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Rediscovering Spanish with Chavela

Last semester, I took several program classes and really enjoyed them. This semester I am only taking one program class – Spanish for Heritage Speakers taught by our wonderful Chavela.    Even though I grew up in Honduras and Spanish is my native language, I have always felt more comfortable in English. Perhaps because I […]


Interning at CEAR

Our program provides us with the opportunity to intern while in Madrid. Last semester, I worked with our program Professor Josep Lobera, as one of his research assistants. This semester, I wanted to try something different so I decided to serve as a Legal Aid Assistant at the Spanish Commission for Refugee Assistance (CEAR). There […]

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Dancing Discomfort Away

One common piece of advice about studying abroad is to “step out of your comfort zone.” For some, going abroad is a huge step, but I have felt at home since I arrived in Madrid. Perhaps it’s that I’m a native Spanish speaker and haven’t had trouble expressing myself, or that my Latin American culture […]

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Parques de Madrid

By now, we all know and love visiting el Retiro. But did you know Madrid has many other wonderful parks to visit? Now that it’s warmer, I have been looking for more green spaces to soak up some sunshine while I get some work done and while I do love Retiro, I’m starting to fall […]

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More on the Last Program Trip

Last weekend, the program organized a trip for us to visit Logroño and Bilbao. I was particularly excited because one of my goals is to visit each of the four different regions in Spain. I loved getting to know Andalucía and Catalunya, so I certainly looked forward to getting a taste of what La Rioja […]

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Cooking in Madrid

Something that I miss a lot from home is having the ability to cook every day. For me, cooking is an activity where I can immerse myself in the recipe I am doing, and not have to think about anything else going on in my life. It’s a nice break from my normal routine and […]

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Where To Study

If you’re anything like me, you may find that always studying in the same place can become distracting. Even while at Tufts, I have to switch my study spaces through the semester in order to get some variety and be able to remain productive. One of the many amazing things about Madrid is that it […]

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¡Qué linda es Sevilla!

After our program trip to Granada, I fell in love with Andalucía and felt compelled to explore the region further, so I chose to take a trip to Sevilla and the city did not disappoint! Here are a few of my favorite experiences (in no particular order). 1. Museo del Baile FlamencoWhen I found out […]

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5 Museums To Visit in Madrid

As a huge fan of art, I love spending time in museums. So, it’s no coincidence that I have discovered some hidden gems in my quest to see all of Madrid’s museums before my year abroad is over. I’m also lucky that I live with a family of artists who always know the latest exhibition […]

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Explorando Barcelona

Yanelle at Camp Nou stadium Este semestre he podido conocer un poco más de España ya que he visitado Toledo, Valencia, Segovia, Granada, Sevilla y por último Barcelona. Cada lugar me ha encantado pero desde hace mucho tiempo he querido visitar Barcelona por lo cual debo dedicarle un post a esta maravillosa ciudad. Una de […]