Insights: news and views from the International Center

International Center

University of Missouri

Country - Spain

Month one

Filed in Blog, Spain by on February 7, 2020

by Kayla O. It has officially been one month and one day since I left the comfort of my Chicago home and embarked on my study abroad journey. I write this blog from a hostel bed in Madrid with my best friend from home standing only a couple of feet away from me and I […]

Continue Reading »

No sleep, only sights

Filed in Blog, Country, Spain by on January 31, 2020
No sleep, only sights

by Christina T. From the moment I arrived in Spain, it seemed like I was thrust into a very fast-paced lifestyle. I landed at the airport in the afternoon after almost 24 hours of travel time. I was greeted by my program and taken to a room to get checked in. During check-in, I met […]

Continue Reading »

Interesting facts about Sevilla

Filed in Blog, Spain by on January 12, 2020
Interesting facts about Sevilla

by Sarai V. One of the fascinating things about studying in Sevilla is that you happen to find yourself learning about history day to day. In my first two weeks living here, I took a Spanish intensive course about the cultural history of Spain. I learned a lot about the different cultures that reigned the […]

Continue Reading »

Building bonds in a foreign country

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Spain by on January 7, 2020
Building bonds in a foreign country

by Priyanka C. There’s something about traveling abroad for a long period of time that opens up parts of you that you may not have been previously acquainted with. As any of my friends in the United States will attest to, I am, by nature, an introvert. I frequently feel nervous around new people and […]

Continue Reading »

Native Spanish speaker in Spain (it’s surprisingly not easy)

by Sarai V. As a Mexican American, speaking Spanish is something I’ve always been proud of. Being able to communicate with my loved ones in my native tongue has been a blessing. Spanish is my mother tongue, but English is considered my first language since it’s what I naturally communicate without any effort. But here’s […]

Continue Reading »

Alicante Adventures

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Spain by on August 21, 2019
Alicante Adventures

by Savannah K. As I sat in the Kansas City airport I thought about what the next four weeks would entail. I had so many expectations and I couldn’t wait to arrive in Alicante. However, my expectations were cut short as the American Airlines attendant told me that my flight to Chicago was delayed and, […]

Continue Reading »

The city boy becomes a mountain man

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Spain by on June 25, 2019
The city boy becomes a mountain man

by Elijah B. The beauty of Northern Spain is something I am truly going to miss. The first weekend after we arrived we visited the “Parque Nacional de los Picos de Europa,” one of Spain’s loveliest national parks as well as the first, after being founded in 1918. We took a bus with the university […]

Continue Reading »

Similarities and differences between the U.S. and Spain

Filed in Blog, Spain by on May 31, 2019

by Laura W. I’ve been in Spain for about three days, but before this I had never gone abroad. I hadn’t ever traveled without my family. I’ll be honest, it has been quite rough, but my aunt recommended one thing which has really helped. She told me to both compare and contrast. It can be […]

Continue Reading »

Blissful Barcelona

Filed in Blog, Spain by on March 25, 2019
Blissful Barcelona

by Olutoyin J. I’m a sophomore at Mizzou, and I am currently participating in a study abroad program in Barcelona, Spain. In January, I started attending CETT – Campus de Turisme, Hoteleria, y Gastronomia (Campus of Tourism, Hospitality, and Gastronomy). The school is affiliated with the University of Barcelona. This semester, I am participating in […]

Continue Reading »

First impressions, challenges and accomplishments of Barcelona, Spain

Filed in Blog, Spain by on March 11, 2019

by Catherine A. When I first moved to Barcelona, i was completely alone and quite literally lost. It took a frantic hour of searching the airport and a giant wave of self-doubt before I pulled myself together, secured a home based and paid a cab driver 35 euros to drive me across town. Looking out […]

Continue Reading »