Six years ago, I signed up for a summer language program in Cádiz with barely any expectations, other than building on my basic skills and getting to know fellow Spanish students from around the world. It was my first trip abroad on my own, so naturally I was very nervous and anxious. However, as soon
“My dream is to travel the world.” Almost everyone I know has said some variant of this sentence at some point. Because I’ve spent the last year of my life living in Barcelona for graduate school, I’ve been incredibly fortunate when it comes to that whole “travel the world” thing. I’ve been able to see
Once more unto the breach dear friends once more; with another adventure comes another early morning, but at this point our now travel-hardened college students laugh in the face of 6 am starts, their once formidable adversary. Well… at the very least, only one person forgot their passport at home this time. This time, however,
This week our students swapped their books and pens for their rucksacks and hiking boots as they prepared to make the transformation from study abroad college students to pilgrims. This week our cultural immersion activity was a little more physical and saw us attempt the first leg of the famous pilgrimage to Santiago, which included
This week our study-abroad college students continued their cultural immersion by learning how to make an iconic, gastronomical Spanish dish: the paella. Paella is a perfect example of how the various cultures have meshed together in Spain; a topic I have alluded to in previous blog posts, particularly in reference to the architecture in Seville.
At 5.30 am, on Friday, Seville was completely silent; revelers had found their way home after a night of socializing, and most early risers had yet to emerge. A sheet of mist descended upon its meandering streets, covering this usually vibrant city with an air of calmness. Seville was asleep. The only sign of life
Right from the off, our students from the Anglo-American School in Moscow have had an action-packed week. On their first day in Seville they were treated to an extensive tour and orientation where they were acquainted with the many pretty sites which make this city so breathtaking. Their tour-guide, Jesús, aimed to give the students
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