We all know that feeling of finally being settled in and knowing where you are going. I personally get great satisfaction from achieving this feeling, particularly here in Madrid, a foreign country, a foreign language, foreign foods, and yet... it almost feels like home. But not quite. Yet, I know that when I leave in … Continue reading 10 Things I Did in my Last 10 days!
If I am being completely honest, the past two weeks have been an emotional roller- coaster. One day I am feeling on top of the world and absolutely adoring every moment, the next I want nothing more than to just hug my family. While I will not bore you with the details since I have … Continue reading The Study Abroad Adventure: The People You Meet
When I decided to come to Spain, I made a list of things I HAD to try while I was here. Everyone who knows me, knows that I am a planner and that I like lists so this was no different. The list included: 1) Learn how to speak Spanish (it's a work in progress … Continue reading Strut like you mean it!
Hello friends! As my study abroad comes to a close, I have reflected a lot and I would love to share with you all. Right before I left for Spain, I went through a major and shocking change. Many people would say it came at the right time because I could go to Spain and … Continue reading Me, Myself & I
Did someone say ROAD TRIP? Yes, yes I did. Just this past weekend, I visited the region of Andalucia in southern Spain. But before I get a head of myself, and tell you/show you all the super cool sights, I have to tell you one of the best parts... my ELI Conversation Partner and friend … Continue reading Are We There Yet?!
In the past month and a half, I have been blown away by the efficiency of the public transportation systems in Spain. For day to day life in Granada, I am fortunate enough to only have to use my two feet. For weekend travels though, my favorite way to get to another city is taking … Continue reading The Study Abroad Adventure: Utilize Public Transportation
(WARNING: Long Blog Post ahead.) Ireland. Yes, I know I wasn't tasked with writing a blog on Ireland, but since I went I figured I would make some comparisons to Spain and such. In case you couldn't tell based on the red hair, freckles, and a last name like McAllister - my family is originally … Continue reading Wanna go back for Moher! – Excursion: Ireland
Hello Everyone! Long time, no see. I apologize for my brief absence. The week prior was finals week and I wanted to dedicate all of my free time to my studies. Nonetheless, I am back and have lessons to share. Finals week in another country is an experience to say the least. I had four … Continue reading The Study Abroad Adventure: Conquering Finals Week
Two weekends ago, starting on Wednesday June 21st, Alicante hosted its gigantic weeklong festival that’s been celebrated since 1822. Les Fogueres de San Joan (Fires of Saint John the Baptist) are prepared all over the city weeks before. It’s pretty much where people build these large structures of art (el arte efímero o el carton … Continue reading FOGUERAS
June 24, 2017 Toledo, a city just under an hour outside of Madrid, serves as a very important city in the history of Spain. Not only did it used to be the capital of Spain, but it is the current capital of Castilla de la Moncha and continues to reflect Spain's the diverse history. In … Continue reading The Tale of 3 Religions- Toledo, Spain