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Cata de Vinos

Hi, it’s Shaan and Karen! Here’s a vlog of a wine tasting we had at Vinoteca Esencias del Gourmet, a popular vinoteca in Alcalá. ¡Salud! Song credits: Poppin’ – Angela Moyra Vlog 3: Cata de Vinos from Tufts-Skidmore Spain on Vimeo.


Mi Práctica con Alianza por la Solidaridad

This semester, I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to intern with Alianza por la Solidaridad, a Spanish NGO (non-government organization) that focuses on human rights work in the community, mainly in the fields of environmental issues, refugees, and women’s rights. As someone who wants to go into environmental law one day and ultimately work […]

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A Relaxing Weekend Abroad

Hello, hello sweet friends and family! I hope this post finds you happy and well. This weekend was the first in 7 weekends that I’ve spent in Madrid….It turns out that’s exactly what I needed. It was so good to come home to my bed each night in a city in which I feel at […]

Jeffery Dingler

Práctica en Periodismo: Jeff Dingler

Durante este semestre, Jeff está haciendo una práctica en la revista digital Guidepost Magazine, indagando y escribiendo sobre muchos temas interesantes. Su trabajo de investigación abarca desde temas de actualidad como el referéndum de Cataluña, hasta entrevistas con músicos, gastronomía o espectáculos, profundizando sobre muchos aspectos en su estancia en Madrid. En los siguientes enlaces […]


IFG Update: November 16th

Whatever you’re doing, you´re doing mindfully or mindlessly and the consequences of being in one state of mind over another is enormous. -Ellen Langer This week we’ve discussed the difference between mindfulness and mindlessness. The quote above is from Harvard social psychologist Ellen Langer whose groundbreaking work on mindlessness lead to some amazing insights into […]


Un día sin racismo

What does it mean to imagine your own future? We continue to wait for some politician or some social justice savior to make the changes we seek or we are entranced by political rhetoric and whipped up into emotional fervor that has nothing to do with our actual suffering. This is happening all around the […]

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Fluency: a Superpower

When I think about the relationships I’ve created and the experiences I’ve had, I realize how vastly different my life would be without the role of the Spanish language and Mexican culture. If you know me well, you’ve heard me talk about Cory, a Mexican woman who helped take care of me as I grew […]


Crea tus tapas en A Punto

Las tapas son un elemento fundamental en nuestra forma de entender la vida. Comer compartiendo y disfrutar de diferentes sabores es algo muy típico en nuestra cultura. Tortilla, huevos rotos, croquetas, bravas, chistorra…Son tapas que todos conocemos, pero, ¿imaginas crear la tuya propia? Después de haber visitado la cocina del prestigioso chef Albano y de […]