Don’t Let the Extraordinary Become Ordinary

Extraordinary: exceptional in character, amount, extent, degree, etc.; noteworthy; remarkable This past weekend a few friends and I decided to pack a picnic lunch and head to some Roman ruins outside of Seville, called the city of Itálica. These ruins include mosaics and bathhouses, but also an entire amphitheater! The place we chose to stop and

Accion Solidaria

Another awesome thing that I’m excited about here is my Accion Solidaria (community service). I’m working with a program called Solidarios: Personas Sin Hogar (People without homes). I get to go out every week (Only once so far, because last Thursday it was raining :S) and we offer cookies and juice/hot chocolate to the people,

Wait… It’s Already Been a Month?

A recent blog entry from a beginner student on Semester in Spain who is studying Theology at Trinity Christian College. So classes started, and for the first few weeks we had a whopping two students in the class, including me. This actually has proved to be a valuable experience, and I can already tell I’m

These Are a Few of my Favorite Things

1. El Helado We all learned about helado in our freshman year Spanish courses.  Helado is ice cream, right? Wrong. Helado is so much more than that.  Helado is life. This isn’t your basic chocolate and vanilla. A few of my favorite flavors: Piñones (pine nuts), Chocolate Negro (the darkest chocolate you’ll find), Avellana (hazelnuts),

8 Cultural Adjustments I Wasn’t Expecting So Quickly

​Yesterday my host mom sat my roommate and I down and asked us if we realized we had been here for 2 weeks or not and then wanted to know what we thought about coming to Spain. A few pieces of our conversation and thoughts afterward…. 8 Cultural Adjustments I Wasn’t Expecting So Quickly. My

Tired Feet, Happy Heart

I know the title is a bit cheesy but it really captures the essence of my week.  (On a side note, please forgive my spelling because my spellcheck is stuck in Spanish- ¡uy!) Anyway, Sunday night my señora invited one of my roommates and I to go out for a “little walk”.  I should have

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