Granada – You Can’t Beat It!

Posted April 18th, 2016 by in Granada, Spain

**Disclaimer: pictures and videos don’t do it justice. You just need to come see it for yourself!** Photo cred: everyone else on this trip but me. Thanks friends! Having all made it back from Spring Break successfully, there were many adventures to report. We had people on the islands and the beaches, Italy, Ireland, Scotland,…

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Estamos Viviendo La Vida!

Posted March 21st, 2016 by in Granada, Spain

Estamos viviendo la vida! We are living the life! (and first off, shout out to Lauren Dursky, my house mate here, for all the visuals) This week was more siestas, bread, miscommunications, getting a bit lost, and learning new past tense verb conjunctions. We have one more week of classes (prayers for those of us…

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Study Abroad – Granada, Spain Edition

Posted February 26th, 2016 by in Granada, Spain

Hola, buenos! My name is Megan Sole, I’m a junior studying Athletic Training at Central College, and this semester I am studying abroad in Granada, Spain. We have been here for about 7 weeks now, living with host families and learning how to navigate and adapt to the Spanish language and culture. Studying abroad isn’t…

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Welcome “Home”!

Posted October 21st, 2015 by Shelby in Granada, Spain

Hello travelers! So, it has been a while since I have posted. Here is a lesson and explanation in one. I was plugging my laptop into the wattage converter and then into the wall because I had heard many of horror stories about electronics being fried and I did not want anything to do with…

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Introducing Shelby

Posted September 6th, 2015 by Shelby in Granada, Spain

Hello and welcome to my ever-changing world! My name is Shelby Palm and I am a small-town native of Monroe, Iowa (don’t beat yourself up too much if you haven’t heard of it). I attend Central College in Pella, Iowa and am a Spanish major for secondary education. I also plan on getting my ESL…

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How do we say Goodbye?

Posted May 18th, 2015 by Stacia in Granada, Spain

How do we say Goodbye was the title of a song we sang every year at show choir camp. Everybody would be bawling and trying to sing after we had all become so close over a week. Now, after being abroad for 5 months, I actually understand what the lyrics are saying. “How do we…

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Making my Study Abroad Experience my Own

Posted May 4th, 2015 by Stacia in Granada, Spain

Central Study Abroad provides lots of amazing opportunities for us in every location. It´s just part of what Central does. Both in Pella, and abroad I have been blessed with some amazing opportunities because of what Central College provides me. This semester, the program took us to Morocco, Sevilla, and several different cultural experiences like…

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A Birthday Abroad

Posted May 1st, 2015 by Stacia in Granada, Spain

First off, I would like to apologize for not posting in so long! With midterms, spring break, and a broken computer, I just haven’t had time to get things done! Also, in the midst of all of this craziness, I celebrated my 20th birthday here in Spain. Before coming here, I didn’t even realize that…

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Oh the Places You’ll Go

Posted March 12th, 2015 by Stacia in Granada, Spain

I apologize in advance for the cheesy blog post, but how many times have you had this book read to you? How many graduation parties was this book at? I have the book of course, and I have had it read to me many times and I have read it myself several times. Now, here…

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What’s for Dinner?

Posted March 4th, 2015 by Stacia in Granada, Spain

  This question is almost always on my mind. Back in the states it’s one of the first questions I ask when I walk in the door from Central. Also, I always check my.central or my email to see what we are eating on campus. Here in Spain, my roommate and I are always asking…

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