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.

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 […]

Semana Santa

Holy Week. (That is what the title of this blog means, in case you were wondering.) Holy Week is the culmination of the season of Lent for Christians, especially Catholics, and it is an important if not the most important week during the year. While Spain abolished Catholicism as the official religion in the 1978 […]

France & Friends

Well, I’ve been meaning to get back to France for a while now. And now, I’ve done it. I still haven’t gone to the most mainstream of places: Paris, but it doesn’t bother me too much, as it seems like everyone ends up passing through there at some time or another. I was bummed that […]

The Lows of Study Abroad

March has been a pretty weird month this year. Past March’s have been full of birthday celebrations, tennis, and spring break. This March my birthday still came and I did lots of fun things with lots of fun people, but it felt a lot of people. I hit my low point.  Low point is just […]

Climate Change in Spain?

I don’t know firsthand how the weather is in Albuquerque, New Mexico, right now, but in Madrid it is hot. Well, I guess it’s not like hot hot, but it certainly is unseasonably warm. I could actually have written this blog a month ago and it would still have been correct. Since mid-February, the sun […]