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Creative connection

Filed in Blog, Country, Spain by on March 13, 2020
Creative connection

by Kelli D. Have you ever fallen half in love with a stranger? The moment when you meet eyes with someone on the bus or you say hello in the museum, never to meet again? These fleeting encounters are a unique kind of connection enhanced by the lack of communication after the experience. Last week, […]

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El Castillo Santa Barbara

Filed in Blog, Spain by on March 11, 2020
El Castillo Santa Barbara

by Kelli D. In the southeastern part of Spain, the Valencia region, there is a city called Alicante. Here, there are students from all over the world, Mediterranean beaches all across Costa Blanca and, most famously, El Castillo Santa Barbara. With a simple Google search it can be found as an icon of Alicante. In […]

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Las palmeras

Filed in Blog, Spain by on March 11, 2020
Las palmeras

by Kelli D. When I go for walks I cannot help but notice the simple beauty in the trees. Their bark texture is so rugged, varied and easy to climb. I love the way that the leaves flutter in the wind like fur. Every aspect of them feels so foreign to me and my Midwestern […]

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Differences in lifestyle while abroad

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Spain by on March 8, 2020

by Kayla O. Throughout this second month of study abroad, I have traveled to Montserrat, Girona, Sitges and Dublin. During this second month, I wanted to make more of an effort to get to know more about the country that I am living in, rather than visiting a ton of different countries for only a […]

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Two months down, two to go!

Filed in Blog, Spain by on February 26, 2020
Two months down, two to go!

by Christina T. ¡Hola¡ It’s been awhile since you were here. In the last month, there has been so much that has happened. I finally found a cafe that I like called Amorino. They also have really good gelato. I stumbled upon a little shop called La Nostra Ciutat, which means “our city” in catalan. […]

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Ms.

Filed in Blog, Spain by on February 17, 2020
Ms.

by Caitlin K. Hi Mizzou! I am a junior studying Interdisciplinary Studies: Women and Gender Studies. Currently, I am studying abroad in Seville, Spain through Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA). I arrived here on January 22. Is it too early to say I’m never leaving? Maybe, but I don’t care. Since the moment I arrived, I […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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