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48 hours in Portugal

This weekend, I took a trip to Lisbon, Portugal with my sister, Yabi.  As I had mentioned in a previous blog, she had come to visit me for a week.  Thus, from Wednesday afternoon to Friday afternoon, we were out of Madrid.  Initially, she desperately wanted to visit Sevilla, but we also thought it would have been interesting to travel […]


AfroJam Madrid

This weekend, my sister,Yabielis, came to visit me in Madrid!  As a Skidmore alumna, she had done the Tufts-Skidmore in Spain program seven years ago.  Ironically, I stay with the same host mom that my sister once stayed with, and our host mom is one of the sweetest people ever.  For this week-long trip, my […]

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Nights Out

The past week I went out twice and set a new record for myself!  I do not go out as much as other people in Madrid might just because of how much I value my comfort at home, and I do not normally feel the urge to go out.  However, last week I went twice, and I […]


Hillsong Madrid

As you may be able to tell from my previous blogs, I am very adamant on trying to care for my mental health, especially while in a foreign country. Well, this Sunday, I decided to take myself to church.  I have been part of a Facebook group called “Melanin Madrid” since perhaps my second week here because […]


María Moliner y Rubén H. Bermúdez

In the Tufts-Skidmore sede, every classroom, or “aula,” is named after an important woman in history.  Thus, the Tufts-Skidmore library is named after María Moliner.  María Moliner was a Spanish librarian and lexicographer.  She is known for having published the “Diccionario de uso del español.”  She also presented the Second International Congress of Libraries and […]


¡Cuida tu cabeza! 

En mi carrera universitaria, mi obstáculo más grande siempre ha sido la salud mental.  Como todo el mundo, he pasado por traumas en la vida que me han afectado.  En la universidad, es difícil de balancear todos los cursos que uno toma, y es hasta más difícil elegir si priorizar la salud mental sobre las clases y tareas que uno […]

Nicole—or Nico for short—is an Afro-Latina from the Bronx, NY who dabbles in poetry, prose, photography, and vocalism. She has published two books to date, both written in English and Spanish. She is currently attending Skidmore College with hopes to obtain two bachelor’s degrees for Spanish and Linguistics. Her ultimate goal is to someday open a school for deaf children in the Dominican Republic. She uses her writing to discuss taboo topics, like what it means to be a woman of color today’s world and how that shapes her perception.

My Three Program Classes

I think it is only right that I begin my Tufts-Skidmore Spain blogging with a glimpse of my classes here.  Like most students, I am currently taking four classes during my first semester, each individually worth four credits.  Aside from that, I am waiting to hear back from a potential internship that I would like to do […]


Le Modele Noir

During the puente, I visited family in Paris and maximized my time in order to stay there for a week. It is needless to say that Paris is stunning and there are so many wonderful sights and fun experiences to be had, especially when you have a full week to enjoy them. One of the […]