Madrid, España | Summer 2019
Studying Abroad: A Global Glimpse
"A year before embarking on this journey, I knew no Spanish but I wanted to learn how to communicate. I saw the beauty in another language"
I'd like to think of this 6-week journey as a testament to how much I've grown from the person before, to the person I am now who seems to have a greater understanding of the world. My time there was filled with fears, smiles, and in the end, tears. Madrid became a home away from home for me during the summer of 2019.
The Journey Summed up in 3 Minutes
Week Two: A Home Away From Home
Looking Up: First Moments in Spain
I lost my luggage, slept at the airport, and got kicked out of Starbucks...
...at the airport, I didn't even know the difference between left and right
I remember being super nervous to go to a new country by myself. I remember thinking that year was already filled with new adventures since I just finished my first year at a new university.
I remember feeling as if I wasn't ready to push myself outside of my comfort zone again, and certainly not to a country where I could barely speak the language.
On that flight, I fondly recall looking outside my window and was amazed at the beautiful sunset. Suddenly, this fear turned into excitement. And this excitement was what kept me going.