Reflecting on Study Abroad in Spain
Jul09

Reflecting on Study Abroad in Spain

I have been back in the United States a week now, and even though I was homesick in Spain, I’m now homesick for Spain here in Alabama. My experiences, memories, and the things I learned during my month abroad in Madrid will last me a lifetime. For me, one of the most valuable parts of studying abroad was the chance to live in a large European city for a month. I am from small town Alabama, so this experience really opened my...

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Why Delays and Missed Flights Are Just Part of the Adventure
Jun27

Why Delays and Missed Flights Are Just Part of the Adventure

Hi guys! I am Kaitlin, and I am studying abroad in Madrid, Spain this summer. Before my trip abroad, I had never been on an international flight before. In fact, I had only ever been on a plane once. Airports are stressful. This is a fact of travel that everyone accepts. I arrived at the Atlanta airport for the first leg of my flight to Madrid nervous but mostly excited for the adventure ahead of me. I went through security, found my...

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Excursions in Spain
Jun27

Excursions in Spain

One of the best parts of my study abroad program were the excursions. I participated in UA’s Language and Culture program in Spain, and we visited some of the most important historical and cultural sights in the country. Our program consisted of class Monday through Thursday with relevant trips on Friday and Saturday.My favorite excursion was Toledo, but I also thoroughly enjoyed visiting Segovia, Salamanca, and Aranjuez. Toledo was...

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