Gina S.


Arcadia in Granada, Spain


Hey! Hola! Bonjour! Shalom! My name Gina Slonin and I'm a sophomore at Arcadia University. I'm studying International Studies/Business and Spanish has my two majors with no room left for a minor, but plenty of room to travel! I've traveled south to Costa Rica and Chile to not only compare their life to mine, but to learn their culture and their language. Now, I am studying in Granada, Spain for my first semester and then Toledo, Spain for my second semester! Hopefully I'll be fluent in Spanish by then! I'm living with a family so I can fully understand the local life here in Spain. If you would like to live vicariously through me, you are more then welcome to watch my video blogs! Hasta luego!!!

Nerja Caves, the Tropical Coast, and Flamenco

Gina S. November 10, 2016

The Arcadia group went on a trip to the Nerja caves and the tropical coast. The Nerja caves were rediscovered in 1959 and are now one of Spain's biggest tourist attractions. Nerja is in the province Málaga which is just slightly south of Granada. After… More

La Alhambra and Albacin

Gina S. October 25, 2016

The Arcadia program took us on tours of La Alhambra and Albacin, which were included in the program. We had a wonderful guide for both trips and were taken to the best views of the ancient Arab influenced palace (San Nicolas) and of the city Granada.… More

Bienvenido a Granada!

Gina S. October 5, 2016

Granada has been very welcoming and this first week couldn't have gone any better! Arriving and getting around my first day was probably the biggest challenge I've yet to face. But it gave me the perfect excuse to start using my Spanish! The food here… More