Category: Spain

Adios Madrid, Good Day London!

It’s been real, Madrid. It’s the end of my four weeks here and I can’t say that I’m happy to leave. Saying goodbye to my teachers, my new friends, and the cheap cute clothes broke my heart a little bit. I wish I could spend more time in Madrid. I loved exploring the city and ...

Saved By The Bell, Vale?

“BUENOS DIA CHICOS Y CHICAS!” my teacher hollers as she enters the rooms. Another day, another class and yet I don’t mind sitting through 4 hours of Spanish. My teachers make class exciting and informative. I’ve always had trouble with grammar in Spanish so I thought this class was going to be hell. To my ...

Get Lost, Vale?

Tips for Studying Abroad If you’re thinking about studying abroad, Madrid is the place to go! But there are somethings you should know before you go. Here’s my list of tips, tricks and advice when traveling about in Madrid. Weather If you love sweating as soon as you walk outside, Madrid is perfect for you. ...

OH MY CHURROS, Vale?

Mi Comida Favorita Ah, my favorite topic; FOOD! I could ramble on and on about the amazing food of Madrid but I’ll just give you a taste of some of my personal must-haves! Huevos Rotos My absolute favorite dish is the Huevos Rotos. Translation: broken eggs. I am not really an egg person but if I ...

Kiss Kiss, Vale?

I’ve learned a lot about the Spain over the past few weeks, from the history to the language to the culture. Here are some of the cultural differences I’ve found and hopefully this will help you act like a local if you ever decide to mosey on over to Spain! Personal Space DOES NOT Exist ...

We’re Going on a Trip, Vale?

Buenos dias chicos! I’ve settled into Madrid quite nicely and I have to say this city continues to amaze me. From the cheaper clothes at Zara (bless Madrid) to the incredible food choices, I never go to sleep disappointed. As much as I love Madrid, I decided to do some exploring this weekend. So my ...

It Finally Feels Like Home, Vale?

Que tal amigos? Week one of classes are finally over and I’m proud to say I don’t get lost walking to school anymore! The trek uphill is a mere 15 minutes from home. My apartment is right across the street from Madrid’s opera house, which looks beautiful at night. The palaces and churches are some ...

New Country, Quien Es? Vale?

Bienvenidos! Welcome to my first blog post! My name is Maya and I’ll be your guide into the dual city study abroad program to Madrid and London! Our first stop is Madrid, Spain! This beautiful city never fails to make me smile. From the second those wheels skidded across the airport runway, I knew this ...

Coming Home / Reflection

Hi everyone, This is my last blog post. I’m just going to reflect on my study abroad experience. My term abroad has been such an incredible experience. My hopes and expectations were  set extremely high and followed me close-by coming into Madrid. Thankfully, I was truly not disappointed. The experiences I have lived here and the ...

Finals

Hello, It’s about that time of the year: Finals are coming! It’s bittersweet feeling. It means I have to take finals and leave Madrid, which is the bitter part, but it also means I get to go back home to my loved ones! First thing’s first, I have to get through these finals. Luckily, my grades ...