<p>I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and am currently attending school at Claremont McKenna College in Southern California. As someone who loves the outdoors, I am excited to explore the natural surroundings of Granada, Spain. I enjoy writing, learning about history and politics, traveling, and meeting new people. I can't wait to try the food and see the historic, cultural, and natural sites of Spain.</p>
Blogs by Marissa Talcott
To Spain and Back Home Again
To Pack or Not To Pack
After being abroad for a semester, here are my recommendations for what to pack, and what's just not necessary.
Thanskgiving in Spain
Here are some of the ways I brought my favorite Thanksgiving festivities to my time in Spain.
Putting the "Study" in Study Abroad
Here in Granada, we're entering our midterms week. It's been a lot harder to find time and motivation to study for midterms and just to do schoolwork in general...
No Meat? No Problem! My Guide to Meat-Free Eating in Spain
Coming to Spain, I was worried that my meat-free diet would be at odds with the local cuisine. I wanted to experience all of the delicious Spanish food, but...
Fiestas are Fun, but I Need a Siesta: Finding Time to Relax While in Spain
Amidst the excitement and action of studying abroad, it can be hard to find time to relax. As I adjust to life in Spain, I have begun to appreciate the...
My Granada To-Do List
To counteract the pre-departure study abroad nerves, I've created to-do lists with everything I hope to do before I leave for Spain, and once I get there. Here...