MADRID, SPAIN I just realized that this blog post I wrote a million years ago (back in October) is up on CollegeTourist.com so check it out:
MADRID, SPAIN –> CT, USA It’s January 19th, which means that I have officially been back home in the United States for exactly one month! Time flies! I thought I would take some time to reflect on my final days of my Spanish study abroad experience. I wrote this the day before I headed to
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102 days // 7 countries // 24 cities // a lifetime of memories. Studying abroad was everything I hoped it would be and more. I am beyond thankful for this experience but it’s time to start my next adventure… Until next time, Madrid
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I can now say that I’m in my final two weeks in Madrid, which seems surreal. I feel like I just got here and like I’ve been here forever, which makes no sense at all. In between freaking out about studying for my millions of finals, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on my

On Wednesdays we go to Gabana

Since I’m leaving Madrid later this week, I decided to do some reflecting (while procrastinating my finals studying, of course) on some of my favorite little things about Madrid, as well as my study abroad experience as a whole. So here’s the first one!  
The ease of travel throughout Europe Vegan croquetas The adorable puppy play group I pass on my way to class every morning Learning new Spanish every day Having meals cooked for me every day There is always SOMETHING to do when living in a city Free entry to clubs The drinking age (sorry dad) Talking
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MADRID, SPAIN Here’s the thing: Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. Sure, I don’t eat meat so it’s not about the turkey (though I do love a good tofurkey and could start drooling just thinking about the delicious feast my family prepares). It’s more about tradition.    

T + E: Tommy takes Madrid!

MADRID, SPAIN Wednesday: After two loooooong months, I was lucky enough to receive a visit from my boyfriend, Tommy! As a college graduate with a “big boy job” as I like to call it, Tommy took a PAID (so unfair) week off of work to adventure with me in Europe. I couldn’t have been happier to
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Study abroad reflections: October

Madrid, Spain Can’t believe I’ve officially been in Madrid for a month. It’s been quite a ride! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE being here, but one thing they don’t tell you about traveling is that when you are sick all you’ll want is a hug from your mom Finally got a Spanish cell phone

Living with a host family 101

This week’s post in the Endicott Observer! As always, check out the website and be sure to pick up a copy if you’re on campus!
Check out my article in this week’s Endicott Observer!

Today’s adventures in Madrid

Madrid, Spain I didn’t even realize until I looked at back through my photos that today was full of adventures. After a normal morning of classes, I met my Spanish Culture and Civilization class at the National Archeological Museum. It’s definitely a LOT to take in all at once but the substitute teacher that came with
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Here’s the text of my first article for my new column in the Endicott Observer, my college’s newspaper:

Semana dos en España

MADRID, SPAIN This past week has been nuts! We started school (hence the obligatory first day of school photo), have been exploring the city, went to a salsa night, got VIP entry and free drinks at a local club, checked out the free class at a local pole fitness studio, and planned our first weekend
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First club experience in Madrid

MADRID, SPAIN Last night we went out to a popular club, Joy, and danced the night away. You don’t have to be drunk to enjoy a night in Madrid. Unlike at home, the nightlife is often about social drinking (instead of pounding drink after drink) and, as corny as it may sound, enjoying time with your
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September goodbyes

USA —> EUROPE This past week I’ve said goodbye to the most important people in my life. I got to head to Block Island to celebrate my mom’s birthday on my family’s annual summer Block trip right before we sent my baby sister off to Endicott. A couple days later, I was lucky enough to

Madrid bound

NYC —> MADRID
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España, here I come!

BEVERLY, MA I can’t wait until September when all this planning and daydreaming becomes a reality! That’s right, ya’ll: I’m headed to Madrid, Spain in the fall to study abroad. Already counting down the days…..
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