(June 2, 2014) The second week here was just as eventful as the first, if not more. However, I am still making the transition to the life of a madrileño. For example, my host mom, Julia, has reminded me several times that the meal customs are different here. El Desayuno, like our breakfast, is the … Continue reading More Food Appreciation and Travel!
(May 26, 2014) I’ve survived my first week in Madrid! It was an interesting one to say the least. I don’t even know where to begin to describe all that I have experienced in these past few days. But I think I would like to start with my Homestay experience and first impressions of Madrid. … Continue reading First Week Survived: Tons of Walking and Fútbol
(May 18,2014) So, here it is! My study abroad trip to Madrid, Spain has officially commenced and it finally feels real. I’m currently sitting outside of my terminal at Tampa International Airport waiting to fly to Miami to then connect for Madrid. I’m finding it hard to not mentally review whatever common Spanish phrases I … Continue reading First Day Jitters in Madrid
The opportunity to study abroad is a privilege and a journey that I cannot wait to begin. Like the mantra goes, “hindsight is always 20/20,” and in the final days of the spring semester of my junior year here at the University of Florida, there is no exception. As a freshman, the thought of starting … Continue reading Introductory Post for IES Madrid Summer
Kristin Calfee is a University of Florida student studying abroad this summer in South Korea. If you want to learn more about her program, click here: USAC - Yonsei University What is your year and field of study? Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Have you traveled abroad before? If so, where and for what purpose? No, this … Continue reading Kristin: Summer in Seoul
Tilman Monsanto is a University of Florida student studying abroad this summer in Spain. If you want to learn more about his program, click here: IES - Madrid Summer Program What is your year and field of study? I am a rising senior (Class of 2015), Anthropology Major with a Spanish Minor. I plan on … Continue reading Tilman: Summer in Madrid