Its crazy to me that I am in my final week of my study abroad program here in Valencia, Spain. At exactly this time next week, I’ll probably be on a plane flying back over the Atlantic to return home to Florida. Time truly does fly when you are in another country; it seems like just yesterday that we were touring Madrid and Toledo in … Continue reading Why Barcelona has my Heart
Last Thursday night, we decided that it was high time for us to to a Flamenco show. We’ve been in Spain for a little over three weeks and we still hadn’t experienced Spain’s most traditional and cultural form of dance. Though Flamenco originated in Sevilla, it is still common in other parts of Spain as well, so we had no problem finding a cute little … Continue reading Experiencing the Art of Flamenco and the Castle of Xátiva
This week in Valencia has flown by so quickly, and it’s hard to believe that I am about halfway done with my program! Each day, I usually wake up around 7:45 to get ready, eat breakfast, and catch the morning bus to our 9 am class. After classes end around 1:30, we typically go home to eat lunch with our host mom, who is hilarious … Continue reading Weekend Trip to Mallorca!
Hola Amigos! This week in Spain has been an incredible experience! With the first week of classes under my belt, I am starting to familiarize myself with the city of Valencia. My friends and I have been bussing and using the cool public bicycle system to get to classes. My host family lives in the district of Arts and Sciences, the newest and most modern … Continue reading Paella, Fútbol, y Más de Valencia!
Hola from España! After arriving in Madrid on Wednesday and sleeping through my jet lag, we toured el Monasterio San Lorenzo del Escorial, which was where historically the Spanish king lived and worshiped. The beautiful architecture, the ornate church, and the detailed crypts below of past Spanish royalty were truly captivating to wander through. The site had a few massive courtyards and a very pretty … Continue reading Week One en España!
Having only four days to unpack everything I brought home from school and repack for a summer abroad in Spain can be a lot. Running around shopping and completing errands has been tiring, but now it is actually starting to feel real! I can’t believe that I’ll be landing in Madrid this Wednesday! And here I sit, the day before my big departure wondering what … Continue reading Preparing for Valencia!