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SARAH WRIGHT/THE HOYA

24 Hours in Madrid

Welcome to Madrid, where the past and present collide in a city that is driven by modernization but maintains its historic charm. Bright and bustling with activity, Madrid reveals Spain’s rich history under the facade of its skyscrapers and trendy restaurants. In just 24 hours, explore Madrid by neighborhood, sample[Read More…]

SHRINATH: Lessons That Solitude Will Teach You

SHRINATH: Lessons That Solitude Will Teach You

In the middle of October, I took a nine-day trip through four cities in Spain — by myself. On the one hand, travelling alone is brilliant. With no one else dictating what to see, I could do whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. In Barcelona, I walked an average of[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Treasuring My Time at Home and Abroad

Treasuring My Time at Home and Abroad

Whether or not you trained for it, a semester spent studying abroad is a marathon. In the pursuit of “making the most of the short time abroad,” the only moments of rest are utilized recharging for the next outing. Every weekend, of course, must have a full itinerary. Perhaps it’s[Read More…]

by October 29, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Finding Comfort in Study-Abroad Discomforts

It is by no coincidence that the Spanish words for foreigner, extranjero, and strange, extraño, share linguistic roots. The foreign, in the many and various forms it takes, always seems a little weird and uncomfortable at first. The foreigner (as I myself am experiencing) can often be easily picked out[Read More…]

by September 17, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
A Hoya’s New Home

A Hoya’s New Home

The decision of whether or not to study abroad, and the pre-departure preparations, recall a series of events that, for most of us abroad-bound students, occurred two years prior: choosing and starting Georgetown. Every student has their set of special reasons for attending Georgetown. For some, it may be the[Read More…]

by September 4, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

I should start with a disclaimer: My trip to Spain has been my first real trip outside the United States, and, for that matter, off of the Eastern Seaboard. Despite an orientation session, my expectations and preparation for study abroad were nonexistent. The weeks leading up to my departure were[Read More…]

by December 10, 2013 0 comments The Guide