Category Archives: Study Abroad

I am living abroad for a semester in Madrid, attending the University of Carlos III and traveling around Spain and the surrounding parts of Europe and North Africa. I hope to be taking photos all along the way, both personal and professional. Follow me as I tell of my experiences, and photograph my way through the next five months of my life!

How to Pack for Teaching in South Korea

This has been written with Fulbright ETAs in mind, but besides things specific to the Fulbright Korea program, this list can apply to EPIK, TaLK, and even JET teachers. Coming to join the teaching-craziness in Korea?! 축하합니다 and welcome! This is a compiled list of of experiences and advice so you are at least physically prepared […]

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Highlights: Things to do in Madrid

Madrid is one of my favorite cities in Spain. After spending almost 14 months living here, I have done and seen so much. It gets oftentimes ignored by tourists for the more flamboyant city of Barcelona, but Madrid has a special place in my heart, and I encourage everyone to check it out if they […]

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Female Packing List for Study Abroad

One of the biggest issues about traveling is the preparation and the packing! The task of packing a suitcase to fit the next four to six months of your life is a daunting one, especially when there is a weight and size limit. We want to pack smart, but still look fashionable, and save room […]

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Spain: Things I Miss from Home

Spain so far has been amazing and wonderful with so many new things and experiences! As so many people have seen before me, this is an incredible adventure of a lifetime, with hopefully many more to come. That doesn’t mean you don’t get a little homesick or frustrated with cultural differences. I’m not a person […]

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Surving Classes Abroad in Spain

Traveling and touring Madrid aside, the other aspect of my life here is purely academic. As I’ve said before, I’m studying at the University of Carlos III, and I’m taking pretty much all of my classes in Spanish. Advanced Spanish? For anyone who has been with me from the beginning, you will have known my […]

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Madrid Day 8: El Rastro Market

It has been well over a week since I have arrived in Madrid, and today was our last day of our official orientation. It included exploring the enormous flea market of Madrid: El Rastro. Nothing puts me in a good mood like spending hours exploring the hundreds of different stalls and tents set up along […]

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Madrid Day 6: Tapas Underground

I skipped the last few days, because I didn’t want to bore you to death with these posts. It’s meant to be both informative and entertaining. I only hope I’m meeting both of these objectives… El Paseo del Arte: Art Walk Known as the “Art Walk” in English, it comprises three of some of the […]

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