Work and Travel in Galicia
WORK IN GALICIA ALL YEAR ROUND
Galicia has developed more slowly than most of Spain, and the mass emigrations took a toll on the overall population. The economy remains agriculture- and fishing-based, with some heavy industry in port cities. Unemployment is higher than the Spanish average, which is dauntingly high to begin with.
Teaching English is possible, of course, especially in larger cities like Vigo, but start your research well ahead of time, and check to see if academies have a “hiring season.” It may be much easier to find seasonal, summer-camp work in the region than permanent, year-round teaching work. Give yourself plenty of time for searching and make sure you have money to survive on once you arrive. In anything outside of English-based jobs, a high level of fluency in Spanish will be essential.
SEASONAL WORK IN GALICIA
What kinds of work are available in the spring time in Galicia. Remember to keep work that is all year round in the section above and not mention it again here.
Work that is needed by hosts in the summer in Galicia
What kinds of work are there in Galicia in autumn? Maybe it's harvest time, but do people need the help of foreigners for either cheap labour or expertise? This is the kind of thing we need to know here.
Skiing in Galicia - does it exist? Are there plenty of opportunities for people to get work in Galicia in the winter? What kind of skills are needed at this time of year? Please update this section and let fellow travellers know what you have learnt if you have worked in Galicia in the winter or if you are a Host and live here and can share your knowledge.
ATTITUDE TO FOREIGNERS WORKING IN GALICIA
What is the attitude of the locals here? Are we all rich idiot tourists and if so, why on earth would we want to do some work? Or are we seen as western supremacists and viewed with suspicion? Let us know your thoughts and update them here.
- Edited on Aug 30 2014 by Elena Laso