Planner’s Block

“Oh my goodness are you so excited???” *on the inside* “Not at all I am completely terrified” *on the outside* “Yes, so excited! It is going to be such an amazing experience.” The days leading up to my trip have been especially hard for me as I have only been around the world at Epcot at Disney World and never actually been anywhere outside of the U.S. The uncertainty surrounding the entire trip has been terrifying, and I have made...

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Coming home from Peru!
Jul13

Coming home from Peru!

Now that I am back home, I realized I was taking so much for granted. This trip was amazing and stressful all in the same time. Our original trip was to Nicaragua and we changed the location last minute due to violent protests in Nicaragua. Due to the recent change, our Peru trip was more of an adaptable experience. As a student facilitator of the trip, I was stressed to make sure that everything fell into place. But when I got back,...

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Not Ready to Leave Madrid
Jul13

Not Ready to Leave Madrid

It is the last week of June, which sadly means my time in Madrid is coming to an end. As the date of my return flight gets closer and closer the more I realize I don’t want to get on the plane. Madrid has finally begun to feel like home away from home and I have gotten very accustomed to my new Spanish lifestyle. I wake up every morning and am off to conversation class by 8:30 A.M. with espresso and croissant in-hand. My Spanish...

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