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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.

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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

Why I Never Regretted Studying Abroad in Spain for a Year

Maggie Ovian is a student at James Madison University and an ISA Featured Blogger. Maggie is currently studying abroad with ISA in Sevilla, Spain.

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I always got one reaction when I told people I’d be studying in Sevilla for two semesters instead of one.  The person I was talking to would get wide-eyed and start saying things like, “Wow you are so lucky!  I wish I could have done that!”  At first I really didn’t understand why everyone was always so shocked.  My whole life I knew I was going to study abroad for a year, because it was what my mom did.  It honestly wasn’t until I got to college that I realized I was straying from the norm. Read more

Questions and Answers About Sevillian Culture

Amanda Sharon is a student at Saint Anselm College and an ISA Featured Blogger. Amanda will be studying abroad with ISA in Sevilla, Spain.

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My friends and I in Plaza de España!

No one ever said that living in a foreign country would be easy. There is a lot to adjust to — new food, new people, new school and a new way of life. In this post, I answer some questions I first had in Sevilla and the answers I’ve discovered along the way! Read more

A Different Kind of Breakfast in Sevilla

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

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My average breakfast in Sevilla contains juice and one large piece of toast.

I have always been a breakfast kind of girl. Whether it is large bowls of cereal, home cooked breakfast, breakfast for dinner, or breakfast restaurants, I love it all. I could honestly live on breakfast foods for my whole life and be completely happy.

After arriving in Madrid, I learned that breakfasts in Spain are much smaller with less variety from day to day.  I was told that Spanish breakfasts generally consist of toast and coffee, tea, or juice. Upon learning this, I was already missing my hearty American breakfast. Read more

4 Packing Tips for a Semester Abroad in Sevilla

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

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This is my empty suitcase less than two weeks from departure. (Look to tip #3 to avoid this)

As the days quickly approach the time when I will depart my hometown for Sevilla, I am feeling very excited for my new experience. Amidst all of this excitement, packing for an entire semester can be overwhelming. I am a girl who enjoys colors, patterns, shoes (honestly, too many), and a multitude of options in my closet. This kind of preference, however, isn’t so practical for a semester abroad. With limited space, I have had to downsize what I want to bring and what I think I need for my upcoming semester. Here I have compiled four packing tips that have been very helpful to me in my preparation. Read more

Keep Calm & Pack: 5 Simple Steps to Packing for Study Abroad

Amanda Sharon is a student at Saint Anselm College and an ISA Featured Blogger. Amanda will be studying abroad with ISA in Sevilla, Spain.

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Accessories

Since I am in the middle of packing for my semester in Seville, I know how challenging and stressful it can be. This post will show you my own 5 step strategy for packing and possibly help you plan for your own trip abroad! Read more

The Pros and Cons of Sevillano Life

Maggie Ovian is a student at James Madison University and an ISA Featured Blogger. Maggie is currently studying abroad with ISA in Sevilla, Spain.

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A popular shirt in tourist shops. Siestas are clearly important here!

I’ve been living in Sevilla for over a month now and have had the chance to travel a bit to places like Barcelona, Munich, and Rome.  Seeing these different places has made for some amazing weekend experiences, but after those few days are over I’ve found myself excited to come home to Sevilla.  Traveling has also made me realize some of the major differences between European countries’ cultures.  You really can’t just lump Europe into one stereotype; each country has different qualities that make it unique.  So as I settle into my new life in Sevilla, I’ve found myself (of course) missing aspects about the U.S., and then also missing aspects of Spain when I travel to other European countries. Read more

The Do’s and Don’ts of Study Abroad

Maggie Ovian is a student at James Madison University and an ISA Featured Blogger. Maggie is currently studying abroad with ISA in Sevilla, Spain.

How can you feel homesick in a place as beautiful as this!?

How can you feel homesick in a place as beautiful as this!?

I’ve finally finally FINALLY started my year-long study abroad journey and after three weeks here, Sevilla is starting to feel like home.  I have settled into my homestay, made some local friends, and Facebook-friended my host mom and brother (that’s when you know it’s real).  After years of anticipating and researching the study abroad experience and what it was like for so many wanderlust-bitten college students, I’m finally doing it myself and am ready to pass on what I’ve learned so far to other study abroad hopefuls.  Read more

To Be a Spaniard in Sevilla

Karen Coates is a student at Rowan University and an ISA Featured Blogger. Karen just finished studying abroad with ISA in Sevilla, Spain.

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La Giralda Cathedral, Sevilla

In the two short weeks that I’ve been in Spain, I’ve experienced a whole lot of the culture. Our group has toured nearly half of the country’s major cities, including: Madrid, Toledo, Córdoba, Granada, and of course Seville. Read more

In Sevilla, Practice your Spanish by Shopping

Karen Coates is a student at Rowan University and an ISA Featured Blogger. Karen is currently studying abroad with ISA in Sevilla, Spain.

Calle Regina in Sevilla

Calle Regina in Sevilla

At the risk of sounding cliche, I’m going to make the statement that much can be learned from the shopping experience in Spain. After being in Sevilla for a few days, I finally mustered up the courage to venture out to the shops. Read more

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