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Culture shock by definition is a feeling of confusion that results from suddenly experiencing a culture with customs that are not familiar to you. It’s a sensation that comes in many waves. It’s unapologetic. With that in mind, how does… Read more Halloween Party Ideas It’s finally beginning to feel like autumn in Madrid. The air is cooler and the leaves are falling off the trees. The first month or two of teaching is finishing, and you’re finally getting into the swing… Read more Becoming a leader in the Teach and Learn program was one of the wisest decisions I made during my time in the Master’s program. I chose to become a leader because I wanted to take a greater interest in my… Read more Just about an hour south of Madrid, you will find the city of Toledo, which is an excellent example of the expansive history of Spain. Throughout time, Spain has been home to many different people from various cultures including Christians,… Read more It was our Introduction to Literary Analysis class in the spring of 2017, and we had to take Federico García Lorca’s famous Bodas de sangre and adapt it to make our own play. We had full power over the concept,… Read more As we are coming out of several long weekends coupled with consistently warm weather, many of us are beginning to see summer on the horizon and are planning our getaways and June weekend trips. One thing I’ve noticed to my… Read more So your time abroad is nearing its end, and you’re trying your best to make the most of the last bit of time you have here before returning home and having to try to summarize the last several months to… Read more Día del libro is the best. Falling on April 23rd of each year, Día del libro represents a fascinating chorus of cultures and history. It also bridges leisure’s gap between spring break and Labor Day in Spain (May 1st). Though… Read more In junior high and high school, I played competitive soccer five days a week. Soccer came before school, before friends, and sometimes even before family. After two years of playing up with older girls, I got burnt out, hung… Read more The culture and structure of fútbol in Spain cannot readily be translated to anything we have in the United States. Though soccer is gaining popularity in the U.S., sport culture still primarily revolves around men’s football (think pigskin), baseball,… Read more

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