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I didn’t feel real when I arrived in the Lisbon airport because I hadn’t left Spain since the program began in January. The fact that the flight was only an hour (compared to a five-hour bus ride to Granada that I had taken two weeks before) also made me falsely believe that I hadn’t really […]


Latinx Experiences in Madrid

As a person who identifies as Latina, being in Madrid has come with a unique set of experiences. It’s been bitter/sweet. While speaking my native language most of the time has allowed me to learn and grow, speaking it all the time is exhausting when you have people looking over your shoulder. So here are […]



SEVILLA TIENE UN COLOOOOOOR from Tufts-Skidmore Spain on Vimeo. This past weekend, the entire program spent three days and two nights in Sevilla, in the south of Spain. We arrived to tranquil skies and checked into our hotel. When we looked out the window it was pouring. I ventured into the center of the city, […]


Let’s Do Lunch!

I’m someone who absolutely loves exploring a city through food, and from day one this semester I’ve been on the hunt for my new favorite spot. Lunch is the perfect meal to enjoy with a friend, with many friends, or on a self-date, so I’ve included here some of the best places I’ve found to […]


Una Reflexión sobre el Museo de América

“Mire, tiene que explicarle a esta gente Que cuando Cristóbal Colón llego a América Ya había gente papi” -Yandel, Calentura El Museo de América fue lo que esperaba. Todo lo que había ahí fue robado de la gente que ya estaba en las “Américas” cuando llegó Cristóbal Colón. Lo peor es que aunque tienen todas […]


University Class

If you read the notes from my class at the university in Madrid, you would be confused. I am as well. “Very old, the north” they say, and then lower down, “Two twins. Death is life, they fight (sun is/and moon) to create world from the void. Water is a metaphor.” A bit lower, “A […]

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Spanish Media

I tried to explain to my host family that they weren’t getting the full effect of The Big Bang Theory by watching it dubbed into Spanish. “The man,” I said, garbeling the Spanish a bit, “the tall one, with the little hair. He has a very funny voice. Very high.” The Spanish voice actor apparently […]

At Campo 1 before practice last week!

My Extracurricular in Spain

I’ve been playing field hockey since ninth grade, and I’ve had the privilege to play all over the U.S., as well as Canada, the Netherlands, and now Spain. I have joined a Spanish field hockey team–Club de Campo Villa de Madrid! I feel so lucky to be able to play the sport I love while […]

Parque del Retiro

Visits from My Other World

This weekend was the first time I had friends studying outside of Madrid come visit me! It was honestly crazy for me to think that I could be somebody’s tour guide, because I still feel like I just got here. However, after six weeks of exploring, it was super exciting to find that I actually […]



This past week I had the amazing opportunity of going to ARCO as a part of the Sketchbook class. ARCO was everything I had dreamed about and more. As an art enthusiast and a bit of an artist myself, this was such a wild opportunity. Mainly because: I completely had no clue ARCO happened in […]