Tag: Toledo

Wait, So You Mean This Isn’t a Vacation? (Sasha Zwiefelhofer)

As of right now I’m double-majoring in International Business and Spanish. For the last few years I’ve heard a rumor going around that if you don’t come into college with any transfer credits (check), you study abroad (check), and you have a double major (check) there’s no way…

A Little Spanish Hospitality (Alyssa Wolan)

As I prepare to leave Spain, I feel that I must share one of the best aspects of studying abroad in Toledo, Spain.  I have been very touched by the friendliness of the staff at my school, my host family, and local people that I have…

Host Family in Toledo (Meg Domnick)

Living with a host family is probably one of the best experiences I’ve had while studying abroad in Toledo.  At first, I was very nervous to meet my host family, and even on the plane ride over to Spain I went through certain situations in my…

Becoming a Pro at Public Transportation (Meg Domnick)

Coming from a small town in Wisconsin with basically no public transportation available, I was in for a bit of a culture shock coming to Spain!  Public transportation is so abundant here.  There are local buses to get around the city of Toledo, trains to travel…

Spanish Conversions (Laura Gordon)

When I first arrived to Spain I was oblivious to things that I would usually pay attention to back home. This was because I was observing parts of a culture that I had never been immersed into before. I would say a few weeks into my…

Toledo: A Place to Pause and Reflect (Alyssa Wolan)

This week marks my fifth week in Toledo, Spain and I am still waiting to go through the normal stages of culture shock.  This is not to say that there are distinct differences between the Spanish culture and the American way of life.  In fact, they…

Helping Mother Nature in Toledo, Spain (Laura Gordon)

The changes that one has to go through to get accustomed to another culture can be very hard, but over the time that you spend living with that culture you become more accustomed to living situations. As soon as I arrived in Toledo, Spain, about three…