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Between the Front Door and the Welcome Mat

A typical building in Madrid called corrala. Blame the meditation session from which I just came, or blame the ruminative streak that pervades my dad’s whole family, or blame Erik Erikson’s famous theory of human psychological development that says that people my age are focused on forming intimate relationships. Blame my professors for not having […]

El Rastro

Un domingo en el Rastro

When a friend studying abroad in Copenhagen comes to visit Madrid, what is a better activity than bringing her to the Rastro on a sunny day? One of my favorite quirks of Madrid. Un domingo en el Rastro from Tufts-Skidmore Spain on Vimeo.

My Neighborhood 100 Montaditos

Tufts-Skidmore Spain: Powered by 100 Montaditos

My Neighborhood 100 Montaditos Although I’m not sure it is officially a “restaurant,” 100 Montaditos is definitely the most popular, or the most frequently visited restaurant among students. Walking through the program center or reading a group chat between students, you are likely to hear the phrase “let’s just go to cien.” In good times […]

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Netflix & Larios

¡Hey, hey, hey! ¿Echáis de menos poder disfrutar con los amigos de Netflix… and chill? Pues si queréis volver a pasarlo bien, venid el próximo viernes 23 de noviembre a las 15:00 a la sede del programa. Podréis relajaros un rato un rato mientras pasamos nos divertimos juntos y vemos algunos capítulos de Paquita Salas. […]

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Carta a mi hija Amanda

Cenando con Amanda y sus padres Querida Amanda:Siempre leo los artículos que el resto de familias y de estudiantes escriben los unos sobre los otros y me encantan…en ellos se muestra el acogimiento familiar que todas las familias tratamos de hacer con los estudiantes, pero también la integración y la felicidad que ellos muestran de […]

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Teatro en Madrid

Jamás he actuado en una obra de teatro, pero siempre me ha apasionado ver obras y musicales porque me producen muchísima emoción. Una de las cosas que aprecio de este programa es el reembolso de actividades culturales porque me ha permitido ver muchísimas obras de teatro y musicales en Madrid. Ha sido una de mis […]

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Mi Práctica: Alianza por la Solidaridad

Before I got to Spain, I spent an excessive amount of time exploring the Tufts-Skidmore Spain website, anticipating every little detail of the program that I would soon embark on. One of the aspects that both scared and intrigued me was the possibility of doing an internship abroad. The thought of interning in another language […]

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My Program Center Classes

Classroom at the Fuencarral program center 0on j  This semester, I am taking four classes—one at the Universidad Autonóma de Madrid and three at the Tufts-Skidmore Spain program center. One of my courses, Lengua española avanzada, or Advanced Spanish Language, is mandatory and I chose to take two literature courses, Literaturas transatlánticas (Translatlantic Literature) and […]

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Bowling in Madrid

Baseball. Apple pie. Cowboys, and bowling. Bowling? Bowling. I hadn’t realized that I had been craving some sense of connection to the rugged heartland of America, but yesterday, when I strolled into the bowling alley above the Chamartín train station, I breathed a sigh of sweet relief. The best part was that when I subsequently […]