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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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Morocco in photos

Filed in Blog, Spain by on March 4, 2014
Morocco in photos

A few photos from my weekend trip to Morocco.

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Spontaneous trip to Morocco

Filed in Blog, Spain by on March 4, 2014
Spontaneous trip to Morocco

A couple weeks ago my friends and I asked out loud, half kidding, “Should we go to Africa this weekend?” The answer was si, por qué no? We literally bought our tickets the day before leaving and solidified our romantic Valentine’s Day weekend plans to ride camels, hang out with monkeys, walk through caves and experience the most […]

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Adventures in Valencia

Filed in Blog, Spain by on February 28, 2014

So my museum-based art class was supposed to meet at 8 a.m. Saturday morning to leave for Valencia. In my defense, it’s still dark out at 8 a.m. here and no one in their right mind is out and about at that ungodly hour (can you tell I’m adapting to the culture?). Anyway, I woke […]

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My first month in photos

Filed in Blog, Spain by on February 3, 2014
My first month in photos

A snapshot of my first month in Alicante.

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One month in and feeling right at home

Filed in Blog, Spain by on February 3, 2014

I’ve been in Alicante for 4 weeks… I can’t decide if that sounds short or long, but I know I feel like I’ve known this city my whole life. I’ve gone from asking random people for directions when I’m a block away from my apartment to some people actually asking me. Everything is becoming second […]

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Life with Spanish host parents

Filed in Blog, Spain by on January 23, 2014

It’s my third week in Alicante, but I feel like I’ve been here for months! Where do I even begin? I’m actually having trouble forming sentences in English, first of all. I’ve never come close to speaking this much Spanish in my life, and now it’s constant and unavoidable. A lot of Americans assume that […]

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From Columbia to Alicante: Today’s the day

Filed in Blog, Spain by on January 3, 2014

Today is the day I leave everything I have ever known behind for an entire semester. Sounds a little scary, doesn’t it? I’m leaving my small, familiar, seemingly-perfect world called Columbia, Mo., to discover and experience the culture of Alicante, Spain. I won’t lie; I have been freaking out from time to time, threatening to […]

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