Tiffany will be studying Business and Spanish at Universidad Carlos III in Madrid, Spain. She hopes to improve her Spanish skills during her time abroad, meet new friends, try a lot of new and exotic foods, travel, and experience different cultures while taking many photos along the way.
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making lifelong international friends abroad
I did not except to meet the girls I met abroad during my fall 2015 study abroad experience at Universidad Carlos III in Madrid. The girls I met will forever be my best friends. Yes distance separates us, but we overcome it. We plan to reunite one day, hoping from country to country, catching up
Sometimes you forget how much you love your home until you’ve actually been away
This post is a few weeks too late, but I feel that it is the perfect time to write it. I spent the holidays with family and friends retelling my adventures throughout Spain–and the mini (also terrifying) trip to France. I chose the worst time to visit Paris, not knowing what terror events would unfold.
coming to terms with heading home
I’ll be back in the states one week from today. Part of me is super excited to return home to see my family and to just be home, especially for the holidays; however I know that I will miss the freedom I have here, the culture, and most importantly the many friends I have made
it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Madrid
Usually in December,whether at New Paltz or at home, I am reminded that Christmas is suddenly approaching. Houses are lit up on every block,radio station’s are spreading holiday cheer, and every food store I walk into sells red and green m&m’s, panettone, and christmas cookies. This is what I think of christmas: bright and colorful
Making the most of my time here (with the short time I have left)
I have no clue where the time has gone, my time abroad has flown by…I only have 3 weeks left until I return to the states. By this time I feel like I have adjusted. Tonight I ate dinner at 9:00pm and was completely okay with it. I did not find it unusual. I also
The Life of an Exchange Student: Balancing Work and Leisure plus Other Cool Things
What will I do today? What do I have to do today? Studying abroad is definitely exciting; however, at the same time you need to balance your time between school work, friends and travel. So far, it has been interesting. I have met a lot of exchange students from the states who are not as
Sometimes I forget how beautiful my new home is. I always want to travel elsewhere, such as around Spain or throughout Europe. However, I want to go back and know that I explored my city as well. Madrid is the capital of Spain. Many tourist come here on vacation. There are so many shops and
Time flies: it’s already been a month
Today marks one month since I have arrived in Spain. So many adjustments. I have finally adjusted my meal times and have semi-gotten used to the food here. Usually at home I eat breakfast early. The residence hall at my school offers breakfast from 7:30-10:30, pretty usual. For breakfast they serve, toast with jam and
One week in and loving it
So far I have been in Spain for one and a half weeks and all I can say is that I am so happy I chose this place as my study abroad destination. At first I was concerned about the language barrier; however, it hasn’t stopped me. I have been taking a 40 hour Spanish
Voy a Madrid
As I write this I am sitting in my room surrounded by clutter. My clothes are in piles on the floor and my suitcase is open and half filled with clothes. I leave for Spain in three days! The anticipation is killing me, but at the same time I am extremely nervous. I hate flying.