<p>Hola caracolas! My name is Emily and I'm studying abroad in Granada, Spain for the 2017-2018 academic year. I'm a Spanish and International Studies major who is always looking for new ways to connect with my beautiful host city. I love to sing, play guitar, act, and have embarked on the journey of writing a historical fiction novel about Granada! In my free time, I love to run and hike in the Sierra Nevada mountains, get lost in the Albaicin, and explore new cafes and tapas bars with my friends. This semester I hope to try my hand at Flamenco guitar, take more siestas, and make even deeper connections with the city and its people.</p>
Blogs by Emily Churchill
IES Abroad 2017-18 Correspondent of the Year Interview
Congratulations to Emily Churchill who was selected as the 2017-18 Correspondent of the Year!
Steady Wins the Year Abroad
In my last post, I reflect on year abroad - the accomplishments I made, that obstacles I faced, and everything in between.
5 Things to Love About Springtime in Granada
Running Through Life (Abroad)
In the post, I reflect on my love for long distance running as a metaphor for study abroad.
A Day in My Life in Granada (As Told by Michael Scott)
Here's what Michael from The Office would have a to say about a day in my life in Granada!
Becoming granaína...but not too much.
As I approach my last two months in Granada, I reflect on finding beauty in my daily routine, and I take a step back to appreciate just how far I've come.
Best Places to Study in Granada
In this post, I uncover some of Granada's best libraries, cafes, and secret hideaways.
A Guide to Looking and Acting Spanish
In this post, I reflect on blending in and standing out in a foreign culture.
A Weekend in the Big City
A summary of my weekend trip to Madrid and why I love Spain's capital city.
Got culture? Where to exercise your right brain in Granada, Spain
In this post, I share some of favorite (and free!) places to enjoy art and culture in Granada.
Balancing Tapas & Tarea - A Lesson in Language, Culture, and Work Ethic
Drawing on my love and affection for Spain's tapas' culture, I break down the meaning of the phrase "tomarse algo" and address the difficulty in acclimating...
A Few Words on Falling in Love Abroad
Setting Goals - My Second Semester in Granada
Welcome to my blog! Now that I'm back in Granada after Christmas vacation, I reflect on my first semester abroad, and set goals for the rest of my year here in...