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Spanish Media

I tried to explain to my host family that they weren’t getting the full effect of The Big Bang Theory by watching it dubbed into Spanish. “The man,” I said, garbeling the Spanish a bit, “the tall one, with the little hair. He has a very funny voice. Very high.” The Spanish voice actor apparently […]

At Campo 1 before practice last week!

My Extracurricular in Spain

I’ve been playing field hockey since ninth grade, and I’ve had the privilege to play all over the U.S., as well as Canada, the Netherlands, and now Spain. I have joined a Spanish field hockey team–Club de Campo Villa de Madrid! I feel so lucky to be able to play the sport I love while […]

Parque del Retiro

Visits from My Other World

This weekend was the first time I had friends studying outside of Madrid come visit me! It was honestly crazy for me to think that I could be somebody’s tour guide, because I still feel like I just got here. However, after six weeks of exploring, it was super exciting to find that I actually […]



This past week I had the amazing opportunity of going to ARCO as a part of the Sketchbook class. ARCO was everything I had dreamed about and more. As an art enthusiast and a bit of an artist myself, this was such a wild opportunity. Mainly because: I completely had no clue ARCO happened in […]


My internship at ABCgo

Every Monday and Tuesday mornings, before I attend any lectures or take part in any class discussions, I get to go to preschool! I’m incredibly lucky to have an internship this semester at ABCgo nurseries, which is a bilingual education program for children from 0-3 years old. As an English native speaker, my job is […]


Day trips!

Before arriving in Madrid, I knew that I definitely wanted to travel. In my mind, that meant jetting off and having crazy European adventures in places like Barcelona, Italy, Copenhagen, etc. However, after settling in for a bit, I realized that I had totally overlooked an aspect of travel that has given me some of […]


Chaos and Order

There’s a concert on a Friday night in the Reina Sofía Museum, a space better known for its vast collection of Picassos and Dalís than its weekend music scene. I’m trying not to get stuck in routines here in Madrid, and it’s clear this museum isn’t either, so I decide to go. After some exploration […]



“Do you really think it would be that hard to cross the river?” Whit asked. “I mean, with arrows coming down on your head, yeah,” I said. “You’d be slaughtered,” Sobhon agreed. “But you could have guys up here, seeing down onto the walls.” “There’s no way to alert them. You couldn’t be like, oy! […]

Megan and Isabel getting ready to draw some trees in Retiro Park today!

Outside my Comfort Zone

It’s funny how outside of my home country and university, away from my family and most of my friends, I truly feel like I am getting to know myself. Certainly, the classes I am taking are contributing to that. Art Art definitely pushes me outside of my comfort zone. I’ve planned to take my art […]

Relojes blandos o la persistencia de la memoria (Salvador Dalí, 1931)

Spanish Timing

I haven’t figured out my Spanish timing yet. Last Wednesday I went to my first class at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, about an hour away, only to find out the students were still in exams. On Thursday, I went to my internship, also about an hour away, to find out that that was cancelled […]