<p>Hi! My name is Nicole Stein. I am a Spanish major at Kenyon College from Montclair, New Jersey spending the Spring of 2022 in Salamanca, Spain! My favorite things to do are travel, try new food, swim in small bodies of water, pet baby animals of all kinds, spend time outside hiking, skiing and exploring, and making connections with people from all walks of life.</p>
Blogs by Nicole Stein
I posed some questions before studying abroad, and in this post I do my best to reflect on my time in Spain and answer.
In this article, I think about what it means to be 'home' and how Salamanca has become a special place in my heart.
A Perfect Day in Salamanca, Spain
I give my guide to the best way to spend a day in Salamanca, Spain
The Wooden Train from Palma de Mallorca to Sollér
Over spring break, some friends and I travelled to the amazing island of Mallorca. One day we took a day trip to Sóller on an old wooden train that absolutely...
An Ode to Spanish Food
After three months in Spain, my love for Spanish cuisine is at an all-time high. In this article, I share food recommendations and dishes I will miss when I...
A Mid-Semester Reflection on My Study Abroad Experience
In this article, I respond to questions I asked my future self in January before studying abroad. I will answer the questions again in May.
School is not my number one priority abroad, and that's okay
I used to let school wear me down, but since leaving to study abroad, I've noticed a shift in my priorities. In this opinion piece, I share why I chose not to...
48 Hours in Porto, Portugal – Photo Gallery
Two weeks ago, I traveled to Porto, Portugal with friends to get a taste of this incredible city for the first – but certainly not the last – time.
A Reflection on the Pure Joy of Being in a New Place
Three weeks into my study abroad journey, I sit down and reflect on the unfathomable joy I've experienced in my life by seeing new places in the world for the...
Discovering Segovia Through Photos
Today, IES Abroad Salamanca students went on our first day trip to Segovia, Spain and I captured the adventure through pictures.
Small Cultural Differences I've Noticed During My First Week in Salamanca
After a week in Salamanca, I've noticed some incredibly small but noticeable cultural differences. In this article, I explain my observations and offer up some...
A Letter to My Future Self, After Studying Abroad in Spain
Studying abroad is exciting and terrifying. In anticipation of my adventure, I have so many questions. I decided to ask my future self to reflect on her journey...