Daily Life in Spain Archives – The Franklin Students' Blog

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¡Buenos días! Generally I like to leave greetings to Hallmark, but I thought I’d take this opportunity to talk about them a little bit. One of the many things that really confused me when I arrived in Spain was greetings.… Read more Congrats! You’ve made it to Madrid and now you need to get set up in your new home! Here are three pieces of advice as you get settled in the Spanish capital: Get Your Transport Card You’ll want to… Read more No matter how long you’ve been abroad, a visit from you family or friends in Spain is an unforgettable experience that you will all remember for the rest of your lives. The mere fact that someone has dropped everything back… Read more During their stay at Instituto Franklin-UAH, several students were asked about their personal experience and perceptions. They were given the opportunity of getting to know the city of Alcalá de Henares, one of the most visited, beautiful and impressive cities… Read more So you’ve successfully obtained your public transportation card, mastered the public transportation system, and now you’re ready to explore. You don’t have to break the bank to see all of the incredible sights and experiences that Madrid has to offer.… Read more Semana Santa… No… not Santa’s week. Christmas has passed. (I know, I know… terrible joke). Semana Santa (Holy Week) is celebrated in Spain during the entire week before Easter Sunday. That’s right, folks, a whole week. This week is essential… Read more As Spain’s biggest city, there’s so much to do an see in Madrid. So how do you get around to see it all? Here are the three main ways of getting around Madrid and the surrounding cities, as well as a guide… Read more This year is flying by, and I’m sure we are all ready for a vacation. With the winter holidays creeping up around the corner it’s time to start thinking of what you want to do with the time off. I’m… Read more It’s that time of year again and whether it’s your first year living in Madrid or your tenth sometimes we just want a little taste of home. And if you’re not from the US (like me) or Canada (yes,… Read more If you’re anything like me, deciding to take the big plunge to a new life overseas wasn’t easy. You probably had all these fears about what it would be like, along with the excitement of exploring a different part of… Read more

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