All Blog Posts Tagged 'Spring' (10)

Internship with the Kiddos

I haven't talked about my internship yet and I wanted to for those future students doing the same program and have the option. DO IT! It was so rewarding.

If you are debating, I highly recommend it .



I worked as a teacher's assistant in a local school that had elementary through middle school kids. I personally worked with 10/11/12 year olds either in their English class, or their 'citizenship class' that was taught in English. The citizenship class covered various topics…

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Added by Cassandra Hanson on August 17, 2013 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Most Important Blog! (My Tips for You)

OK! I feel my best contribution with this blog would be to write some tips for future quarter abroad students. I wish I had known these things before coming. If you are going on the Spain program, or any in general, here are some things I recommend. If you want a quick list it’s here, or read on for explanations and anecdotes:

Things To Bring

Nicer clothes

 Of course this is optional, but we dress very…

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Added by Cassandra Hanson on August 17, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

1 Month Anniversary

It is the first of May and officially one month since I've arrived in Spain.

I can't believe time has flown by that quickly. This weekend we are taking a trip all together to see the southern part of Spain and some of the must-see cities. We will be going to Granada, Seville and Cordoba. (You can see it on the map above) Every…

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Added by Cassandra Hanson on May 1, 2013 at 4:36am — 3 Comments

Segovia

This Friday, I went to visit Segovia.

On the way 

The trip was through ACCENT - the company that UC Davis is partnered with here in Spain. I paid 25Euro and took the bus there with friends from the UC Davis…

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Added by Cassandra Hanson on May 1, 2013 at 4:33am — No Comments

The Gang

Some of the gang at El Retiro

Best group I could ask to experience Spain…

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Added by Cassandra Hanson on May 1, 2013 at 4:23am — No Comments

El Rastro

I found my new sunday morning ritual 

Today we went to El Rastro, which is a huge flee market they have every sunday morning . They sell everything and anything. There were genuine leather goods, shoes, bags, belts, clothes, scarves, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, and nicknacks. Some of the venders sell new goods and others have estate sales. …

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Added by Cassandra Hanson on May 1, 2013 at 4:22am — No Comments

El Retiro

Ohhhhhmyyyyggooodddnneesss..

El Retiro AKA Heaven



Yesterday, my roommate (Rachel), and two of the boys (Omar and Andrew) decided to check out El Retiro. Everyone has recommended we go and told us how beautiful it is, but it exceeded my highest expectations. The park is goorrggeeoouusss!

We took the metro and the exit placed you right on the edge of the park. And so we walked.

Paved and dirt paths spiderweb across the whole park, which spans at least 10 city…

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Added by Cassandra Hanson on May 1, 2013 at 4:20am — No Comments

Longest Day of my Life

I made it... 

somehow....

I can't believe how many hours I have been awake.

Only slept on the plane for about 2 hours and fighting with the sandman as we speak until its a reasonable hour to sleep here in Spain.

But everything went smoothly. There were at least 7 other people from the program on my flight so getting to the ACCENT center was easy and then Taxied to my host family's place.

THEY ARE SO DARN CUTE!

My Spanish is probably no where near…

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Added by Cassandra Hanson on May 1, 2013 at 4:12am — No Comments

D Day

It's D day...

Well technically it's 10 min until midnight of Departure day, but close enough! By the time in finish writing this it will be.

All the days leading up to it have been a valiant effort to try and organize the past half century of my life! (Not to be dramatic or anything)

Not only am I packing for Spain, but moving out of the house.. my house... I lived in for the past four years. After the Quarter Abroad Program in Madrid, I plan to stay longer and won't be…

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Added by Cassandra Hanson on May 1, 2013 at 4:09am — No Comments

The Beginning of My Time in Japan!

Credit: Kaki Y.…

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Added by Lily Leventhal on March 31, 2013 at 5:11pm — 1 Comment

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