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Trip to Andalusia

This weekend was another incredible adventure in our new home, España. Through the Tufts-Skidmore in Madrid program, we have had the chance to explore other parts of this beautiful country besides Madrid. Earlier in the semester, we took a trip to Spain’s province of Segovia, which gave us a really interesting insight into the country’s […]


Humbling Experiences in Spain

Traveling is a truly humbling experience. Whether it’s a road trip to a neighboring state or an international adventure, the process of packing-leaving-wandering is exhaustive in the most satisfying way. My adventures in Spain have helped remind me of my most basic needs. Between the early morning flights, long train rides, and hours of walking […]



Although I’m known for the occasional FIFA upset, I would definitely not consider myself a very big sports guy. Social media and being friends with people who play sports have helped me always stay semi-knowledgeable on the topic, but, until recently, I probably couldn’t name you more than a few players on each of my […]


Spain, family, love…

It’s 2:34am and I should be asleep before my flight to Barcelona tomorrow morning but instead I spent the past hour talking to a friend back in Boston about their significant others. We talked about the current mentality that our generation has regarding courtship, chivalry, and respect— people seem to rush into relationships because they’re […]


Studying in Spain: A Few Observations

Despite the fact that study abroad is full of new experiences and adventures that can make it seem like a mini vacation, it’s important to remember the study experience of studying abroad. With classes starting to pick up and deadlines approaching in several of them, I’ve started to realize how similar and different classes are […]


Dynamic Equlibrium

It’s one of the first “real” things you learn in chemistry. A lot of reactions want to be at a equilibrium… but what exactly does that mean? If you have a container of salt water and water separated by a semi-permeable membrane the NaCl ions that have disassociated will want to cross them membrane to […]


Essential Apps While Studying Abroad

Every night in Madrid is something different. Last night, a few students from the program and I decided to have a relaxed night at a pub in our neighborhood instead of going into the center of town and having a more “active” Saturday night out. It was there that we met a group of Americans […]

This is the horse that Diego gave to me as a gift.

Glass Blowing, Gynecology, and Black Magic

I was raised to believe that if you work hard, get good grades, and go to university you were successful. Going to trade school and becoming a mechanic, plumber, or cosmetologist wasn’t valued because those skills… well I never got a good reason why they weren’t acceptable options. After this last weekend’s trip to the […]


First Impressions and a Restaurant Review!

I decided to study abroad in Spain because I didn’t think I was emotionally ready to go to Chile. Between the cultural difference and physical distance, Santiago seemed like a distant reality and I wasn’t sure if I had the right mindset to be successful so I decided to study in Madrid. I thought, “It’s […]


Madrid, The “Big City”

Almost a month into this experience, I feel like I’m slowly starting to get adjusted to the new lifestyle that Madrid has offered us this semester. Living in the heart of a city as active as Madrid is a drastic change of pace from the quiet, comfortable isolation that we often experience at Tufts. Whereas […]