Tag: study abroad

A Final Goodbye

And so, I begin my final post with a quote; “Courage is grace under pressure.” -Ernest Hemingway. My last day in London was spent exploring the final bits I had wanted to see. As I try to stuff all of my souvenirs into a broken suitcase, it hits me: I just finished two months of ...

Battle of the Dual-City Program

As I come to the end of my study abroad experience, I would just like to reflect on the experiences I’ve had over the past two months. I cannot believe I survived two months in two different countries! This experience has been incredible and I can’t thank my parents enough for making this possible. Madrid ...

It’s Always Tea Time

“Would you like an adventure now or shall we have tea first?” -Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland As I previously mentioned in another post, I LOVE TEA. I am not a coffee person whatsoever so tea is the only thing that will get me up in the morning and keep me sane throughout the day. ...

Just Touched Down in London Town

If you didn’t feel old before, just know the American Boy by Estelle will be 10 years old in 2018. Yeah. Anyways, I’ve “touched down in London town” and I’m beyond excited! I’ve been to London before so I’ve done all the touristy activities, not that I wouldn’t love to them again. My previous program (in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Florence on my Own

One of the biggest pieces of advice I was given before going abroad was to take a weekend to myself to explore my city and get to know my surroundings. Boy, was that the best advice I’d had. I have always been the type of person who loves to do things with other people. I ...