Intro by Anthony Rovinski

Hello! My name is Anthony Rovinski and I am a chemistry major with a Spanish minor going into my third year of college. Right now, I am studying in Trujillo, Spain and writing this in the convent-turned-museum, Museo de la Coria. This isn’t my first time leaving the US, and, after the opportunity to go to Costa Rica in high school, I knew that I would want to take advantage…

Intro by Sydney Pearson

Hi guys! My name is Sydney Pearson, and I am a rising sophomore in the Honors College here at CofC. I am a Systems Engineering major with a minor in Mathematics. Currently, I am sitting on the deck of my childhood home writing to you in between Calculus II classes and assignments. I opted to spend the first half of my summer knocking out this math class (and hopefully finding…

Intro by Andrea Kimpson

Hi! My name is Andrea Kimpson and I am a rising Senior in the Honors College. I am double majoring in Economics and International Studies, with a concentration in Latin America and the Caribbean. I also minoring in Political Science and Spanish. This summer, I have had the opportunity to participate in the CofC abroad program in Trujillo, Spain, partially sponsored by the Xavier de Salas Foundation. I chose the…

Intro by Eve Alexander

Hola! My name is Eve Alexander and I am a double major in Sociology and Spanish entering my senior year this coming fall. I am currently in Trujillo, Spain as part of the CofC Faculty-led program on Spanish language, literature, and culture. I decided to participate in this program because it is extremely pertinent to my major and will help improve my fluency immensely in Spanish. I also chose this…

Third Month in Spain by Lindsay Stravolo

As I enter my third month living in Spain, I can’t help but feel so at home and adapted to the Spanish culture. I am eating the best food I have ever had, frequently traveling to different cities, learning the language, and making new connections with locals. My host family is very social so with that comes many reunions with family and friends. This is super beneficial because I am…

Andalucia by Sara Muller

This past week we traveled with the CofC Trujillo study abroad group through Andalucia. Andalucia is a big province in southern Spain and is where many emblematic Spanish things such as Flamenco and bull fights come from. On Wednesday, we stopped in Cordoba to visit the mosque. The mosque of Cordoba is very special because it was built with iconic arches resembling palm trees and its minaret was copied both…