May 15: I have been in Spain for a little less than a week now. I can hardly believe it--time is moving demasiado rápido (too fast)! I wanted to write an entry about an important milestone I had today in Sevilla, five days into the program. Within the group of about thirty UF students on the Sevilla … Continue reading Money Milestone
Anyone who knows me understands that I’m neither decisive nor spontaneous. I’m the person the waiter has to come back around to when eating out, and if I hadn’t planned the dinner at least two days in advance then a kidnapping was probably necessary to get me to the restaurant in the first place. Yet … Continue reading Flying, Gift-giving, and Spanish: 3 things I’m struggling with before I jet off to Spain
We left water-surrounded Florida a week ago only to return to the water on a weekend trip to Venice, Italy. We took a high-speed train about two hours to get to Venice. We were told once we see water, that’s our stop to get off. Even as a Floridian, I was so amazed at how … Continue reading Under the Venetian Sun
https://flic.kr/p/24rrXHf This is wild. I had never been outside of the United States, and now as I write I’ve been in the Dominican Republic for one full day! Hello loves, my name is Billy! Well, just so we don’t get off on the wrong foot and you can’t accuse me of hiding any truths, it’s … Continue reading ¿Que lo que? ¡La República Dominicana!
We arrived in Madrid on Thursday morning and have since been go, go, go! So for that reason, I have simply had no time to sit down and blog until now! I’m am writing this on the bus from Madrid to Toledo. Future posts will probably not be so long (or late...I arrived on May … Continue reading Bienvenido a España
It finally hit me: I am going to China in less than 2 weeks...
Katherine McCall is a University of Florida student studying abroad during Summer 2018 in Santiago, Dominican Republic. To learn more about Katherine's program, click here: UF in the Dominican Republic - Language, Culture, and Service Learning. What is your year and academic concentration? I am a freshman double majoring in Economics and History, with a minor … Continue reading Katherine: Summer in the DR
Once we were settled into our apartments in Florence, it was time to tackle living like a real Italian and hit up the grocery store. My roommates and I wanted to have enough food in our apartment so we don’t have to eat out three meals a day. While it was easier than I expected … Continue reading Grocery Shopping: Italian Edition
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 … Continue reading Week One en España!
It was like once I got to Florence, I unpacked then packed right back up again to go on the first weekend trip. The day I had in Florence was packed with orientation, class and the group dinner, so I am looking forward to this coming week of exploring around a bit more. However, our trip … Continue reading Weekend Trip: Venice & Milan!