Some comments from our students:
“k.jpgIt was a lot of fun to meet a group of people who wanted to learn about our culture as much as we wanted to learn about theirs. The thing that surprised me was that they believed that their culture was individualistic.” (Keyerra Anderson)
“I reaC.D.JPGlly enjoyed the activity. It was interesting to hear about the culture of Spain from people my age. The thing that surprised me the most was when they told us that it is courteous to greet and say goodbye to everyone when you enter or exit a place, even if you do not know them.”(Caitlyn Nicole Duffy)
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There are many spots to visit in Madrid. This Sunday we went on a stroll at the Parque del buen retiro to check some of its main monuments and of course we stopped by the Feria del Libro. El parque del buen … Continue reading El parque del buen Retiro
The first weekend of our study abroad program is rapidly approaching and our Koalas have many cultural events to choose from. Ruta foodtruck en Alcalá: gastronomía sobre ruedas If there is a part that is fun of studying abroad is trying … Continue reading La cultura está en las calles – Culture is on the streets
Today we officially start the Summer Study Abroad program in Alcalá! It has been a long day at the airport. We had a few delays but all in all went ¨sobre ruedas¨ We met our host families, had some … Continue reading CC Landed in Spain! ¡Llegamos!
I have been traveling between Spain and the USA for more than ten years. Plus, many more trips to other countries in the world. By now, I have gone through security at the airport more than a hundred times. I know what to expect. What am I (most likely) going to be asked. What to put on my carry on luggage, what not. I know every single line of the security tape/performance that the aeromozs/azafats do at the beginning of the flight. However, for a first traveler it might be a bit overwhelming. Here you have a few tips, ideas … Continue reading En el aeropuerto – vuelos internacionales
We are three weeks from starting our Study Abroad Adventure in Alcalá de Henares, Spain!We got our passports in order, classes have been selected.Time to pack! I always advise students to travel light, but… ¿Qué pongo en el equipaje de mano? ¿Qué tengo que facturar?¿Qué no debo olvidad? Aqui van algunos consejos: make sure you check the specific rules about carry-on baggage and checked baggage set by the company. For example: DELTA https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/baggage/before-your-trip/checked.html?icid=Policy_Ck_Baggage_Ongoin Carry on Baggage: Lo que si y lo que no! Adapters: Since we “all” travel with laptops and what not. Plugs in Spain are round (two), while in the USA they … Continue reading ¡CCen Alcalá 2016!
A month has already gone by! We have done a lot in these 4 weeks. There was some traveling. We have not had time to see all of Spain but we visited, at least 5 cities (Alcalá, Madrid, Toledo, Burgos, Barcelona, … Continue reading Con esto y un bizcocho le decimos a Alcalá hasta el próximo mayo veintiocho!