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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Getting lost on Purpose

Posted February 26th, 2015 by Stacia in Granada, Spain

  I know that title sounds crazy, especially because if you know me, I am expert at getting lost. I can get myself lost trying to get from Pella Christian Grade School back to campus. I can get lost going from the grocery store to my house in Ankeny. I also cannot get myself from…

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Daytripping 101

Posted February 17th, 2015 by Stacia in Granada, Spain

Hello from the beautiful city of Granada! I am currently freezing, but it is 45 degrees so I can’t complain. Things are going good here in Spain. Making new friends, going to church, and making it through classes. The only bad part about classes is that I never know if we have homework because it…

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Morocco Exchange

Posted February 11th, 2015 by Stacia in Granada, Spain

It’s been a really crazy week! I just got back from Morocco and Italy and classes started today! It’s been quite an adventure these last couple weeks adjusting to Granada. I am ready to have a routine, even if that means homework, tests, and classes! Morocco was an amazing experience because I learned so much…

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