While Abroad
Jul24

While Abroad

When I arrived in El Escorial, Spain for my study abroad program, I was extremely overwhelmed and jet lagged. I was nervous and afraid of making new friends, speaking to the locals, and classes. Still, I couldn’t stop looking at the breathtaking views of the monastery outside my dorm room and in the plaza. I had never seen anything like it. The architecture and the gardens were stunning. My first photo was a panorama of the...

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Study Abroad in El Escorial: Pre-departure
May23

Study Abroad in El Escorial: Pre-departure

I have finally made it. Sitting in the Atlanta airport waiting to board my flight to Madrid, I let out a sigh of relief. My family has left, and I have nothing to do before my flight but wait and relax. The difficult part is over. After days of packing and making sure all my ducks are in a row for this trip, I am finally almost there. I have been dreaming of studying abroad in Spain for years. I grew up with a Spanish professor for a...

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