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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 […]


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 […]

Netflix in Spain

One of the things I first noticed when I arrived in Spain eight months ago was that my Netflix selection grew bigger. I was excited to explore some Spanish shows and movies, especially because one of my goals was to immerse myself in the culture and try to understand its idioms, inside jokes, stereotypes, etc. […]


How did time go by this quickly?!

            As I was returning to Madrid from Semana Santa, it dawned on me that I have less than a month before I return to back to California!  It was kind of a scary thought because I feel like I still have so many things to do and see.  This semester in Madrid has been […]



At the beginning of April, some friends and I from the Tufts-Skidmore program used our travel stipend within Spain to go to Mallorca.  We had a large group, so we ultimately were unable to stay in Palma.  This actually wound up being a wonderful thing because we found the precious town called Port D’Andratx, which […]


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 […]