Category: Spain

It Finally Feels Like Home, Vale?

Que tal amigos? Week one of classes are finally over and I’m proud to say I don’t get lost walking to school anymore! The trek uphill is a mere 15 minutes from home. My apartment is right across the street from Madrid’s opera house, which looks beautiful at night. The palaces and churches are some ...

New Country, Quien Es? Vale?

Bienvenidos! Welcome to my first blog post! My name is Maya and I’ll be your guide into the dual city study abroad program to Madrid and London! Our first stop is Madrid, Spain! This beautiful city never fails to make me smile. From the second those wheels skidded across the airport runway, I knew this ...

Coming Home / Reflection

Hi everyone, This is my last blog post. I’m just going to reflect on my study abroad experience. My term abroad has been such an incredible experience. My hopes and expectations were  set extremely high and followed me close-by coming into Madrid. Thankfully, I was truly not disappointed. The experiences I have lived here and the ...

Finals

Hello, It’s about that time of the year: Finals are coming! It’s bittersweet feeling. It means I have to take finals and leave Madrid, which is the bitter part, but it also means I get to go back home to my loved ones! First thing’s first, I have to get through these finals. Luckily, my grades ...

Italy – Part II

Hey everyone, I am back in Madrid after my week-long vacation in Italy with my family. The second half of my trip didn’t go as planned, unfortunately. I went to Florence, which was absolutely stunning. I loved it there. It was such a nice city, very peaceful and historic. It was easy to get around. ...

Italy – Part I

Ciao a tutti, I have been having an amazing time here in Italy! It has really been an unforgettable experience. I have family in the Umbria region around the center of Italy. I have two aunts and two cousins that live here. One of my aunts has been living here for 6 years and her ...

Mental Break

Hola todos, I had a very long, stressful week. I had a few phone/Skype interviews for co-op, homework, a presentation for COM and classes in between. It was mentally exhausting. It’s definitely starting to feel like the end of the term now. I have a 5-page paper due soon, two finals to study for, another ...