travel far enough & you will meet yourself

Now that it is my last week here in Spain, I am finally realizing how fast it all went. During the beginning I thought 5 months seemed like an eternity but now that feels like yesterday. I have learned a lot about Spain over these last five months and also myself. The culture of Spain…

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Weekend in Cinque Terre

Studying in Europe has allowed me to see so many places I would’ve never imagined I would be visiting. As my 5th and final month begins I have had yet another amazing trip, this time to Italy! Five girls from the exchange program here and myself started our journey taking a bus to Santander to…

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Exploring País Vasco

As the fourth month comes to an end, it is really starting to hit me that my time here is getting shorter and shorter. I have made the most amazing friends that have made my experience even more memorable. I joined the Erasmus group while being here, which is the program in which European students…

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Paris for Semana Santa!

Bonjour!= the only word I knew going into my experience of the only and only Paris, France. This week here in Spain and most of Europe I believe is Semana Santa, “Holy Week” which is the week celebrating the end of lent and ends with Easter which in Spain is called “Pascua”. For my week…

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21 & Barçelona… la buena vida

Celebrating your 21st birthday in the States is always a big celebration every college student looks forward to. I can now say I celebrated my 21st birthday in Spain, which was a day to remember thanks to the amazing friends I have met here. It’s difficult adjusting at first, at least it was for me,…

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Beginning the second month

For the beginning of my second month here in Oviedo, the adventures just keep continuing. It seems like every weekend keeps getting more and more interesting and I am really getting used to actually living in Spain. A trip we took with Ana that was incredible was that to Cabo Peñas and Cudillero, which was…

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¡Feliz Carnaval!

  Ending February has made me realize how fast time is truly going by in my experience abroad. The excitement in this month for Spain and most of Europe does not revolve around Valentine’s Day, but Carnaval. Carnaval is a holiday and celebration marking the beginning of lent. The celebrations occur on different weekends of…

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end of my first month

As my first month comes to an end here in Oviedo, I have already learned so much. Everything is becoming easier dealing with communication along with getting around the city. I have never truly been a city girl, so the entire concept is foreign to me! My Spanish skills have already advanced and I have…

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getting settled & first adventures

Upon arrival, it was like being thrown into a completely new world. Everything was different and nothing was familiar. Having only an intermediate level of Spanish to go off of, I was excited but completely and definitely scared. After a long day of travel and arriving during the daytime in Spain, when it was nighttime…

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