Xander Mitchell

<div>I&#39;m Xander&mdash;a photographer, amateur restauranteur, recreational runner and humanities major spending six weeks of&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13.008px; line-height: 1.538em;">my summer in Spain. Traveling notebook-in-hand and iPhone-in-backpack (or maybe the other way around), I&#39;ll be&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13.008px; line-height: 1.538em;">showcasing the best of Madrid culture available to travelers and students on a budget. You can expect photographs of&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13.008px; line-height: 1.538em;">and musings on Madrid architecture, history, literature, food, music and the great people I find along the way. Oh, and&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13.008px; line-height: 1.538em;">there will be coffee, too &mdash;don&#39;t forget the coffee!</span></div>

2016 Summer 1
2016 Summer 2
Home University:
Yale University
Economics, History

Blogs by Xander Mitchell

Twilight in La Latina
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End in Sight

Xander discusses his final weekend in Madrid, including a trip to El Escorial, adventures through Toledo and the night of 100 sandwiches.

fallback blogs
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Como un Madrileño

In his take on "cultural immersion," Xander explores some neighborhoods in Madrid, highlighting three of his favorites.

Sunset in Valencia
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Life's a Beach

The IES Abroad group takes a weekend trip to Valencia, a city as famous for its arts scene as its beaches.

Parque Del Retiro
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¡Bienvenidos a Madrid!

A week into his exchange program in Madrid, Xander recounts a trip to Segovia and some explorations in the city, and reflects on his homestay and classroom...

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Reflections from a Six-Day Layover

Xander writes this post from his home in Chicago, where is spending a few days before departing for his summer in Madrid. Thinking about other experiences he's...