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My UAM Class

The program classes at Tufts Skidmore Spain are great. They have offered a great chance to learn about specific parts of Spain and its culture and get to know my fellow program students better. However, when I came to Spain I wanted to take the opportunity to immerse myself academically, more so than just living […]

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Dancing Discomfort Away

One common piece of advice about studying abroad is to “step out of your comfort zone.” For some, going abroad is a huge step, but I have felt at home since I arrived in Madrid. Perhaps it’s that I’m a native Spanish speaker and haven’t had trouble expressing myself, or that my Latin American culture […]


Day Trip to Aranjuez

Jardines de Aranjuez Madrid is a great city for many reasons – the culture, the nightlife, the food and much more. But it also benefits from being the direct center of Spain (as the 0km point in Puerta del Sol points out). In addition to the many weekend trips you can take, there are also […]


Interviewing Sarah Tessler

For this week’s blog, I decided to interview Sarah Tessler, one of the Tufts-Skidmore Spain full year students. Sarah is originally from Connecticut and is studying both Spanish and Education at Tufts. A self-described program center fan, we sat down together by the mural for the interview. She shared some of her favorite things about […]

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Parques de Madrid

By now, we all know and love visiting el Retiro. But did you know Madrid has many other wonderful parks to visit? Now that it’s warmer, I have been looking for more green spaces to soak up some sunshine while I get some work done and while I do love Retiro, I’m starting to fall […]

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More on the Last Program Trip

Last weekend, the program organized a trip for us to visit Logroño and Bilbao. I was particularly excited because one of my goals is to visit each of the four different regions in Spain. I loved getting to know Andalucía and Catalunya, so I certainly looked forward to getting a taste of what La Rioja […]


Program Trip: Logroño & Bilbao

Video by Sergio Barreiro This weekend, I have traveled to Logroño and Bilbao with the Tufts-Skidmore Spain program. When I sat down in December to plan some travel within Spain, I did not have any cities in northern Spain. It was really cool to have the opportunity to travel to a part of Spain that […]

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Cooking in Madrid

Something that I miss a lot from home is having the ability to cook every day. For me, cooking is an activity where I can immerse myself in the recipe I am doing, and not have to think about anything else going on in my life. It’s a nice break from my normal routine and […]