Preparing for the Sabbatical
Whatever the reasons you have for deciding to undertake a Spanish language sabbatical, the fact is that it is a very crucial decision that has an effect of altering your current lifestyle as well as professional and other commitments. As such, a lot of preparations need to be done in order to make the transition from your present life to that of a life on a sabbatical as smooth as possible.
First and foremost, you need to make sure that everything regarding your personal life is in order before taking the sabbatical. If you are a parent with little kids, for instance, what are the arrangements that you need regarding your kids while you are away? Or if you are currently single with your own living space, a house for example, who will take care of your house while you are gone?
Another area of immediate importance is that regarding your finances. Do you have enough funds or savings to use for the expenses attendant to the sabbatical? And before leaving your house, have you set the necessary arrangements regarding bill payments, both for domestic expenses as well as for expenses while abroad? Making sure that you have sufficient funds in your bank accounts is a must, and you must see to it that payments are made when they are due so as not to encounter unnecessary inconvenience while you are on your sabbatical.
It is also important to make provisions for travelers and health insurance. In case you need an emergency medical care while on your sabbatical, a working travelers and health insurance policy will effectively cover the attendant costs, saving you from worrying about unexpected financial burdens. Just make sure that your insurance provider has a good reputation to avoid any further headaches.
Making a plan about your accommodation and daily activities while on a sabbatical is also a necessary item in your preparation works. Knowing what you want to do and where you want to be at any given time will be of much help in arranging for your needs. At MLB for instance, we can arrange for your accommodation as well as daily activities as part of a properly planned bespoke Spanish language sabbatical. We consider your specific circumstances and our professional team will see to it that everything you need, and in accordance with your wishes, is properly accounted for when planning and recommending a program that is customized with you in mind.