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My First Solo Trip: What I Did In Granada, Spain

This semester abroad has fostered an intense amount of personal growth for me. I've become more relaxed, embrace change, and have managed to steer clear of the anxiety and sadness that often creep into my life this time of year. But the biggest source of growth over the past three months has been my independence.… Continue reading My First Solo Trip: What I Did In Granada, Spain

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3 Awesome Day Trips From Seville

Seville's vibrant culture and contagious spirit is not confined to the city limits. It extends outward to the surrounding cities of Andalusia, Spain's most populated autonomous region, with cities that draw travelers from around the world. While Seville is not the most convenient place to fly out of, it is conveniently located a mere 1… Continue reading 3 Awesome Day Trips From Seville

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Pros and Cons of Living With a Host Family: What It’s REALLY Like

It's a pretty weird concept when you think about it. You take a housing survey, travel to a foreign country, and move into a stranger's home. That's basically it. It's weirdly similar to getting a new roommate, except you don't get much say in the matter other than your responses on the housing survey. You're really… Continue reading Pros and Cons of Living With a Host Family: What It’s REALLY Like

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The Best Tapas Dishes To Try in Spain

I vividly remember the first time I ordered tapas in Seville... it was a disaster! The second I laid my eyes on the enormous menu, I felt the stress building. The unfamiliar names, weird portion sizes, and incredibly low prices were all throwing me off. My Spanish knowledge got me through the translation part, but I… Continue reading The Best Tapas Dishes To Try in Spain

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How to Spend the Day in Córdoba: What To See, Eat & Do!

At 8:45 AM this past Saturday morning – camera and tostada in hand – I hopped on a 2-hour bus ride through rolling hills and rural towns to the one and only Córdoba, Spain. I have been DYING to visit this small yet historically rich city, and found it to be the perfect day trip… Continue reading How to Spend the Day in Córdoba: What To See, Eat & Do!

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3 Days in Seville: The Perfect Itinerary for First Timers

Before moving to Seville, Spain for the semester, I pictured a small city with a few historic spots, tapas bars and flamenco shows. But I had no idea just how massive in size and rich in culture Seville truly is. Experiencing the unique Sevillano culture in just three days is a challenge, but often that’s all the […]

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Culture Shock: An American College Student Living in Spain

It's officially been two weeks since moving into my Sevillano home, but I swear it feels like I've lived here for months already! Being thrown into the Spanish lifestyle has forced me to abandon all my American habits and completely adjust to the culture – much more so than I anticipated. But here's the thing:… Continue reading Culture Shock: An American College Student Living in Spain