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We’re halfway through the month of May and it’s really starting to hit me that I don’t have much time left in Spain. My last day of school is on June 17th, which is less than a month away. With such little time left, I’ve started to reflect a lot... Continue reading
So it's April. Meaning it's been a long time since my last post. It also means that less than three months are left until I go home. March in Valencia means Fallas. Fallas themselves are massive flammable sculptures that represent people or ideas and are often satirical in nature. Each... Continue reading
On Saturday I spent the day with another foreign exchange student from Germany who is also living in Valencia, and she informed me that that day marked day 142 of 283, meaning that we have officially completed half of our homestay. We ended up having a conversation about what it... Continue reading
It’s 2016, and the holidays are officially over. This Christmas was the first Christmas I’ve ever spent with anyone other than my American family. I can’t say that that wasn’t difficult to be away from them at times, but it was fun to experience how another culture celebrates Christmas. The... Continue reading
In a few weeks I will have been here for three months. I’ve been here for long enough that life has started to feel normal. This sense of normality has given me time to reflect on what I’m experiencing and how I’m changing and how my life here differs from... Continue reading
For me the most difficult part of doing anything is doing it for the first time. I am most out of my comfort zone when I am trying something new – I worry that I am doing it wrong or that I am going to mess up. Spain has been... Continue reading
This week marks the end of my first month abroad and I would be lying if I said that this experience hasn’t been challenging at times. As a student abroad it’s easy to feel isolated, especially in the first few months when you aren’t entirely comfortable with the language or... Continue reading
It's kind of weird to think that I've been here for a week. Sometimes time seems to move so slowly and others I can't believe how much has passed. After preparing for these very moments for months I still haven't completely absorbed the fact that I'm actually here. What Has... Continue reading
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Sep 28, 2015