Miguel S.

Sophomore - International Studies and Spanish
Farmington, New Mexico

Study Abroad Location: Madrid, Spain

Interests: Learning, traveling, and having fun.

Extra Curricular Activities: UNM Club Tennis, Students for Life, and Catholic stuff

Red or Green? red

“I don’t know where I’m going, but I am on my way.”
— Carl Sandburg

Favorite Class: Approaches to Languages and Cultures (MLNG 101) or Legacy of Exploration: Rites of Passage (UHON 121)

Favorite Bands: Imagine Dragons, AJR, The Chainsmokers, OneRepublic, American Authors, Bastille

What do you know now that you wish you knew when entering UNM?
I wish I knew that living on campus is way nicer and more convenient than you may think it is, especially when Lapo is 24/7 and they will make you burritos at night!

What are your favorite events around Albuquerque?
Balloon Fiesta, $5 movies on Tuesdays, and catching nice deals at TJ Maxx.

What are you looking forward to most during your time abroad?
I am looking forward to experiencing the culture of Europe, getting to travel, learning from a different perspective, and the reasonable drinking age.

What advice would you give to an incoming UNM student?
Make sure you get out of the dorm room and smell the roses every once in a while, college isn’t just the classes you take but the extracurriculars and other things that you do. Have some fun. (Also study because the tests are sometimes hard.)

Meet Miguel S.

Morocco Trip & Thoughts on International Education

At first, I thought of making two different blog posts about the topics in this post, but after reflecting for a minute on my trip to Morocco and the importance of international education, I decided that they were analogous in many ways. Perhaps explaining them together will make it the relationship between both clearer to […]

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 […]

Las Carrers de Valencia

It always amazes me the amount that you can accomplish in one weekend. I mean, some weekends you feel like wow, that felt amazing to waste two complete days. Other weekends you get less sleep than during the weekdays. This weekend was one of those.  This last weekend, I made a trip to Valencia, Spain. […]

Social Life in Madrid

I was unsure of what to title this blog post. I thought about putting “International Student Life in Madrid,” but not all of the people that I have met in Madrid have been students or even people that live here (plus it is a dreadfully long title). I settled on this title because of the […]

Getting Settled In

Hola everyone! My greetings from Spain to wherever you are. Timezones are wack man. I mean if I want to get anything done in the United States now I have to wait until at least 2pm if not closer to 4pm Spanish time, but then by the time things are actually being put into motion […]