Tag Archives: host families

Manuela and Alex

My host family

During our first few days in Madrid, we learned about the difference between personal space in Spain and the Unites States. We witnessed our peer mentors kiss and touch in ways that most Americans would consider intimate. To acclimate, throughout orientation we tested our boundaries by approaching each other and having what we would call […]

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Farley, mi estudiante

ROBERTO MUÑOZ- Me ha costado un poco ponerme a escribir algunas palabras para el blog de Tufts-Skidmore Spain, pero era inexcusable hacerlo, después de todo lo que mi estudiante (Farley) ha dicho de mí en este foro, elogios que yo no sé si merezco. En todo caso, se lo agradezco un montón porque eso hace […]

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Worlds Collide

MARISA CAPONI- I had been counting down the days until my (real) Mom arrived yesterday to spend a long weekend here in Madrid. There was some talk over the summer about her visiting, but expensive plane tickets and her job teaching autistic children yielded some doubt as to if this would really be a possibility. […]

Joanna and Rubén

Estás en tu casa

CHRISTINE MAKUWA- Our first essay for En boca de mujer was due today, so I have spent the last few days/hours reflecting on the different spaces that women fight to occupy in society and history. More specifically, I’ve been thinking about Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own,” and the necessity for women to have […]

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Sorry, I Mean My Host Mom

CASSIDY OLSEN- On occasion, I’ll be speaking to my friends in Madrid or Skyping with my boyfriend back in the States and find myself referring to Manuela, my host mother in Madrid, as “my mom.” “Oh, my mom loves this show,” I’ll say. “My mom painted all the artwork in my house. My mom’s a […]

Carmen and Gabe

My First Spanish Birthday

GABRIEL CANO- I’ve been living in Madrid for a little over a month now with a lovely family of 5, which includes my Mamá Carmen, Papá Jaime, brothers Pablo and Santi (20 and 26 years old), and sister Icíar (23 years old). While there was certainly a transition period during the beginning of my Spanish […]

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Roberto

FARLEY FLORES- Ha pasado un mes desde que llegué a Madrid, España y sinceramente parece que solo han sido un par de días. Roberto, mi papá anfitrión es un factor principal por el cual mi adaptación a la cultura española ha sido fácil. Recuerdo que las únicas condiciones en mi cuestionario de alojamiento eran buena […]

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Sam en Jarandilla

Esperanza, familia anfitriona, ha llevado a su estudiante Sam a su pueblo, Jarandilla, ¡y a él le ha encantado! Te lo cuenta con un vídeo y unas entrañables fotos… Sam en Jarandilla from Tufts-Skidmore in Spain on Vimeo.

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Paella valenciana

Después del viaje a Valencia o de comerla con sus familias anfitrionas, muchos de nuestros estudiantes nos preguntan cuál es la receta de la auténtica paella valenciana. Hemos encontrado el blog de una mujer llamada Loli Domínguez, quien precisamente es de esa bella ciudad y que, a nuestro entender, tiene una receta fácil de seguir […]