A whole new world: Granada

A few weeks ago, Spanish Studies Abroad (my studying abroad program) took us on an overnight trip to the beautiful city of Granada. Widely known by the Alhambra, this city in the foothills of Sierra Nevada had more to offer than I imagined. Thank you Caroline for this candid picFuente de las granadasThe balconies of … Continue reading A whole new world: Granada

Prague and Lisboa

On the side of studying I've been able to cross 2 more countries out of my list: the Czech Republic and Portugal. Czech Republic My friends and I took a weekend trip to the beautiful city of Prague. Some of my friends who had studied abroad had recommended I visited Prague because it had been … Continue reading Prague and Lisboa

The good, the bad, the pretty, and the ugly of being abroad

I remember getting my acceptance letter to Saint Mary's and reading something that every Belle (Saint Mary's woman) has engraved in her mind: "We promise you discovery: the discovery of yourselves, the discovery of the universe, and your place in it". At Saint Mary's we are forced to face issues we often want to avoid … Continue reading The good, the bad, the pretty, and the ugly of being abroad

Tsamina mina zangalewa This time for Africa (Morocco)

How often when we make plans to travel we think of places with tall and intricate buildings, places we often see in the movies and where celebrities are known to vacation. In the planning of the perfect vacation when we usually think of places such as Italy, Spain, France, etc we forget about some of … Continue reading Tsamina mina zangalewa This time for Africa (Morocco)

First Week of Classes: Falling in Love

Last week I started my class at Universidad de Sevilla. Through Spanish Studies Abroad, I am not only able to take classes at a local university, but I take those classes with other local students which forces me to be completely integrated into the study abroad experience. Universidad de Sevilla. This building which used to … Continue reading First Week of Classes: Falling in Love

Primera semana de clases (Intensive period)

On Monday we started our "intensive period" classes, which is a two-week period in which we have a Spanish class on Mondays-Fridays from 9am-1pm. My class is a Spanish class for heritage speakers in which we focus on grammar and do lots of writing. The first week of February I will start my classes at … Continue reading Primera semana de clases (Intensive period)