Hi! My name is Brooke Brodeur and I’m a junior from Taylor University studying Spanish education, TESOL, and intercultural studies and missions. I’ve dreamt of coming to Spain since I was in elementary school, and I’ve looked forward to Semester in Spain since I changed my major freshman year. It’s such a blessing and a
Community Learning and Fellowship: How I Engaged in Another Culture Abroad
Sevilla: Ciudad Llena de Creatividad
As I reflect on my dearest memories in Sevilla, Spain so far – the ones that make my heart smile – I have come to realize the mark of a truly great city: human creativity. This one, more than any other I have visited, brims with creativity that ignites passion and hope in its visitors.
Hair Salons for Black Students in Sevilla
Elizabeth from SIS writing here today. If we’ve never had the chance to meet, I’m SIS’s Coordinator of Recruitment, Marketing & College Relations or, rather, the person you talk to if you have questions about what a Semester in Spain would look like for you! February is quickly coming to a close but we believe
El Estilo de Vida en Sevilla!
The semester has only just begun but I am already enchanted by the lifestyle that I’ve experienced so far in Sevilla, so I wanted to share some of my favorite parts as well as walk you through what a typical day has looked like for me in these first three weeks! I am not a
Sink or Swim?
Deluge is one of my favorite words in the English language. “A severe flood; a heavy fall of rain; a great quantity of something arriving at the same time; to inundate or swamp.” Never has this word been more applicable than since arriving in Spain. In fact, the very first word I used to describe
It’s the Little Things that Make a Big Difference
Before I left to study abroad, my study abroad program warned me about the big differences from America culture I was going to find here in Spain: things like food, afternoon siesta, climate, style of clothing, and family lifestyles. I appreciated their attempt to “acclimate” me to the new culture, but none of these differences