Spanish Culture and Language, Study Abroad

Why Study Abroad?

Our biggest changes may arrive when we are looking the other way. Perhaps a stork , a blood red cardinal, or the wind delivers them at our door. At 20, I hoped to travel the world with my partner in the future, but I didn’t feel comfortable going on my own. During my first two […]

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Spanish, Study Abroad

The Señora’s Advice

When I was fourteen, I went to Mexico City on a high school Spanish trip. Our teacher who was born in Mexico told us what to expect. Her advice to the boys was, no pink shirts, or people will think you’re gay and gays aren’t accepted. I sputtered in disbelief when she said that. I […]

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Spanish, Study Abroad

Being Braver

When I set out for Europe at 20 years old, I didn’t know I could make it on my own. I was surprised how solo travel prepared me to advocate for myself in life. When I traveled alone, I was faced with central decisions. Where would I eat, drink and sleep? Decision-making muscles got exercised, […]

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Spanish

¡Bienvenidos! Welcome!

Supergringa in Spain: A Travel Memoir Hi, this is Supergringa. Don’t travel with a mountain of suitcases like I did (7!). Grab your fake flamenco, a pair of Levi’s and hit the road! What’s Fake Flamenco? Don’t leave home without it! Need real flamenco? ¡Olé! Carmen de las Cuevas Granada  

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