living abroad

Why Madrid is a great winter destination

Why Madrid is a great winter destination

    Traveling is always a good idea and doing it in the winter is a wonderful way of experiencing the season. Although most people reserve their travel planning for the summer, winter in Madrid...


7 Inexpensive Ideas for Valentine's Day in Madrid

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and for a lot of people it represents a great opportunity to let the people you love know how much they mean to you. Commercial holiday aside, this day...


7 Must Haves for Studying Abroad

  Study abroad? Here are 7 must haves to make the best study abroad experience. “Must haves” is a strong phrase, however these tips will help you make your experience smooth and fun!  ...


Host Family, Shared or Private Residence

For some people studying/living abroad is a chance to branch out, discover new things, discover yourself and live out an adventure. For others this may be a scary thing, being away from your friends...


Sharing an Apartment with International Students

Finding an apartment in a foreign country is hard, finding good roommates is even harder. We all know the struggle, it's a flip of the coin, you either end up making amazing memories with great...


5 Habits I Picked Up in Spain

1. Siesta: no matter where you are, at 2 or 3pm it is always siesta time!   2. Close Talking: There is no personal space between one human being and another is Spain.   3. Excessive...


Learn Spanish Fast in Madrid

You just moved to Madrid and you've realized Madrileños do not speak a lick of English. So essentially you've communicated by pointing, over enunciating words, over use of hand gestures and your...