Spain: The EAIE Conference

Every September, there is a conference hosted in Europe that is called EAIE. The purpose is for international educators to get together, meet with partners, and learn about the best practices in international education. As the advisor to our international exchange students, I was afforded the opportunity to travel alongside Blair McElroy to Spain! Neither…

Gibraltar!

Hey y’all! I know it’s been a while, but my last month was crazy! While my parents came to visit me in Málaga, my home base, we took a day trip to Gibraltar. Gibraltar is a territory of the UK but it is at the southernmost tip of Spain and it is very close to Morocco. It was…

Spain: A day in the Life

Hey y’all! I am currently studying abroad in Málaga, Spain on the Mediterranean coast. I’ve been here for just about a month now and I have to say I’m pretty well settled in! I am living with a host family and they honestly couldn’t be any better. They we are so welcoming and made my…

My first soccer Game …Granada

I have been in Granada a little over four months, as the time is getting closer and closer for me to go, I could not go before seen a game of soccer. I have always seen the games on TV with family but I never felt a great interest. I would watch a because someone…

Celebrating Holy Week in Granada

Holy Week for many people is different and is celebrated in a diverse from depending on where one lives. A usually celebrated by going to church, watching the same movies that air every year, and especially celebrating with family. In the USA is always a bummer because Spring Break is before the Holy Week so I…

My First Impression of Granada…

The First time I saw Granada on January 25th still seems like a dream even a month after. I know I have not written anything since my first post but for me, it has been difficult finding the right things to say. In many cases, I have sat down and pondered what to write, or…

Spain – Soaking It All In

Yes, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything. Yes, I’m still alive. And yes, I’m still enjoying my time abroad. In fact, I’m enjoying my time so much that I never have any time to simply sit down and write. But, that’s okay. I can give everyone the full report, down to every miniscule detail,…

Spain – Fútbol Fever

Ni Barça, ni Madrid, ATHLETIC! On paper this simple phrase doesn’t look too power. But, have 40,000 crazy soccer fans scream it around you, and the chant will be ingrained in your memory forever. Last Sunday, I found myself in the third row of San Mamés Stadium, watching Athletic Club Bilbao play FC Barcelona. This…

Spain: Basque-ing in a New Culture

Like most people, when I thought of Spain, my mind instantly jumped to images of flamenco dancers, matadors, tapas, siestas, and the Running of the Bulls. However, after living just one week here, I know that Spain has so much more to offer. For years I had been reading blogs, travel guides, and articles about…

Spain: Basque Rural Sports (Herri Kirolak)

Last weekend I got the chance to observe a few traditional Basque sports.  Like the Highland Games in Scotland, the competitions are designed to test the athletes’ physicality. Many of the sports originate from traditional tasks that fishermen or farmers would need to complete in order to make their living.  Here is a quick explanation of a few…

Spain: San Sebastian Film Festival

This past weekend, some of the other students and I made the hour long bus trip to San Sebastian (or “Donostia” if you prefer its Basque name) for the 62nd International Film Festival.  After everyone arrived around 9 AM, we decided to explore the city a bit before we caught a movie that afternoon. One…

UK: I should be studying

Dang. I’m so over-due on a blahg post. I honestly couldn’t even remember what my last one was about until I just checked. That one was long. Ain’t no body got time for that, so I’ll spare you this time. It’s exam week(s). Yes. Exams extend for three long miserable weeks here. I keep telling…