We dare you to get bored studying abroad in Madrid.
You can wander around the Plaza Mayor, visit the city’s many churches and cathedrals, enjoy the sunshine in one of Madrid’s many parks, see a Flamenco show, watch a Real Madrid soccer game, taste the city’s unique cuisine, and always see something new when you study abroad in Madrid.
Not only is Madrid the capital city of Spain, it’s also the heart of the country. Located in the center of Spain, Madrid is a great starting point to explore this gorgeously diverse country.
A couple of weekend getaways into the Spanish countryside, seeing sites and cities in Segovia, Bilbao (more like BilWOW) and San Sebastian; that are absolute must-sees for anyone who wants to do Spain properly, and revel in the history, culture, diversity, and sheer perfection of what Spain has to offer.
A reflection on headed to a country whose culture and history shaped your own upbringing in many ways, yet remains fundamentally different and exciting, with the impending and imminent departure finally bringing the realization that my semester abroad is about to begin.