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Close bonds and shared bathrooms

Cristina Catan, Contributing Writer April 16, 2024
The host family experience sometimes offers surprises, like a Spanish-only rule at dinner
Host mom María Jesús Casto cooks for her host family.

The Challenges of Creating a Spanish Home Away from Home

Thea Uhl, Staff Writer April 16, 2024
The study abroad experience looks different from a host mom's perspective

Spanish Students Rethink Stereotypes of Americans

Schuyler Moore, Contributing Writer April 11, 2024
The growing U.S. student population in Spain means more chances to view Americans as individuals rather than easy-laugh memes.
Olivia Wendell cooks for a Thanksgiving meal with friends.

Students in Madrid Give Thanks for ‘Friendsgiving’

Amelie Van Hess, Staff Writer December 3, 2023

Friendsgiving has taken the younger generations by storm, providing students with the ability to have all the fun of Thanksgiving beyond their family circles with those many call their "found family." “I...

A well-packed carry on ready for a weekend adventure in Rome.

How to Pack the Perfect Carry On

Anna Godlewski, Contributing Writer November 9, 2023

Traveling on a budget can come with some sacrifices. Study abroad students are acutely aware to the struggle of being limited to the one free carry on bag that comes with a discount airline or train ticket....

Profile: Study Abroad by Day, DJ by Night

Sally Buck, Contributing Writer November 8, 2023

The room is dark and the wind is blowing, albeit artificially. In the crowd, rows of young adults–both Spaniards and foreigners–push and shove as they attempt to meandar to the front. It’s...

Vanderbilt Students Witness Nightlife Bounce Back Post-Covid

Taylor Britton, Contributing Writer November 5, 2023

The EDM music is blaring in your ears and your shoes slightly stick to the hard ground. With red lights strobing in and out, the confetti gun is shot into the air and the crowd around you goes...

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