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

Flipping the Switch

      You would think that writing a blog post in my native language would be relatively simple, right? Or that with just over two months of my summer spent in Spain I would be ready for a day on the lake with my friends. Of course it’s still easy to let my thoughts

My Travels While Abroad

Traveling around and outside of Spain has been a dream. In my first few weeks, I have had the privilege of visiting the cities of Ronda and Santiponce in Spain along with weekend trips to Portugal and Morocco. In the second week of our program, we took a school trip to Ronda. This city was


Welcome to Ronda, a little piece of heaven.  Our whole group took a bus to get there (about 2 hours away). We did a lot of walking around to see the unique architecture and hidden beauties within the city. Sometimes this meant walking up steep streets or down a billion stairs. Either way, it was

¿vale? venga. ¡vamos!

Vale. Venga. Vamos. My roommate and I half-kidded throughout the semester that all you need to know in Spanish are these 3 words. But we were also kind of serious because you use and hear these 3 words all. the. time. But the real question is, what do they mean?   Vale – everything affirmative,

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