The Final Week of the First Term

These last couple days have been filled with preparing for final exams and finishing projects for my classes, and it has honestly been really nice to slow down and take a breath. It’s sad to see friends I made just recently leave so soon, but also exciting to meet the new group of students who

Week Two

Today is Sunday, May twenty-seven, and I just emerged from my second week in Spain. Wow! It went by really quickly, but at the same time, it crawled by at a glacial pace. Time is funny that way, isn’t it? It never does what you want it to or expect it to. Anyway, it’s incredible

Week One: Two Indispensable Spanish Phrases

  When I started planning for Sevilla, the thing I worried about most was getting there. Flying internationally, having a layover in a Spanish airport, keeping track of my checked bag, locating the apartment of my host family– this is what preoccupied me. Honestly, I didn’t think much about what life would be like after

Semana Santa Afuera de Sevilla

If you don’t like crowds, then Seville during Semana Santa is not the place for you. People come from all over to witness the extravaganza of the hundreds of people that walk through the streets in honor of what happened hundreds of years ago.  Despite the craziness of the crowds, lights, and giant wooden floats,

Wonder Anew

At the beginning of the semester I was sitting on the rooftop of TCC school here in Seville, Spain wondering what God had in store for me. The morning air was crisp with the slightest chill, but I couldn’t complain since it was below 0 back in Iowa. I hadn’t yet decided what word I

Spain and Cultural Diversity

So far during my time here in Spain, I have learned a lot about the value of cultural diversity. The instant change of attitude about schedules, socializing, and style were a bit of a rollercoaster ride at first. Yet, after opening my mind more I began to learn the “why’s” behind the culture I am immersed

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