The local coordinator
Your local coordinator will be one of the first people you meet once you decide to embark on this adventure. You can contact him/her whenever you need to.This person will make sure you have the most appropriate conditions to have a positive and fruitful experience during your school year. Your well-being and health and safety will be the coordinator’s top priority.
Your coordinator will periodically supervise your linguistic and academic progress and will help you to solve any problems that may arise.
All our local coordinators are people with extensive experience in international education programs and have the appropriate training to provide our students with quality professional support.
They are usually middle-aged people, mostly women, though not always, who have their own families and have raised their own children. They are usually people who, due to their work or roots, are well-known in their local community and have a very broad network of personal or professional contacts.
Among others, this person will be responsible for:
- Searching for and selecting excellent Spanish host families for the program.
- Dealing with enrollment in your school.
- Collaborating in the process of assigning the host family that is most appropriate for you.
- Monitoring your personal, academic and linguistic progress.
- Traveling to your home country and offering a pre-trip orientation session for you and your family.
- Maintaining regular contact with you to ensure that everything is going smoothly.
- Accompanying you throughout your trip to Spain.
- Preparing a periodic report on your progress, with feedback from you, your Spanish family, and your school. This report will be sent to your parents.
- Being available in case of emergency 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Helping you organize your sports activities and free time.
- Coordinating your arrival in Spain with your host family.
- Providing information and support on anything you need before, during and after your stay.
Availability and frequency of contact
At Seville Abroad, we offer a specially tailored service to all our students. To ensure this level of personalized attention, each local support coordinator is assigned a maximum number of students, to ensure that all of them receive all the attention they need.
Direct contact with your local coordinator may be more frequent on your arrival, until you become familiar with your new environment. Later, you may be able to solve many of the issues you encounter yourself with the help of your host family, although your local coordinator will always be at your disposal and you can call whenever you want. You will be amazed how your independence and ability to cope and resolve matters will grow. This ability will form a crucial part of your development