germany.

When did you start to provide internships and volunteer travels?

I came to Barcelona 4 years ago and by then I started offering internships in this beautiful city.

Where else did you travel to so far?

I travelled a lot in Europe (Spain, France, UK, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal,...), I lived in Australia for one year and on Bali for 4 months, so I traveled in this area as well (New Zealand, Thailand, Singapore), I have been to the USA and Mexiko as well.

What do you love in general?

Being with good friends, travelling, the ocean, taking photos, outdoor activities, sport, yoga, my dog ;)

What do you love about your job?

Bringing the experience of living and working in Barcelona to young people. During my studies I also spent the year abroad for my internship in Barcelona and this was a great and important experience for me.

What do you dislike about your job?

That some things move much slower then the applicant is willing to wait.

What do you want to show to volunteers about your (new) home country?

That Spain is not only Sangria and Torros, its so much more..........

How does your normal day look like?

I wake up at 6, have a shower and go with my dog for a walk. Then I start working at 8am ­ until 5pm. In the evening I meet friends, do some sports, etc. On weekends we normally go hiking on the coast or in the mountains..

What do you do at home to relax your mind?

sleeping ;), yoga, playing with my dog, reading, calling a friend ­ actually a prefer relaxing at the beach, watching the ocean!

Do you like any outdoor activities?

Yes, I like all kind of water sports, running, hiking, horse­riding.

Any personal plans for the future that you would like to share?

Being more creative, taking more pictures and working on our web page.

Meet Tine in Tenerife

If you meet Tine you'll be immediately captured by her balanced nature. There is nothing that the German emigrant does not like about her new home or her job. She loves her family, the sun and the sea, nice people, sports and animals. That she has all this in Tenerife makes her really happy. With a lot of dedication Tine places every intern in his perfect job. She wants that you can also say 'There is nothing I do not like'.

Where are you from originally?

I am from Germany but moved to Tenerife in 2010.

When did you start to provide internships and volunteer travels?

I started in 2013 to support studentsgoabroad finding interesting places to stay and work on the island of Tenerife.

Where else did you travel to so far?

I traveled to Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, Netherlands, Greece, Tunisia, Egypt, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bahamas, Dominican Republic.

What do you love in general?

My own little family, the sun and the sea, be happy, be with nice people, sports, animals.

What do you love about your job?

Meet nice people and get in contact with the locals here.

What do you dislike about your job?

Nothing at the moment ;)

What do you want to show to volunteers about your (new) home country?

Show them, that Tenerife has a lot of varieties, nice places, nice people and an amazing landscape.

How does your normal day look like?

Wake up around 8 am (if my two little girls let me sleep that long), have a breakfast on my sunny terrace, start to work (if the girls let me to), have lunch, go on the beach to meet friends and relax, have dinner while enjoying the sundown on the sea, put the girls to bed, work or relax again and go to bed.

What do you do at home to relax your mind?

I try to disconnect, see how beautiful life is and be happy about what I do have.

Do you like any outdoor activities?

Before I had my two children I surfed a lot and went horse riding, at the moment I don ́t have time to that, but sure I will return to do that as soon as I can.

Any personal plans for the future that you would like to share?

I will try to have some time for myself, but on the other side enjoy my family and friends here on the island.

Meet Isabel & Jose in Valencia

Isabel and Jose like to share. Especially the pure Spanish zest for life. The two Spaniards have a lot of globetrotter experience and can't imagine a life without traveling. They love the excitement when learning about new things and meeting new people. and since you can not always travel they simply bring the different cultures to their home country. This is how you will also become a part of this pure Spanish zest for life.

Where are you from originally?

I am from Spain.

When did you start to provide internships and volunteer travels?

We started offering these services 9 years ago.

Where else did you travel to so far?

I traveled to many different countries: USA, Mexico, European Countries, China, New Zealand...

What do you love in general?

Travelling!

What do you love about your job?

Meeting people from many different countries and learning from them different points of view.

What do you dislike about your job?

Nothing!

What do you want to show to volunteers about your (new) home country?

Our lifestyle.

How does your normal day look like?

I wake up early, sometimes I do some sports in the morning or in the evening and then I come to office to work, to teach Spanish and I socialize with the students as well.

What do you do at home to relax your mind?

Listening to music, doing sports, cooking and reading.

Do you like any outdoor activities?

Running and cycling.

Any personal plans for the future that you would like to share?

I am traveling to Japan and South Korea!