Experiencing and Analyzing Cultural Differences

A post from Sept. 2 on my personal blog... Today was my first day of Spanish Intensive Classes, and I loved them! My professors, Africa and Fermin, are both wonderful and hilarious. Fermin explained today the phenomenon that is that Andalucians "eat " their words. It is so true- this form of Spanish is beautiful … Continue reading Experiencing and Analyzing Cultural Differences

Bienvenidos a Granada!

Today marks the two-week mark that I have been in this wonderful city of Granada, Spain. To open, it is absolutely breathtaking. Granada is located in the south of Spain in the province of Andalusia. Nearly every building is a testament to the richness of culture and history that has taken place here. The architecture … Continue reading Bienvenidos a Granada!

There’s No Place Like Home

[Disclaimer on title worth booing: Kansans are allowed only a certain number of Wizard of Oz jokes in a lifetime and I've probably already almost exhausted my allowance at age 20.] I'm sitting on the couch in the basement of the house I grew up in watching Law & Order with one puppy asleep on … Continue reading There’s No Place Like Home

Studying Abroad According to Jim Carrey

I never thought I would say that I've taken life lessons from Jim Carrey, but here I am on my last day in Costa Rica, and that's really all that's coming to mind. I never really got homesick, I'm not sad to leave yet, but I'm just really dreading packing so I've been procrastinating by … Continue reading Studying Abroad According to Jim Carrey

Travel Review: Montezuma, Costa Rica

One of my favorite parts about studying abroad with Sol has been the freedom to travel on my own on weekends. Having a few planned excursions was great, and I probably wouldn't have been brave enough to go anywhere on my own the first few weeks, but I've learned and experienced moreĀ in the weekends that … Continue reading Travel Review: Montezuma, Costa Rica