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Renee

Renee

Renee is studying strategic communication, business and Spanish at MU. She spent the spring 2014 semester at the Universidad de Alicante in Spain.

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Reflecting back and looking forward

Filed in Blog, Spain by on June 19, 2014

Well, I’ve come full circle. I’m writing this post from good ole’¬†English speaking, baseball cheering, hot dog eating Missouri. It’s amazing to be surrounded by my friends from home and all the great familiar things (normal tasting ketchup, ice water, my car, Chipotle), but there is a huge piece of my heart that¬†didn’t quite make […]

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Soaking up the last days in Spain

Filed in Blog, Spain by on June 13, 2014
Soaking up the last days in Spain

Here are some photos of what I was up to during my last days in Spain. My friends and I explored islands off the coast of Alicante, but I was also trying to spend as much time with my host parents as possible.

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El Camino de Santiago in photos

Filed in Blog, Spain by on June 3, 2014
El Camino de Santiago in photos

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El Camino de Santiago: A walk to remember

Filed in Blog, Spain by on June 3, 2014
El Camino de Santiago: A walk to remember

There’s no way I could actually put the camino into words, but I guess I’ll attempt… it was unbelievably beautiful. The scenes I saw and the air I was breathing were like nothing I’ve ever experienced. On top of that it was extremely challenging, mind opening, thought provoking and rewarding. This post is going to […]

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Barcelona and Italy

Filed in Blog, Spain by on June 2, 2014
Barcelona and Italy

Two other Mizzou study abroad girls and I set off for Barcelona, Milan, Florence, Cinque Terre and Venice for an unforgettable spring break.

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Religious festivals = ragers in the streets

Filed in Blog, Spain by on June 2, 2014

If Spain knows how to do one thing, it’s celebrate. And it seems like there’s another festival every week. I’m going to try to give you an idea of these crazy experiences over the past semester: Carnaval, Las Fallas, Semana Santa and Santa Faz. Carnaval This one was back in February and is pretty much […]

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Seville and Portugal

Filed in Blog, Spain by on May 30, 2014
Seville and Portugal

After my parents visited Alicante, we rented a car and toured through Seville, then went to Lagos and Lisbon, Portugal.

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The parent trap

Filed in Blog, Spain by on May 30, 2014
The parent trap

When I left for Spain in January, my parents weren’t intending to make the trip over here to visit. But the weeks went by, they met my host parents via Skype and read my world-famous blog to discover how much fun I was having… and next thing I knew, flights were booked. On the day […]

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Prague and Budapest

Filed in Blog, Czech Republic, Hungary, Spain by on March 24, 2014
Prague and Budapest

I have no idea how to begin to describe my visits to Prague and Budapest. Seeing Eastern Europe’s unique culture was absolutely eye-opening. When we landed in Prague, we were immediately shocked by the complicated language and currency. We exchanged twenties in euros for thousands of Czech koruna… it took some getting used to. We […]

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Living and learning in Alicante: March update

Filed in Blog, Spain by on March 24, 2014
Living and learning in Alicante: March update

I can’t believe it’s the middle of March… time doesn’t feel real here. I’m going to try to summarize what my daily life has been like recently in Alicante. I’ve been teaching English to an 8-year-old Spanish boy three times a week for a month now, and it’s going pretty well. He’s pretty hilarious, but […]

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