tmirandaTessa Miranda

Tessa studies Early Childhood and Childhood Education with a Concentration in Spanish. She has wanted to speak Spanish fluently and visit Spain since she was very young and considers this opportunity to study abroad in Oviedo as a dream come true!

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Looking Back While Moving Forward

I’ve been home only for a little while and I don’t feel adjusted to life back in the USA. What happened in Spain seems surreal. However, my eyes have finally adjusted from the hazy symptoms I experienced in Spain. I’m not lying to you. The experience I had over there was really that fantastic that
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Cherished Dream

Going home. I miss my family, I can’t wait to hug and kiss them. I miss coconut water and aloe vera juice. I miss my usual name brand beauty products and reading English on labels in the grocery store (things get complicated in Spanish and I still get lost in translation sometimes). I miss my
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Travelling into Strange Territories

¡Hola! ¡Buenas! My first few weeks in Oviedo have given me the tourist perspective of things. As time has passed, I’ve understood this area more and more. Since then, I’ve been fortunate enough to travel solely with people from Spain and thus, I’ve had a very unique experience. The mannerisms of the Spanish around here
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Focusing the learning lens

Due to the enchantment that relishes every corner of the streets in Oviedo, Spain, any study abroad student may find it difficult at times to focus on why they’re really abroad: to study. Admittedly, there have been days in which I have lost sight of my goals here abroad. Before leaving the good ‘ol USA,
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Pinch me because I MUST be dreaming

  ¡Hola! ¿Qué tal? (Hello! How are you?) It feels like forever since I’ve last written to you all. This journey has been truly incredible! Before leaving to study abroad, the Center for International Programs advised all the study abroad students to be sure we enjoy our time abroad and not to spend too much
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Home Away From Home: Spanish Style

Well, hello again! Would you like the good news first or the bad news? Oh, you can’t answer that so I’ll tell you the bad first so as to end on a good note (but nothing in Spain is actually ever really bad). Well, I missed my initial flight at JFK from New York to
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Here and There

Hello Reader, Welcome to my blog. I am excited to share this experience with you. I am travelling to study abroad in Oviedo, Spain in about a week and I am extremely nervous. It is my first time abroad as a student. I went to the Middle East before as a soldier but never got
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