Category: Spain

Portugal: Lisbon and Porto

Hi everyone, I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break! I personally had the worst Thanksgiving Day ever. I had class, which felt strange to me. It was the first time I’ve ever had class on Thanksgiving, but that wasn’t even the worst part. I did what I had to do. What made it so ...

Raíces: Classes and Life in Europe

Qué tal mi gente, Classes have been going well. I have a presentation soon, but I’m not worried about it whatsoever. It’s actually going to be fun. I feel comfortable with public speeches and presentations, as long as I prepare enough. This one won’t take too much preparation. It’s only six minutes. According to my ...

Morocco: Tangier and Chefchaouen (The Blue City)

Hi everyone, I had such an amazing weekend. I went on a trip with CityLife to Morocco! I had my doubts and was skeptical at first, but it turn out to be an unforgettable experience. The worst part about the entire trip was the bus ride to the Tarifa, the southern tip of Spain, to ...

Keep Busy and Stay Calm

Hola amigos, Title and picture says it all. Schoolwork is starting to pile up. I have a few assignments to do, plus a bunch of chapters to read for my Novel class. I’ve been getting good grades so far, so that’s always a relief. I didn’t really know what to expect before I came, but I’ve ...

Study Abroad Tips

Hi everyone! I have been here for a little over 10 weeks now and it has been an incredible experience so far. I am content with my endurance and wanted to give some random tips to help you with your study abroad trip. I really hope this helps! Money – I brought about $400 in cash with me from ...

Raíces: País Vasco & France

Qué tal amigos, I had a very eventful weekend this past weekend. I went on a trip to the north of Spain, an autonomous region known as País Vasco, or Basque Country in English. Besides the terribly long ride back to Madrid (it is six hours away), the trip was awesome! I went with CityLife again ...

Raíces: Segovia

Hola amigos, I had a long weekend! There was no class on Halloween and the day after was All-Saints’ Days, a national holiday here in Spain. I considered taking a long weekend trip elsewhere in Europe but I ended up just staying home and relaxing for most of the weekend. I’ve been traveling almost every weekend, ...