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How did time go by this quickly?!

            As I was returning to Madrid from Semana Santa, it dawned on me that I have less than a month before I return to back to California!  It was kind of a scary thought because I feel like I still have so many things to do and see.  This semester in Madrid has been […]


Semana Santa

            During Semana Santa, my friends and I decided to do some travel outside of Spain.  First, we went to Copenhagen, Denmark.  Upon landing, I realized that I was going to immediately find my gloves and scarf, as the weather was significantly colder than anything we had experienced in Madrid.  Our hostel was less than […]



At the beginning of April, some friends and I from the Tufts-Skidmore program used our travel stipend within Spain to go to Mallorca.  We had a large group, so we ultimately were unable to stay in Palma.  This actually wound up being a wonderful thing because we found the precious town called Port D’Andratx, which […]

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Best Places to Study

This week for the blog, I wanted to share some of my favorite places to study in Madrid and near the program center! La Bicicleta Café: Whenever I have a group project or a pressing deadline, I love to work at La Bicicleta.  As an avid avocado eater, I am a big fan of their […]

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Un finde genial en Barcelona

This past weekend, I traveled to Barcelona with some friends. It was spring break for Tufts, and many of my volleyball teammates traveled to Spain to spend the week with us. As the majority of my classmates studying abroad are located in Barcelona, this weekend was the perfect opportunity to explore a new city in […]


Interviewing Sarah Tessler

For this week’s blog, I decided to interview Sarah Tessler, one of the Tufts-Skidmore Spain full year students. Sarah is originally from Connecticut and is studying both Spanish and Education at Tufts. A self-described program center fan, we sat down together by the mural for the interview. She shared some of her favorite things about […]


Program Trip: Logroño & Bilbao

Video by Sergio Barreiro This weekend, I have traveled to Logroño and Bilbao with the Tufts-Skidmore Spain program. When I sat down in December to plan some travel within Spain, I did not have any cities in northern Spain. It was really cool to have the opportunity to travel to a part of Spain that […]


Un finde genial en Madrid

Nicole 2 Many of the program classes had some local excursions this weekend, so my friends and I opted to stay in Madrid. My weekend started with a visit to La Feria to see a modern art exhibit. I enjoyed walking around and seeing all of the art. My friend Kristen and I chose a […]


A weekend filled with family

This past weekend, my mom visited me in Madrid! It was her first time in Spain, and she loved la vida madrileña! She does not speak Spanish so I enjoyed communicating for her with restaurant servers and shopkeepers. I introduced her to some of my local food and drink favorites like jamón ibérico, tortillas, croquetas […]


My Sketchbook Class

Atocha Botanical Garden This semester, I am taking my first-ever studio art class through the Tufts-Skidmore Spain program. The class is appropriately titled, Sketchbook: Walking in the City because instead of meeting in a classroom, we meet at new places and museums in Madrid. My class meets on Thursdays, and I find it a great […]