Finishing my Travels
Jul24

Finishing my Travels

7/1/17: My final week and a half of traveling abroad in Spain was bittersweet. For the past four weeks, I had come to love my new country and I was sad that I had to leave it. I had made tremendous friends on this trip and I was very disappointed that I had to leave them. On the other hand, I was also somewhat excited to return back to America. Keep in mind that I have been traveling for the past seven weeks. So, it is safe to say...

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Reflections in Spain
Jun16

Reflections in Spain

6/14/17: This trip to Spain has truly been one for the books. As the trip comes to a close, I reflect on how this trip has changed me. For starters, my Spanish speaking skills have improved tremendously. Our facilitators implicated a “Spanish only policy” on us at the beginning of the trip. While almost all of us loathed this new rule, I came to realize that it was exactly what we needed to improve our speaking and comprehension of...

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Study Abroad in Spain – El Escorial
Jun02

Study Abroad in Spain – El Escorial

Pre-Departure (21/05/17): There isn’t much more I could’ve done to prepare for this excursion to Spain. For the past two weeks, I’ve spent my time volunteering at a clinic in Granada, Nicaragua with the Alabama Nicaragua Clinical Experience. During this time, I’ve been exposed to and have become almost fully accustomed to the Spanish language in a clinical and classroom setting. However, my Spanish speaking skills are still nowhere...

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