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My Sketchbook Class

Atocha Botanical Garden This semester, I am taking my first-ever studio art class through the Tufts-Skidmore Spain program. The class is appropriately titled, Sketchbook: Walking in the City because instead of meeting in a classroom, we meet at new places and museums in Madrid. My class meets on Thursdays, and I find it a great […]

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¡Qué linda es Sevilla!

After our program trip to Granada, I fell in love with Andalucía and felt compelled to explore the region further, so I chose to take a trip to Sevilla and the city did not disappoint! Here are a few of my favorite experiences (in no particular order). 1. Museo del Baile FlamencoWhen I found out […]


Three Days in Córdoba

Buenas! Last weekend I spent my time in Cordoba, a city in Southern Spain. Myself and 5 other friends took the AVE (Spain’s high speed rail system) for about 2 hours, arriving in the Andalucian city on Friday afternoon. Over the next 48 hours we discovered the ‘city of three cultures’, which is filled with […]


Segovia’s 3 Must-Sees

While there is certainly a lot of Spain and Europe to explore, a few friends and I opted to stay in Madrid this past weekend and visit nearby Segovia. Segovia, named a UNESCO heritage site in 1985, is a small, quaint town that is a 30-minute train trip from Madrid. In spirit with the title, […]

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5 Museums To Visit in Madrid

As a huge fan of art, I love spending time in museums. So, it’s no coincidence that I have discovered some hidden gems in my quest to see all of Madrid’s museums before my year abroad is over. I’m also lucky that I live with a family of artists who always know the latest exhibition […]

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Explorando Barcelona

Yanelle at Camp Nou stadium Este semestre he podido conocer un poco más de España ya que he visitado Toledo, Valencia, Segovia, Granada, Sevilla y por último Barcelona. Cada lugar me ha encantado pero desde hace mucho tiempo he querido visitar Barcelona por lo cual debo dedicarle un post a esta maravillosa ciudad. Una de […]

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My Fall Semester in Spain

Madi When my plane landed in Madrid on September 4th, I knew one other person in the program, was obsessed with speaking perfect Spanish, and wanted to travel to as many countries as possible. At the end of my time here, I can say that I made a lot of lovely friends from Tufts, Skidmore, […]


35 Things I’ll Miss About Madrid

35 things I’ll miss about Madrid, in no particular order: 1. Opening the shades of my room every morning to see tones of orange and pink across neighboring rooftops 2. My daily 2 pieces of toast with blackberry jam and cup of coffee 3. My host brothers playing fortnight truly todo el rato 4. Making […]


My Last Post is About Program Classes

500 words. 500 words are all that separate me from the end of my tenure as a student blogger. 500 words, as it so happens, is 150 words longer than the longest paper that any student on the Tufts-Skidmore Spain program ever needs to write in the mandatory grammar class. Students write eight mini commentaries […]

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Uno de mis mejores semestres

A solo días de que acabe el semestre me parece cada vez más sorprendente estar tan cerca de mi graduación. La mayoría de los estudiantes en el programa son “juniors” (en su tercer año de universidad), pero yo soy una de los pocos estudiantes que somos “seniors” (en nuestro ultimo año de universidad). Esto significa […]