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Clases en Alcalá

Taking class in the Universidad de Alcala was really an experience. It had its ups and downs, and it took some (a lot) of getting used to, but ultimately I think I´d do it again.Ok so here’s a list of what I learned, the good, the bad, the ugly.  The back story is that this […]


Mis clases del programa

This semester I took three program classes: Spanish for Heritage Speakers, En Boca de Mujer, and Sketchbook in the City. I feel extremely lucky to have had the chance to have three amazing profesoras que no solo me han ayudado a desarrollar mi español pero sino también me han enseñado tanto sobre el arte, la […]


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 […]


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 […]



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 […]


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 […]