Semester is (Almost) Over

Well, I hope everybody’s summer is going well. If it is summer for you wherever you live or go to school. Because it’s not summer here yet. Technically, anyways. Sure, classes ended on the 12th of May, but here in Spain, following the end of classes, there is a 3 week long exam period during […]

New Semester at Carlos III

I don’t remember if I talked about how planning for, registering for, or actually going to classes is at la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (uc3m), but if I did, I want to say some things again and give another overview of some things to expect coming to this particular university, and maybe other people […]

End of the Semester!!!

Well folks, that’s a wrap. (On that semester, not really on anything else. I will be back next semester…and later with another blog).  An interesting fact about the Spanish education system is that the exams for the fall semester for Spanish, year-long, and Erasmus students take place in January… yes, after the holidays… after you […]

Japanese Culture Event! =D

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Hey everyone! The past two weeks have been so much fun, and educational at the same time. So first the educational stuff. For my history class I was assigned to visit a temple and do a report on it. This temple was called the Tsukiji Hongan-ji temple and the history on it was interesting in […]

Dead Week

So, it’s dead week, and let me tell you, this year’s dead week is hitting me like a brick. I’ve basically moved into Zim, and I’m surviving off of coffee and Red Bull. Luckily for me, my classes don’t have any multiple-choice exams, so finals week will be a breeze for me. Unluckily for me, […]

Some Thanksgiving time thoughts…

One of the interesting things that you learn when traveling abroad is that your sense of time gets screwed to all heck. Time goes slow, then it goes fast, then you wake up at 3pm, then you are waking up at 5am to catch a flight, and suddenly it’s 8pm on the day that is […]

What does it take to study abroad?

My mom actually suggested the topic for this blog post. It’s not that I don’t have things that I can write about, but I thought this topic could be potentially more interesting than me telling you how, even in Spain, professors make you write papers in groups and do presentations. (If you are surprised about […]