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  • Adventures in España

  • Dear Global Edcuation Office,

    Hola desde España! Spain was an amazing place to spend the 2016 summer! It was incredible to learn about the culture and vast history of Spain as well as the  beautiful landscape and architecture. From the bustling streets of Madrid to the beautiful quiet mountains of Asturias…

  • Credit: Daniel O'Connell
  • Major: Neuroscience
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, Spain
  • A summer of becoming Madrileñas

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    In the short 6 weeks with Duke in Spain, I know that I have made some of the best memories I will have throughout Duke. From cities to grand cathedrals, Mallorcan beaches, the Picos de Europa mountain range, and not to mention the best gazpacho I will…

  • Credit: Mathilde Ooi
  • Major: Neuroscience
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, Spain, summer
  • A Spanish Excursion

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    The time I spent studying abroad in Spain includes some of the best memories that I have made to this day. One notable example of these is when we were visiting Asturias and a couple of us saw a mountain in the distance which looked fun to…

  • Credit: Brandon Dalla Rosa
  • Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, Spain
  • Isla del Paraíso

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    One of the highlights of the Duke in Spain summer program for me was our trip to Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the largest of the Islas Baleares off the east coast of Spain. Mallorca is a beautiful island of sunny beaches, bright-blue Mediterranean waters, and fresh…

  • Credit: Chuma Eruchalu
  • Major: Neuroscience
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, Spain
  • Melissa en Madrid

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    Having never been outside of the US before, every day in Spain feels like an adventure. One of the highlights of the program is the group trips we take to Toledo, Mallorca, Córdoba, and Asturias. I feel like I know and understand Spanish culture better thanks to…

  • Credit: Melissa Piana
  • Major: Public Policy and Economics
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, Spain
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Port Alguer, by Salvador Dalí

    As part of the Duke in Spain program this past summer, we took two courses during the six weeks we stayed in Spain -one on the literature and arts of modern Spain, and another on the economic crisis. During this time, we would have more traditional…

  • Credit: Danielle Kwon
  • Major: Undecided
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, Spain
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Sister City

    Dear Global Education Office:

    Hola!

    Previous to our trip, the only image I had of Toledo, Spain originated from a short segment celebrating the 80th anniversary of the union of the two Toledos on my local news.  After our visit to the spanish Toledo, however, I can say with…

  • Credit: Madison Krischak
  • Major: Undeclared
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, Spain
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    Duke in Spain takes Gijon

    I have had an amazing time in Spain and I can't believe how fast the 6 weeks has flown by. Last weekend our class took a trip to Leon and Austorias and before returning home we took a quick stop in the…

  • Credit: Briana Mittleman
  • Major: Biology/Genome Science Public Policy Certificate/Spanish Minor
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, Spain
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Parque de Buen Retiro

    When I die bury me inside the Retiro! This park is so beautiful, accessible, and endless- it is definitely one of my favorite spots in the city. Only a few blocks from where I'm staying, it's fantastic to run in and it's great…

  • Credit: Thomas Fitzpatrick IV
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, Spain, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office: 

    To say that my six weeks in Spain were "life-changing" would be an understatement. As cliché as it sounds, my experiences last summer had me crossing off items from my "Bucket List" at every turn. I saw passion and bravado in the bullring and on the flamenco…

  • Credit: Ernest Britt III
  • Major: Political Science
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, Spain
  • Postcard From Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    New Horizons

    I never thought I could feel so strangely at home in a place so far from it. Spain allowed me to see and encounter it all, my experience being shaped by everything from the spectacular, such as this breathtaking view from the mountains in Asturias…

  • Credit: Ali Schwartz
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    My summer in Spain with the Duke in Spain program was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I wish I could pinpoint one event to sum up the trip, but that would be impossible. We traveled to many amazingly different places, each one adding…

  • Credit: Caitlin Finn
  • Major: Neuroscience, Spanish
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, Madrid, Spain, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    This summer I stayed in Madrid for 6 weeks with the Duke in Spain summer program. Though I have traveled before with my family, this trip marked my first visit abroad on my own. I initially went to Madrid in order to practice Spanish, but once I…

  • Credit: Adiel Mora
  • Major: Public Policy
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, Madrid, Spain, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Despite the blurriness of the photo, I hope it captures the excitement we felt in attending a Real Madrid game -- in Madrid itself! Perhaps the fact that I hadn't been to a professional football game before was a factor, but watching the game from our seats…

  • Credit: Joanna Kim
  • Major: Undeclared
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, Spain, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    During our trip to Asturias, we were given the opportunity to travel on horseback through the beautiful countryside of northern Spain. Although it would be quite cliché to pick this excursion as one of my favorite parts of the program, I have to do so anyway (but…

  • Credit: Kevin Hedrick
  • Major: Public Policy Studies
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, Spain, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    My study abroad experience was phenomenal, and I strongly encourage each and every Duke student to take advantage of this opportunity.

    I applied to the Duke in Spain program because I wanted the opportunity to really surround myself with the culture. I am fascinated by the Spanish…

  • Credit: Alisha Williams
  • Major: Biology
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, Spain, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    You might have heard the saying around campus "You Only Live Once", usually shortened to "YOLO", but since we were in Spain, we translated it to "Sólo Vives Una Vez" or "SVUV". (It's a little more difficult to say but just as much --or more-- fun.) So…

  • Credit: Alexis Pearce
  • Major: French/Spanish Combination
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, Madrid, Spain, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Office of Study Abroad:

    The night before my trip to Madrid, I was very anxious about the new experience before me and the new people that I would meet, but at the same time I was very excited about the next 6 weeks of my life. When I arrived to…

  • Credit: Brittany Young
  • Major: NULL
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, Madrid, Spain, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    This past summer I had an amazing time in Spain with the Duke in Spain program. Besides learning more about Spanish literature, art, and history in my classes that I took, I had an experience of a lifetime. While staying with a host family in Madrid, I…

  • Credit: Shannon Beall
  • Major: Psychology and Spanish
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, Madrid, Spain, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    After six weeks in Madrid for the Duke in Spain program, I have returned home with numerous unforgettable experiences from being abroad. For one thing, I have tasted a variety of Spanish foods ranging from paella to croquetas. For another, I did many things that I had…

  • Credit: Emily Chang
  • Major: Biology
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, Madrid, Spain, summer
  • Principe Pio - Madrid, Spain