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My Last Full Day in Madrid 0

My Last Full Day in Madrid

Hey Everyone! The time has come. I am leaving Madrid and going back to the US tomorrow. This is crazy to think about. Just four and a half months ago I was leaving my...

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Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung means a palace greatly blessed by Heaven. It was built in 1395 and is surrounded by Bugaksan Mountain and Namsan Moutain. The palace is largest of the five remaining palaces in South Korea...

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Hidden Bars in Melbourne

Throughout my time here in Melbourne I had constantly heard about special establishments known as “hidden bars”. This was an entirely new concept for me as I have not been to many cities. A...

The Spanish Grading System 0

The Spanish Grading System

Hi Everyone! As the semester comes to an end, and it is finals season I wanted to talk about the differences between UMD’s and the Spanish’s grading system. I go to Universidad Carlos III...

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Down to Business

Classes have ended this week and it’s time to starting getting in the zone of studying for upcoming exams. My exams span a three week period, so they’re pretty spread out. But I have...

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It’s Not Over Yet!

As I sit here in the airport, waiting for another Ryan Air flight, I’m reflecting on this semester a bit. It’s been absolutely incredible, I’m so grateful that I have had this opportunity. I...

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Australian Football Game

Recently I attended my first Australian football or ‘footy’ game at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne. Footy is unlike any sport I have ever seen before. The game is played on a large oval with...

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Spanish Food

Hey Everyone! If you have been following my blog posts, you will know that I have been studying in Madrid, Spain this past semester. Having been here for about 4 months has forced me...

Semester Abroad in Madrid Wrap Up 0

Semester Abroad in Madrid Wrap Up

As my semester abroad is coming to an end, I’ll be writing about my final thoughts and reflections in my last blog post. I’ve had a blast in Madrid, and I can’t believe it’s...