That’s a Wrap, Folks

These past two months have been a whirlwind. I have learned more than I could’ve imagined, I’ve visited amazing places, and I have had the absolute time of my life. At the beginning of this program, I wasn’t sure if I was going to finish it. I didn’t know anyone here, while my host family…

Great Expectations

Before I left for this study abroad program, I had a lot of expectations. In an academic sense, I was expecting to take classes that would be interesting and help fulfill my major and general education requirements. Professionally, I hoped to improve my language skills, as to utilize it in my career, as well as,…

Wait, this isn’t Spanish!

During my time abroad, I have taken quite a few weekend trips. For this post, I am only going to talk about my trip to Barcelona. As you might not be aware, Spain has four official languages. Cataluña, the province that Barcelona is a part of, is the origin of one of these languages, Catalan….

Half-Way There

I can’t believe my abroad experience is already half way over. It has flown by. While I have learned a lot about myself, and everything else under the sun, here are some of the biggest takeaways I have gained from this experience. My first takeaway is the importance of taking a break. It can be…

Walking the Talk

My homestay is located about 20 minutes from the University of Alcala, where I am taking classes this summer. The commute is one of my favorite parts of my homestay. So far, I have been walking to and from school every day. I find that the walk is really nice and peaceful, especially in the…

A Home Away From Home

During my study abroad program, I am living in a homestay. My homestay is with a woman named, Luisa and one of her sons named, Daniel. Luisa is about 65 and is retired. She is very social and hangs out with a lot of friends. She is also very fond of her grandson, who lives…

The Summer of a Lifetime

I’d like to start by discussing how truly lucky I am. I have been selected not only, to study abroad, but also, to receive a scholarship from Pitt Business for this summer. My name is Megan Enright. I am a rising Junior pursuing a dual degree in Spanish (Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences) and…