Staying mentally and physically healthy while abroad

I’m about halfway through my study abroad experience and already I have learned a lot from my time in Spain, especially when it comes to my lifestyle and health. Before leaving for Spain I think I had a well… Read More

The Festival of Fire

Calling all pyromaniacs in the world! Yes, you read that right: There’s a full week in Spain dedicated to FIRE! Before you watch the video of my short 12-hour day in Valencia to see the festivities, let me give… Read More

Spain is too chill for me

Oh Spain, such a beautiful country that I am still not used to. It’s been over a month since I arrived and even though I am accustomed to being here and honestly didn’t really get home sick, there… Read More

Eight Pre-Departure Study Abroad Tips

Applying to scholarships might seem like a daunting task that takes a lot of time, but it is worth it in the end.

First Impressions of Madrid

No Pinterest article or advice from a friend can actually prepare you for moving across the world by yourself. It is both thrilling and terrifying knowing that you are about to begin a journey that will most definitely… Read More

Enjoying the Simplicity of Spanish Life

For my study abroad class, our professor created our schedule in such a way we have all of our Fridays off – one of the numerous reasons why I adore this professor. He’s from the Imperial Valley Campus… Read More

Spain’s Allure Knows No Bounds

I’m five days into my study abroad trip in Spain, going on about 10 hours of sleep in total. Usually, I’m a firm believer in the eight hours of adequate sleep, but I’m realizing that Spain’s intent to… Read More

Coping with Pre-Trip Anxiety

“The best experience of college!” “You’ll wish it were longer!” “You’re going to have the time of your life!” “I’m jealous!” Every time I’ve mentioned my study abroad trip to someone in recent months, their response is some… Read More

Paella by the Ocean

An incredible mix of beautiful modern architecture along with a storied past makes the sunny coastal city of Valencia a great escape from the chilly Spanish winter. After having spent a few months exploring and getting used to Spain’s capital city,… Read More

Siestas and City Life

I embarked on my journey to Madrid in mid-January and, although leaving my friends and family was a little bittersweet, that feeling was soon overtaken by the excitement of what the next few days had to offer. Right… Read More