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Relojes blandos o la persistencia de la memoria (Salvador Dalí, 1931)

Spanish Timing

I haven’t figured out my Spanish timing yet. Last Wednesday I went to my first class at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, about an hour away, only to find out the students were still in exams. On Thursday, I went to my internship, also about an hour away, to find out that that was cancelled […]

A group of friends and I went to take a touristy photo in Puerta del Sol and Mario hopped in to join us!

This is Not a Vacation

“This is a vacation semester!” I declared to my friends on the first night of the program. I was wrong, this is not a vacation—so far, this has been better than a vacation. On a vacation, you only have 8 hours or three days or a week to get to know a city. It’s surface […]

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Getting Lost in Madrid 101

My experience thus far in Madrid (a total of 3 weeks) has been highlighted by one key thing: getting absolutely lost all the time. If you’re like me and have no sense of direction, getting lost is a part of my daily life. But add to this: confusing street names, one way/dead end streets, and […]

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Not an “Adiós,” just an “Hasta Luego”

Well friends, we’ve made it. Ten weeks later, and you’ve reached the final edition of my blog for Tufts-Skidmore Spain. It’s absolutely loco just how fast this semester has flown by, and I can hardly believe I’m leaving Madrid in just 8 days (cue heavy sobbing). All across the program, students are finishing their drawings […]

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Hasta Luego: “Until Next Time”

Warning: this post’s gonna be a sentimental one. As I approach my last 7 days in Spain, I have so many different, conflicting emotions swirling around inside of me. Up until about a week ago, I had no interest in leaving. If it would have been up to me, my family and friends and softball […]

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Coffee Hunters

Those who know me, especially my friends at Tufts, know that I am a notorious café hunter. One of my favorite things to do early on a weekend morning is pack a backpack full of homework and seek out a cozy spot with good coffee and camp out for hours. While many coming to Madrid […]

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English Conversation Class

This semester I’ve had the opportunity to teach an English Conversation Class at the Autonomous University of Madrid with my friend Alex Brodeur! The class is essentially a recitation, meaning it’s a relaxed, informal class setting where the students of a particular language meet with a TA or someone similar to just chat and get […]

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La familia más guay del mundo

This week, in the Thanksgiving spirit, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’m grateful for, especially in my time in España. I’m so lucky to have the opportunity to spend a semester in this wonderful city, and even though Thanksgiving isn’t a Spanish holiday, the fact that we have less than a month less […]

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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 […]