Author Archive | Izabella

Reverse Culture Shock & Reflections

FRIENDS! I returned from my almost six months abroad in Seville, Spain about a week ago now and there is so much to unpack [mentally, of course]. I’m currently experiencing what we like to call “Reverse Culture Shock”. It’s what happens sometimes when we re-enter our home country after being away for a significant amount of […]

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The End of an Era

FOUR DAYS OF SCHOOL. TWO DAYS OF EXAMS. That is what stands between me and summer vacation. Truth be told, most of my time abroad has felt like a very mild vacation. My classes weren’t as demanding and I got to travel on the weekends; basically this semester felt like a really long spring break. I […]

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Overcoming Culture Shock

It’s been almost three months now that I’ve been living in Seville and it’s crazy to think that I’m a little over halfway done with my time abroad! Before leaving for Spain I was told that I would experience culture shock. *Just some quick background info for you: I am a first-generation Brazilian-American, meaning I […]

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Travel: Expectation vs. Reality

Before you go abroad you will probably have a mental, or physical, list of places you want to visit while abroad. You will probably look at flights whenever you have a free moment becasue you’re so excited. Once you finally go abroad you will probably follow through with that list you made a while back […]

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The SPAINish Language

¡Hola! I’m Izzy and I am currently a Junior Spanish major with a minor in Secondary Education studying abroad through Academic Programs International (API) at Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO) in Seville, Spain for the Spring 2018 Semester. Seville is part of the region of Andalucía, which is located in the south of Spain near […]

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