Tag Archives: IFG


Mame Mbaye

This past Thursday, a young Senegalese man died of a heart attack while running away from police. When we think of a young black man running away from police, we “know” that something illegal, possibly criminal happened. He is considered illegal before he’s considered anything else. While the police have the right to ask anyone […]


IFG: Visita a Lavapiés

Lavapiés / La Tabacalera Madrid multicultural Lavapies Se abre a partir de las 18:00 todos los dias Martes, 20 Marzo 20:00 (tour y cena con mentores) Lavapiés es ahora el barrio más de moda de Madrid. Como uno de los más antiguos, ha transitado por muchas identidades diferentes, antes de su renacimiento actual como centro […]



Recommendations for places to eat, drink and study, as well as things to do and see around the city! ifg@tufts-skidmore.es FEEDBACK FORM  P.S. Looking for more ideas? Download Foursquare – it’s a great place to start your own search for things to do in Madrid! IFG RESOURCES: IFG TIPS + TOOLS SELF CARE ABROAD IFG UPDATE […]



Here you will find all of the tips, tools and resources from every IFG UPDATE in one place! ifg@tufts-skidmore.es FEEDBACK FORM  IFG RESOURCES: IFG SOCIAL SUGGESTIONS SELF CARE ABROAD IFG UPDATE ARCHIVE Getting Around Citymapper Public transit (metro, bus, and cercanías) and walking directions. My Taxi and Cabify Hail a driver to your current location and pre-set your […]


Self-Care Abroad

Here are our suggestions for developing your own self-care practice abroad. If you have any suggestions for additions to this list, please let us know! Remember, there’s no universal “best” or “right” answer when it comes to finding effective self-care methods—figure out what works best for you. ifg@tufts-skidmore.es FEEDBACK FORM  IFG RESOURCES: IFG TIPS + TOOLS IFG SOCIAL […]


IFG Update: November 28th

Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. ― C.G. Jung For real change to occur we must have courage to look within. These past few months have given each of you a tremendous opportunity to do just that, to use […]


IFG Update: November 23rd

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson In this week’s IFG sessions we took the opportunity to focus on gratitude. We discussed […]


IFG Update: November 16th

Whatever you’re doing, you´re doing mindfully or mindlessly and the consequences of being in one state of mind over another is enormous. -Ellen Langer This week we’ve discussed the difference between mindfulness and mindlessness. The quote above is from Harvard social psychologist Ellen Langer whose groundbreaking work on mindlessness lead to some amazing insights into […]


Un día sin racismo

What does it mean to imagine your own future? We continue to wait for some politician or some social justice savior to make the changes we seek or we are entranced by political rhetoric and whipped up into emotional fervor that has nothing to do with our actual suffering. This is happening all around the […]


IFG Update: November 9th

Love is not just the intention to love, but the capacity to reduce suffering, and offer peace and happiness. The practice of love increases our forbearance, our capacity to be patient and embrace difficulties and pain. Forbearance does mean that we try to suppress pain. ― Thich Nhat Hanh In light of the recent tragic […]