Author

Marta Armour

Location

Arcadia in Granada, Spain


About

Hola! I am a junior at Arcadia University studying International Studies and Spanish. I am originally from El Salvador and but I have grown up in the City of Brotherly Love. I've gone abroad three times with Arcadia to Sicily for preview, Cuba for the summer and Costa Rica for a Global Field Study. I am in love with traveling and cultures. I can't wait to live in Granada for a full academic year and to put all my Spanish culture classes to use!

Hospitalized – 3,000 miles away from home

Marta Armour November 30, 2017

So November didn’t start off so well. My laptop broke and took about 2 weeks to get fixed. Midterms were coming up and I had no idea how the Spanish set up their exams. As mentioned in my previous blog post we went to Toledo and Madrid. That trip was… More

Small Town or Metropolis?

Marta Armour November 17, 2017

This weekend the Arcadia in Granada group went to Toledo and Madrid. Where are Toledo and Madrid? Toledo is a small town located in the autonomous region of Castile-La Mancha, about 3.5 hours north of Granada. So for this trip we finally went north. Toledo… More

The Inevitable

Marta Armour October 23, 2017

You can’t escape it. You know it’s going to happen at least once or maybe even a dozen times while you’re abroad. You will get sick. But you’ll be ok, I promise. This blog is a bit late because I got sick. Really sick, I was uncomfortably hot in temperatures… More

Albayzín and Alhambra

Marta Armour October 5, 2017

This week was orientation. Classes haven’t start so there’s still the “wow” factor going on. We had hours and hours of lectures about safety and travel. Thanks to our wonderful program managers Marta and Eugenia we all feel fully prepared to take on Granada… More

Last Week at Home: Goodbyes and Packing

Marta Armour September 22, 2017

The final days before departure include many goodbyes, final work shifts, and lots and lots of packing and repacking. Packing for an entire academic year has been insanely challenging, but saying goodbye to everyone has been harder. Saying goodbye to… More