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The World in Malaga

Leah Miller is a student at Westminster College and an ISA Featured Blogger. Leah is currently studying abroad with ISA in Málaga, Spain.

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Exploring the streets of Belgium with new friends.

I knew studying abroad would be an influential experience, but I was never able to comprehend just how much I would learn and change during my time in Spain.  My beliefs and thoughts about the world have been expanding and changing all throughout my time in college; however, this experience has completely shaken up how I think. Read more

6 Things To Do Before Leaving Sevilla

Megan Schulz is a student at Colorado State University and an ISA Featured Blogger. Megan is currently studying abroad with ISA in Sevilla, Spain.

River View

One of the many views you can enjoy alongside the river in Sevilla

I have accomplished and experienced a lot this semester in Sevilla. In my last couple of weeks here, I hope to check a few more items off of my Sevilla bucket list, and to continue to do some of my favorite things in the city. Here is a short list of some of those must-do items: Read more

Málaga: My Home Away From Home

Leah Miller is a student at Westminster College and an ISA Featured Blogger. Leah is currently studying abroad with ISA in Málaga, Spain.

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The group of students from my first intensive month – they all taught me so much more than I could have ever imagined learning.

My notebook of Spanish vocabulary seems to have an endless supply of sand from the beach and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Malaga is home now and my routine is natural.  These past months have been unlike anything I have ever experienced; I never want it to end. Read more

Valencia’s El Río

Mariah Reicks is a student at University of Nebraska, Lincoln and an ISA Featured Blogger. Mariah is currently studying abroad with ISA in Valencia, Spain.

When I was searching for places I wanted to study abroad, two things came to mind: 1. A city, and 2. A beach. These were two things on my must have list. First, because I grew up in a town of 1,000 people. Second, because that town is nowhere near a beach. So the research began.

For obvious reasons, my search immediately came to a close when I saw a photo of the famous Playa Malvarrosa in Valencia:

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Naked Eye: Comparing Spanish Culture & Stretching Your Mind

Julia Chernicky is a student at the University of Pittsburgh and an ISA Featured Blogger. Julia is currently studying abroad with ISA in Granada, Spain.

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Some of my favorite things about studying abroad are the moments of enlightenment when I suddenly understand a little more about the Spanish culture. This post is lengthier and much more serious than my last, concerning tapas, but I hope you enjoy it and absorb some of my passion for the topic! I am also straight up and honest, so feel free to leave comments agreeing or disagreeing with my observations. Everyone has different experiences and I would love to hear about yours! Without further delay, here are a couple of things I have noticed in my time in Spain, and have became fully acquainted with this week: Read more

Sevilla Excursion: The Underrated City of Lisbon

Megan Schulz is a student at Colorado State University and an ISA Featured Blogger. Megan is currently studying abroad with ISA in Sevilla, Spain.

View of Lisbon

A beautiful view of Lisbon

One of the first excursions we took outside of Sevilla this semester was to Lisbon, Portugal. Before traveling to Lisbon, I didn’t really have any expectations but soon enough, I fell in love with the city. Here are 7 reasons why Lisbon may be one of the most underrated cities in Europe: Read more

Las Fallas in Valencia

Mariah Reicks is a student at University of Nebraska, Lincoln and an ISA Featured Blogger. Mariah is currently studying abroad with ISA in Valencia, Spain.

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Light Show in Rusafa

Last night marked the end of Las Fallas in Valencia, the holiday that triples the amount of people making their way to daily Mascletas, light shows, parades, and more. Read more

Trabajar a Vivir: The Spanish Lifestyle in Málaga

Leah Miller is a student at the Westminster College and an ISA Featured Blogger. Leah is currently studying abroad with ISA in Málaga, Spain.

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Enjoying the view and a calm evening in Malaga, Spain.

Many times it can feel like we are constantly running around checking things off our never ending to-do lists. I mean, its common, we all have stuff we have to get done. However, one of the main differences I have realized between my home in the U.S. and my home in Spain are the levels of stress and happiness. Read more

Why Granada is “Tapa” the Food Chain

Julia Chernicky is a student at the University of Pittsburgh and an ISA Featured Blogger. Julia is currently studying abroad with ISA in Granada, Spain.

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“Believe it or not, all of this was free with our drinks at Bella & Bestia!”

Like many things in life, tapas are about quantity and quality. But in Granada there is one guarantee either way: they are FREE. Read more

5 Reasons Why You Should Drop Everything You’re Doing & Study Abroad

Mariah Reicks is a student at University of Nebraska, Lincoln and an ISA Featured Blogger. Mariah is currently studying abroad with ISA in Valencia, Spain.

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I remember the first time I ever considered traveling abroad to study. I was a junior in high school and the prospect seemed more like an off-handed wish than anything else; I wouldn’t have even called it a dream.  The opportunity to spend months away from family and friends all the while gaining new experiences and learning more about myself felt so far out of my reach. I realize now there were several aspects that threatened to steal this unbelievably amazing opportunity away from me. Here are just a few of those scary, “am I actually going to be able to do this” scenarios, and the coinciding reasons why nothing should deter any future students from taking on an endeavor like study abroad. Read more

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