Another Thanksgiving in Madrid

Another Thanksgiving in Madrid

After the first year, more than half of the Americans in our program flew back to Northeastern University to finish their last year at home. With only 8 of us left, we decided it was the perfect opportunity to share this amazing holiday with all of our European friends. We invited around 30 guests, almost all of whom had never celebrated Thanksgiving before. Continue reading

A Slice of Heaven Called Mallorca

A Slice of Heaven Called Mallorca

Less than two weeks after returning from an amazing vacation in Southeast Asia, we were off to the Spanish island of Mallorca! I honestly felt a little guilty about this, like maybe it was time to settle in and really start working. I soon realized how very American this guilt is. But any excuse to get me away from our Econometrics class was a great enough excuse for me. Our Spanish friend Gabriel invited us to his summer home on the shores of Mallorca to soak up the last bit of Mediterranean summer sun. Continue reading

ICADE Spain Year 2

Thanks to my (now) alma mater Northeastern University, I had the unique opportunity to stay in Spain for yet another year. Through the International Business program (BSIB), I had the choice of studying for another year at ICADE, my Spanish business school, in order to obtain an additional European degree. Continue reading

Island Hopping Never Stopping

Island Hopping Never Stopping

The last leg of our Thailand trip was planned for the southern islands so we could unwind and truly relax before returning to Spain for our last, most intense year of studies. The plan was to fly from Bangkok to the island of Koh Samui, then take a ferry to Koh Tao, a tiny island known as a worldwide snorkeling and diving mecca. We decided on Koh Tao since it wasn’t as commercial/touristy as Koh Samui, and hoped to find some remote beaches there. We had an amazing time relaxing on sandy white beaches, snorkeling through crystal clear waters, and enjoying some amazing seafood. Continue reading