In this Blog Post of the Week, we learn from IES Abroad Madrid student blogger, Sofia Wiener, what a unique experience it is to have family visit while you're studying abroad. Find out how she and her parents celebrated Semana Santa (Holy Week in Spanish) and why it was one of the most precious experiences she's ever had.
"My parents came to visit me.
My PARENTS came to visit ME.
Well, perhaps it is not something too out of the ordinary, in fact, I told all my friends they were coming in a very natural way. But then I picked them up at their hotel and I felt like I was in the movie Freaky Friday or something where I switched roles wth my parents. My mom and dad have always picked me up if I stayed out late and needed a ride home, taught me how to discover the world, and helped me when I needed guidance. Yet, this week, for the very first time in my life, my parents totally trusted me to see things in a city that was new to them, introduce them to some wonderful people I met here, and even buy a metro card because I spoke a language foreign to them..." Read more!