My Host Mom and Me in Our Kitchen
Every day I come home from class between 1:30 and 1:45 and the house is empty. But not for long.
Around 2:00 I hear, “¡Susana, Susana!” It is my little hermana (sister) coming home from pre-school. We play peek-a-boo and wave hello at our reflections on . . . → Read More: Lessons at Lunchtime
Do you ever stop to think about how much you consume in one day? Are the amounts of electricity and water you use necessary? Moving to Trujillo, Spain I realized how much I was carelessly using in a single day in the United States. I recycled cans, paper and plastic and considered it my good . . . → Read More: The Simple Bare Necessities
On the Walls of the Castillo in Trujillo
Do you ever feel that your daily life lacks thrill and excitement, and gets more dull with each day? I certainly felt that way before I decided to study and travel abroad in Trujillo, Spain. My daily routine in the States began to . . . → Read More: Living Life at New Heights
There’s no such thing as soccer; in Trujillo the only sport that truly exists is futból. Although technically the same game, the cultural subtleties between futból in Spain and soccer in the US are quite different. The sport has a long history in Spain; from the Barcelona/Real Madrid rivalry that exploded under Franco’s . . . → Read More: There’s No Such Thing as Soccer
The Church of San Martin in the Plaza Mayor
Every day, twice a day, I carefully make my way home over uneven, crooked, cobblestone streets lined with Medieval stone buildings. I am in a walled city so rich in history that it leaks from the cracks the lizards escape into. Trujillo, and Spain itself, . . . → Read More: Aventura Increíble
First Moments in Trujillo!
Thinking about studying abroad? Many study abroad students live with other English speakers in a dorm-like setting, however, in Trujillo,you will be living with a host family. Does this bring up concerns? Wild worries that the family might be mass murderers? Never fear…
Meeting Host Families Upon Arrival
In . . . → Read More: Living With “Strangers”
Trujillo Group 2011
These are the accounts of thirteen Americanos who made the trek across the Atlantic, to yes: eat, siesta, fiesta (and learn). Join us through our saga over the semester as we explore our new home away from home: Trujillo, Spain.
The first day: Delicious delicacies of Spain, necessary mid-afternoon naps, . . . → Read More: Better than Eat, Pray, Love — Try Eat, Siesta, Fiesta
Gorka and Allan Strand are wearing out a great group of College of Charleston biology students as they trek around the Trujillo area exploring meadow, forest, mountain, and stream communities.
Students are busy hiking, birding, tracking, and identifying the one hundred plus species on their list. Highlights include orchids, Spanish imperial eagles, black storks, a vulture feeding . . . → Read More: Natural History of Spain
Coastline in Cascais, Portugal
By Elizabeth Hallett:
Portugal seemed like it needed a visit this weekend. We really had no definite plans, so we trained into Lisbon on Thursday morning. Since we were on the coast, we decided to spend the day at the beach. It was the best idea we have ever come up . . . → Read More: Student’s impressions from Portugal
We asked the College of Charleston students living in Trujillo with host families what they miss from the United States, and what they do not miss, since over a month has gone by and they are fully immersed in the Trujillo lifestyle. Here are their responses, in no particular order…
What I miss from the US:
Pets, Food . . . → Read More: What we miss…