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Meaning of Home

Meaning of Home

There are less than 2 weeks left in the program, and I do not know exactly how I feel about that. Some part of me is very excited to go back home, but another significant part of me wants more time in Sevilla. The truth is, I have finally started to feel more...

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Poem by Sierra Choi

Poem by Sierra Choi

Sandwiches, I have decided, are perhaps the greatest combinations in the world. The folded pieces of meat, the freshness of lettuce, the acidity of a tomato and the creaminess of mayonnaise Wrapped within two leaves of grain. There may exist different variations of...

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New Experiences, New Memories

New Experiences, New Memories

I am already halfway through our program, with only a couple of months left in this beautiful city. I still remember the time I arrived, feeling overwhelmed, having language barriers, and not being able to communicate effectively or even knowing where to go. And now,...

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Reflections on Spain

Reflections on Spain

A moment that is embedded in my mind forever was on a trip to the beach in Bolonia, in the very south of Spain. As someone who grew up in Hawai’i, I spent my whole life going to the beach, but this was different. I had never been so far from home, and thus, had never...

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Welcome Week in Sevilla, by Tiffany Nosic

Welcome Week in Sevilla, by Tiffany Nosic

It’s been about a week since I’ve landed in Seville, and I’ve had many experiences that I can’t express enough through words. Walking through Plaza de España and Maria Luisa park feels like a movie scene with all the orange trees lined up and the beautiful art and...

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Adiós por ahora, Sevilla

Adiós por ahora, Sevilla

My three months in Sevilla are sadly coming to a close. I can’t even begin to comprehend the impact that this experience has had on my personal growth and my life outlook moving forward, so I think the best way to reflect on this past semester is to share some Spanish...

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City of a Thousand Histories

City of a Thousand Histories

Living in Sevilla, I am constantly in awe that the foundations of centuries past lie beneath my feet – indeed, sometimes make up the very ground I walk on – and it is a feeling I never tire of. I have the great privilege of being able to study the history of Spain at...

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Finding My Way in Sevilla

Finding My Way in Sevilla

I am now officially halfway through my amazing semester in Sevilla. As the city’s version of fall begins to creep in, my walk to the university has become automatic, siestas are now a necessary part of my daily routine, and my walking shoes are very much broken in....

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Spain is…

Spain is…

Spain is…. Heat. Color. Family. Music. Art. Tapas.  Parques y  pájaros. Sangría y siestas. Community. Culture. Language. History. All of this, and more, make up the rich cultural and literal landscape that is Spain – and in particular, Sevilla. What strikes...

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My first week in Spain is complete!

My first week in Spain is complete!

My first week in Spain is complete! It has been such a pleasure to explore the sights that the beautiful city of Sevilla has to offer. After a night of rest in my host mom’s lovely apartment, welcome week commenced with orientation the following morning. The ICS...

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