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Embracing your host family

Filed in Blog, Spain by on August 28, 2017
Embracing your host family

by Miranda K. Getting off the train station in Oveido, I had nothing but a small WhatsApp profile picture of my host sister who was picking me up. As I was looking around, I saw a young woman studying every person who got off the train searching for me. I gained the courage to go […]

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Asturias: The hidden gem of Spain

Filed in Blog, Spain by on August 24, 2017
Asturias: The hidden gem of Spain

by Ann W. Often overshadowed by more tourist-populated areas of Spain, such as Barcelona and Madrid, this region of northern Spain is an ideal travel destination for anyone seeking the perfect place to explore, relax and try new things. Las Playas Asturias has some of the most beautiful beaches. Whether in Llanes, Gijón, Ribadesella or […]

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The blur that was April abroad

Filed in Blog, Spain by on May 10, 2017
The blur that was April abroad

by Lily K. The majority of April I spent traveling around Europe. It was crazy how it worked out, but my school ended up having nearly three weeks of spring break. I spent 17 days of that traveling. Exhausting is a word some may use to describe this, and it was — seven cities in […]

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Feeling defeated in Barcelona

Filed in Blog, France, Spain by on October 31, 2016
Feeling defeated in Barcelona

by Taylor C. This weekend I got to add another country to my list as I ventured to Barcelona, Spain. The atmosphere was amazing, the people were nice and the food was awesome. I’m struggling with how to talk about the trip when it comes to individual days and overall feelings because while things started […]

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Day 24 in Alicante

Filed in Blog, Spain by on February 11, 2016

by Kelly D. After being in Spain for three weeks, I think I can now safely say what I like better about it and what is better in the States without having judged too quickly. I like… How most people speak more than one language. For example, my Spanish sister is learning five languages right […]

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My Spanish teachers lied to me

Filed in Blog, Spain by on February 8, 2016

by Brianna D. ¡Buenas! I have to warn you that today’s post is written a tad out of frustration because in the 25 days that I’ve lived in Spain, I have discovered that my high school and college Spanish teachers have done me wrong. OK, that was a little dramatic. I’m not saying that they […]

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Everyday Alicante

Filed in Blog, Spain by on February 1, 2016
Everyday Alicante

by Olivia B. Life in Alicante has been nothing short of amazing. I was chatting with my good friend Bri this morning and we were shocked how we have been here in Alicante for three weeks already! How is that even possible? I can’t believe how fast the time is flying by. The other day, […]

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Study abroad bucket list

Filed in Blog, Spain by on January 14, 2016

by Brianna D. Hola! Welcome to my first blog post ever. I decided that I should keep a blog while I’m abroad so that I can document my upcoming adventures, and to keep all of my friends and family informed (and maybe a little jealous). Instead of boring all of you with my travel details […]

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Saying goodbye and visiting the British Isles

Filed in Blog, Ireland, Spain, United Kingdom by on December 1, 2015
Saying goodbye and visiting the British Isles

by Kelly M. About the blogger Kelly M. is studying abroad on the Universidad de Alicante: ALI Abroad program in Alicante, Spain.

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Crossing the pond, part two

Filed in Blog, Spain by on November 30, 2015

by Kelly M. I woke up in Dublin this morning feeling very bittersweet. The last 10 days in Ireland and the United Kingdom with my mom and sister have been amazing, albeit a little chilly. Their flight left earlier than mine, which made it very tough to pack and say goodbye to Europe all by […]

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