Articles By: sarahesurrey
I know I’m supposed to be studying in Spain, but when I heard the date for the Royal Wedding I couldn’t resist being in London for the big day. Luckily, I have friends who are studying in London so I had no problem convincing them to stay in town that weekend and participate with me.
For me, one of the hardest parts about studying abroad is not having one of my major support systems behind me, Judaism. Although at one point in the Middle Ages there was a thriving Jewish population in Spain, it has all but disappeared today
After having lived in Spain for six months, homesickness has more than started to creep in. This, of course, was inevitable, since I get homesick at school in California, which is only a two-hour plane ride away. Spain is a little further
Just as in New Orleans on Fat Tuesday, Spain also celebrates the week before Lent with citywide parties. The difference is that in Spain, the party continues after Lent has already started. Doesn’t make sense? No, not to me either, but participate I did.
Spain is generally thought of as a united country, with the exception of the Basque region in the north, which desperately wants to secede. As I found out this past weekend in Barcelona, that image of unity is not always the truth