Melanie Brown


Arcadia in Granada, Spain


Hello y hola! My name is Melanie Brown, and I’m stoked to be able to share the wild ride that I’m sure my semester in Granada will be. I’m a second year Junior in the 3-year International Studies program with a minor in Spanish at Arcadia University, and I will be living in Spain for my 2018 Spring semester! I’ve been to 21 countries thus far, and I plan on expanding that list while I’m abroad, learning more about the world that I live in each step of the way. While in Granada, I will live in a homestay and attend classes at at the University of Granada. All of my classes will be in Spanish, and I will be completing an internship (yet to be determined) while I’m there! I’m especially excited to completely immerse myself in the “granadino” lifestyle and hopefully complete mastery in Spanish. I studied abroad in London for my first ever semester at college, and I am more than ready for round two.

We went paragliding?! / Fuimos en parapente?!

Melanie Brown February 19, 2018

Preface: This post will focus on the weekend in which Nick, my boyfriend, visited me (one time for the price of three!) in Granada. He gave me an IOU for a future paragliding trip in Europe for Christmas about two years ago, so this was a long time coming… More

I’m Famous in Granada?! (Not Clickbait)

Melanie Brown February 12, 2018

El Día de San Cecilio, patrón de Granada Corrina, Bethany, and I heard about a really cool celebration of the patron saint of Granada from our Spanish friends and decided to see what it was all about. We made the one hour hike up the extremely hilly… More

Granada, finally! / Finalmente estamos en Granada!

Melanie Brown February 6, 2018

Parque Federico García Lorca In this blog, I’m only going to document the days that stick out to me most—the ones that contain my favorite memories and the ones that I most want to share! After an extensive orientation, I was delighted to have an entire… More

Toledo...Spain? / Madrid y Toledo

Melanie Brown January 27, 2018

Madrid What a busy week it has been! I feel like I haven't had a second away from all the excitement to relax in forever. Definitely not a bad thing though. I began my time in Spain flying into Madrid from Scotland. I missed the first day’s orientation… More

More Slowly Please, Scotland to Spain

Melanie Brown January 20, 2018

Más despacio por favor, Escocia a España Before I go into the dirty details of how linguistically unprepared I feel to live in Spain, I thought I’d discuss my unconventional travel plans for study abroad. I decided to visit my friends in Edinburgh, Scotland… More