Tag: Spain

Battle of the Beaches: Barcelona vs. Valencia

Spain has plenty of beaches along its beautiful coast, however there were two that stood out amongst the students and staff of Nebrija University: Barcelona and Valencia. Barcelona’s one of the most touristy city’s that Spain has to offer, with many people from around the globe coming for weekend trips there. Valencia is not as ...

5 Things to See When You Visit Madrid

There are so many amazing areas and tourist attractions to visit in Madrid, but these were my top 5 favorite things to see when in Madrid. #1 Parque Del Retiro This park was huge and every part of it was absolutely gorgeous! There’s two different entrances that we went through, with many paths of trails ...

A Typical Day in the Life Studying in Madrid

While everyday in Madrid was a different adventure, I developed a routine that I followed most of the days during the week. Here’s an insight to a typical day for me studying abroad at Nebrija University. 6:45 AM. Yeah. That was the time my alarm usually went off in the mornings. I’d wake up and ...

Travelling while Studying Abroad

One of the main advantages of studying abroad in Europe is the convenience of travelling to other nearby or Schengen countries. Within the Schengen area, there is no border control, so there is no need for a separate visa for each country. It is also very helpful to create your university class schedule in a ...

Is Europe Racist…hmmmm?

I’m a black woman, so that’s two major identifiers that I have to research when I travel, I Google questions like ‘Is it safe for women to travel in {insert country name}’ or search TikTok for hashtags such as  ‘Black in {insert country name}’.  It’s necessary housekeeping that I’ve learnt to do because every once in a ...

Learning Spanish in Spain

I chose to study abroad in Spain knowing my limited abilities in Spanish. I did not study it in high school either, so I had zero exposure to the language prior to coming to Madrid. A few weeks before the study abroad, I began learning some basic phrases on Duolingo so that I could get ...

The Art of Living in Spain

Presence is far more rewarding than productivity. And life in Europe is the perfect example for it. Europe has a lot to offer. Apart from the beautiful scenery, delicious food, affordable travel and amazing architecture, the culture and the people in Europe have taught me that every second is meant to be savored. During my ...

Vegetarian in Madrid

One of my favorite things to do in Madrid is eating out! I am always on the lookout for good restraunts that serve authentic Spanish food as well as vegetarian options although typical Spanish meals do contain meat. Before the study abroad program, I was skeptical about the food options for vegetarians and was worried ...

Kiss Kiss, Vale?

I’ve learned a lot about the Spain over the past few weeks, from the history to the language to the culture. Here are some of the cultural differences I’ve found and hopefully this will help you act like a local if you ever decide to mosey on over to Spain! Personal Space DOES NOT Exist ...

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 ...