Navigating Chilean Spanish
May01

Navigating Chilean Spanish

“Sí po, cachai?” Yeah, you know? Had this phrase been said to me in any Spanish class or come up in a conversation before living in Chile I would have stood there dumbfounded and wondered if maybe it was Portuguese instead of Spanish. “Quiero una palta y un jugo de frutilla.” I want an avocado and strawberry juice. I would have asked what on earth a palta was and if frutilla meant a mixed-fruit juice. You would expect that, going to...

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Spring 2020: More than just Coronavirus
Apr27
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glasgow, you’re fab
Apr17

glasgow, you’re fab

So we’ve all heard by now how corona virus has affected all of the students on study abroad. The chaos a week before myself and two friends were supposed to be off to Spain and Portugal for our spring holidays, which lasts a month over here! As our numbers dwindled, due to all of our friends being recalled by their home universities, my roommate and I found ourselves alone on St. Patrick’s Day which is usually my favourite holiday....

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buzzing through glasgow
Apr09

buzzing through glasgow

Glasgow is classified as a UNESCO City of Music which is thrilling. There are always so many shows going on and live music nights out. I have a weakness for spending money on concerts and music so this is a dangerous place for me to be. This post will showcase some fun and some free places to experience Glasgow’s music scene as well as Glasgow bands. If you come during late winter like I did, the Celtic Connections festival will...

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Glasgow Impressions
Mar28

Glasgow Impressions

It was 8 am and it was still dark outside. Forget jet lag messing with your sense of time, the light here made me constantly question what time it was when I first arrived. The sun doesn’t rise until after 8 and it is dark again by 5 pm. On the plus side, I have never seen so many sunrises in my life. My roommate and I moved our small couch, complete with a very interesting floral pattern from the 80’s, to the bay of windows in our...

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Barcelona, Here I Come!
Mar24

Barcelona, Here I Come!

Pre-Departure Get to know me! My name is Amanda Catalano and I am a junior at Alabama. I am studying Psychology and Spanish, and I am from Wisconsin. I am studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain through an affiliate program called CEA. I chose to study abroad because I love to travel, and because my mom studied abroad. I grew up hearing her amazing stories and experiences, and I wanted to create my own! Why Barcelona? I am studying...

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