Feria de Abril

Feria is a huge week-long celebration in Sevilla (and all over Spain) which began as a livestock fair but grew to become one of the biggest festivals around! Everyone dresses up in flamenco dresses, visits casetas (tents set up in one section of the city) and go on rides. It reminds me of a county […]

Florence, One Gelato at a Time

For the second half of Semana Santa, my friends and I left Rome and headed to Florence! We took a 3 hour train ride through the countryside of Italy (not too bad if you ask me) and arrived in Florence around noon. Lucky for the girls I had traveled to Rome with and I, our […]

Semana Santa At Home And Abroad

For the week of Semana Santa, we get classes off because the streets become flooded with people, bands and large structures carried throughout the city. For this week, my friends and I are traveling through Italy, but we were able to see one day, Domingo de Ramas, the very first day of celebrations. You can […]

Random Tips and Thoughts

As I was thinking of what to write about, I started to brainstorm different lists. Things like, what to pack and leave at home, items that you can find abroad, what to try while here, etc. All of what I have experienced in the first about 2 months, and I thought it fitting to combine […]

Truly Being a Foreigner

This past weekend, the Seville API group hit the road for an international excursion, Lisbon, Portugal! This was my first time to Portugal and I had no idea of what to expect when we arrived, but by the time we left, my friends and I had fallen in love with the city we explored for […]

A Busy First Few Days

After hopping on the planes from San Francisco to New York to Madrid, I have finally arrived in Sevilla, my final destination! But before we made it to our host families and residencias, we did a bit of travel from Madrid to Sevilla. Our first stop, of course, was Madrid. While in Madrid, we had […]

On The Move

On the move from Vermont to California to Spain As I am wrapping up my final week in Vermont, finals shall come and pass. But one thing is going to be very present within the next few months, moving. This week, I pack up my room. All of it. I’ll be on the move for […]