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.

Budapest

Is there a better way to relax after a long semester than to juggle airport security, transportation, bags, and check-ins? Not in a million years, those are the best. (Disclaimer: This is a joke.) But that is what I decided to do, and so a month ago I scheduled a flight the day after my […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]