Six Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Studying Abroad:

Hello all! I’ve officially been in Spain for 77 days and in those 77 days I’ve learned a thing or two. Here are six things I wish I knew before diving head first into Spanish culture 77 days ago. So, without further ado, I present to you: Six things I wish someone had told me

On Spain, Siestas, & Slowing Down

One of the first things an American living in Spain must adjust to is an entirely different concept of time. Meals are later (lunch around 2 or 3 o’clock and dinner at 9 or 10), and nearly all small businesses shut down from between about 1 and 5 pm for siesta. Meals in Spain can

It Feels Like Home

Since being in Sevilla, I have listened to the “Café con Leche” playlist on Spotify many times; it seems quite fitting considering the amount of café con leche I have drank here. It is on this playlist that I encountered a song called “Extranjera”, and when I first found the song it felt very relatable.

Growth: Slow, Messy, & Beautiful

I have often been someone who tries to actively seek out opportunities for growth in my life. I also try to be conscious of stagnant seasons in my life where growth doesn’t come without a push from myself, others or God to keep cultivating the soil in my life. Pursuing growth is a scary endeavor.

A Passion for Teaching English Abroad

As I am nearing my last year of college I have been asked recently a few times why I want to teach English abroad in different countries. I had been struggling to put it into words until today. I was sent this photo from my time in Sevilla, Spain where I was both a student

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

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