Greetings! My name is Averee Gumm and this week I have been pondering the many things I have learned on this journey, and I want to provide a bit of reflection on my time in Spain, as well as a small list of practical tips I hope will be helpful for anyone planning to embark
Before studying abroad, the first things that came to mind when I thought about Spain were cobblestone streets, architecture, bullfighting, and churros. I have thoroughly enjoyed many afternoons spent wandering through the streets of Seville repeatedly getting lost and un-lost, or sitting by the river eating churros while watching the sunset. Although my adventures in
One day at the beginning of the semester I was at Encuentro (a small program after school on Wednesdays where the students of my program get together to worship) when I noticed two people at the back of the room I didn’t recognize. I like meeting new people and making people feel welcomed, so I
A blog post about fall break by Grace Dummitt! It’s really hard to believe that we are more than halfway through the semester. As I get older, time seems to fly faster and faster. It seems like yesterday that I was applying for TCC Sevilla and figuring out my visa and packing up all of my
A common phrase I hear when talking with people from TCCSevilla is how “I am uncomfortable, I was uncomfortable, this is going to be uncomfortable, etc.” even I have said it may be a couple hundred times since coming to Spain in August. The word uncomfortable can mean so many different things, it can be used as an excuse to not try something or something not to do ever again. Over the last few weeks, I have experienced uncomfortable situations, words, people, food, and afterward, I so badly want to fall back into my box of comfort, but if I did when and where would I grow? How could I meet new people like the abuelas at my church? Or realize my love for travel? Or know that I absolutely do not like gazpacho?
Check out our Fall 2019 Newsletter that highlights two of our students who have completed internships, two new team members, and one professor who attended CAWL!