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Peeling the Layers of a Culture

The program has officially started! Last week I met in Madrid with Dr. Cabrera, Assistant Director of Arcadia in Granada… More

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Peeling the Layers of a Culture

Diana Angel Alvarez September 14, 2018

The program has officially started! Last week I met in Madrid with Dr. Cabrera, Assistant Director of Arcadia in Granada, who welcomed us to Spain and to the Arcadia -Toledo program. We had a short but substantial tour, were spoiled with great food and… More

Is this Really Happening?

Diana Angel Alvarez September 6, 2018

Does this happen to you, that as soon as someone asks you to write down your experience, your brain wipes out and goes blank? Well, it happens to me and more often than I would like to admit. I arrived to Toledo, Spain, with two weeks to anticipate the… More

Hasta Luego Granada

Melanie Vines July 3, 2018

As the classic cliché tells us, all good things must come to an end. It’s crazy to believe that this incredible, life-changing month is over and that I’m going home now. So little will have changed there, while I feel that I’ve changed so much. Living… More

Living with a Host Family

Melanie Vines June 22, 2018

The primary reason I chose to study abroad with the Arcadia program rather than with my own university was that Arcadia offered me the ability to stay with a host family. I wanted this experience in order to fully immerse myself in the Spanish language… More

The Art of Flamenco

Melanie Vines June 21, 2018

In my few short weeks here in Andalucía, I have already fallen in love with flamenco. I had always heard of flamenco and had even read a book about it before traveling to southern Spain, but I did not quite know what to expect. Originating here in Andaluc… More

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