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

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

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