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The Golden Land of Granada

EMILY FRITZSON- If you ever get the chance to go to Granada, I highly recommend that you take advantage of it. I traveled there this past weekend with four others Tufts-Skidmore Spain students. Despite being just a five-hour bus ride from Madrid, Granada is different in many ways. Located in the south of Spain, in […]


The Home Stretch

EMILY FRITZSON- If you can remember, I wrote a blog post a while back about the not-so-wonderful side of traveling. I had been out of Madrid every weekend for 7 weekends in a row; I was exhausted. So now it’s going to sound like I’m contradicting myself when I say that I think it’s actually […]


Living like a Local

EMILY FRITZSON- I love this study abroad program for many reasons, but hands down, without a doubt, no competition, my host family takes the top spot. I’ll be the first to admit that I was a little reluctant about the idea of living with a host family way back when I was just beginning to […]


Dispelling the Study Abroad Myth

EMILY FRITZSON- I have been in Spain for 5 weeks now, and it has undoubtedly been the most emotionally challenging 5 weeks of my life. I knew that spending a semester abroad would be tough at the beginning. But I naively assumed that once I got over the jetlag and had moved in with my […]


Initial Impressions, Observations & Perceptions

EMILY FRITZSON- When I chose to study abroad in Spain, a Western European nation, I assumed that I was going to be spending four months in a country essentially like my own. As a result, I thought I wouldn’t experience too much culture shock. Yet, like most aspects of this entire abroad experience, I was […]