Por Última Vez

¡Hola Todxs! If I am being honest, I am at a loss for words on how to start this blog post. I have experienced so much during my eight weeks abroad and have learned so much more than I ever expected that I am having trouble trying to sum it all up. While I am…

Mi Última Semana

¡Buenos Días Todxs! I cannot believe I will return home on Saturday! A part of me feels like this program has been happening for a lifetime and that I have been living in Spain for years, but another part of me feels like I only arrived yesterday. I remember the morning that I arrived I…

Communication is Key

¡Buenas! A little update before our regularly scheduled program:  This past week has been filled with so many new and exciting experiences. On Wednesday, I decided to attend a new language intercambio. I was a little nervous to go by myself and was about to convince myself that I was too tired to go, when…

A Lot of Learning is Happening Here

¡Buenas tardes! This week has been filled with many different emotions. Firstly, I went on a solo weekend trip to Granada. This was my first time traveling alone and I just have to say… I LOVED it! I got to Granada Friday night and immediately met one of my roommates; he invited me to go…

Things I Have Learned So Far

¡Buenas! Welcome back to my chaotic life in my Madrid. Last week, I decided I wanted to start making more of an effort to explore the city and to spend time with friends after work. During my third week, I started getting really stressed about not doing enough here and that I was almost halfway…

La Cultura Aquí Es Perfecta

¡Buenas Tardes!  It is hard to believe that we are coming up on week 4, the halfway point of the program! While I feel like I have been living in Spain for months, time also seems to be flying by. With so many things already completed and so many new adventures to come, I would…

A Balancing Act

¡Buenos Días! Welcome to my week three update! I can not believe that I am two days away from having lived in Madrid for three weeks already. Although three weeks is a short time in the long run, so much has already happened. I feel like I have been here for a lifetime, but that…

Am I a Madrileña yet?

¡Welcome back! Boy oh boy do I have a lot to catch you all up on! My second week in Madrid has been hectic, tiring, informational, exciting, and just overall unbelievable. Firstly, during San Isidro, a holiday that occurs on May 15th each year to celebrate Madrid’s patron saint, my friends and I went to…

My First Week In Madrid

¡Hola! A little update: We are back and better than ever! ¡Amo a Madrid con toda mi alma! These first five days have been packed with exploring the different neighborhoods, making new friends, and trying to understand what my host family is saying to me. I would have to say my favorite part of the…