Coming to a new place like this with merely a novice understanding of the language is a difficult thing to do. I did not have any idea what to expect though, until I got to Madrid and became friends with everyone. It was such a rewarding experience meeting new people in a foreign place, we all had at least one thing in common. I will surely miss Spain and all the memories I have made here.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
What a Summer
As the final days come to a close I cannot help but reflect on what has been an incredible summer. These past have far exceeded my expectations of what I thought Spain would be. I did not come into this program knowing anyone and hoping to meet some nice people who go to school with me. I accomplished that. I wanted to travel around Spain, meeting the people and taking in their culture, I did that too. Also, I wanted to become acquainted with my host family and share in all their customs, while teaching them a few things about Americans. I think I did both of those as well.