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  • Força Barça!

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    The game ended 0-0, but I feel like a winner for watching FCB play in Barcelona! Barça fans could give Cameron Crazies a run for our money any day. They love their football club, and they love being from Barcelona! Program excursions like this one plus my local…

  • Credit: Abby Muehlstein
  • Major: Psychology
  • Tags: Spain
  • Las Hogueras de San Juan

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    The people of Alicante, a small town on the Eastern coast of Spain, consistently look forward to an extremely important annual tradition: Las Hogueras de San Juan. This festival lasts a week and is centered around the wooden sculptures built and beautifully painted by local artists. In…

  • Credit: Lauren DaSilva
  • Major: Undecided
  • Tags: Duke Intensive Spanish in Alicante, Spain
  • 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
  • The Hoguera of Ignorance

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    How incredible is this statue made entirely of paper and wood? During our last week in Alicante, these gigantic hogueras (Spanish for “bonfires”) appeared in the streets almost overnight, blocking major roadways and decorating the city. Each neighborhood spent an entire year creating controversial statues that pointedly…

  • Credit: Sam Sadler
  • Major: Neuroscience & Global Health
  • Tags: Duke in Alicante, 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
  • Las Hogueras

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    The last week of Alicante stood out as the most memorable period of my experience in Spain. Las Hogueras de San Juan – the Bonfires of Saint John – is one of the most important events in Alicante's cultural calendar and is one of the most popular festivals…

  • Credit: Michelle Dalson
  • Major: psychology
  • Tags: Duke Intensive Spanish in Alicante, Spain
  • Farewell Alicante

  • Dear Duke Global Education Office,

    The last six weeks of my life have been incomparable to any. Alicante, Spain is a beautiful and wonderful city that I truly hope I will get to see again in the future. This picture was taken at the program’s farewell lunch from the twenty-sixth floor…

  • Credit: Sarah Turner
  • Major: Psychology
  • Tags: Duke Intensive Spanish in Alicante, 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

  • Dear Global Education Office, 

    The six weeks I spent in Alicante, Spain were incredible, to say the least. Coming from a small city in Arkansas, spending my days studying at the beach and swimming in the Mediterranean was like something out of a dream. The trip marked my first visit both…

  • Credit: Bethany Sykes
  • Major: Psychology and Global Health
  • Tags: Duke Intensive Spanish in Alicante, 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:
     

    Words, neither English nor Spanish, literally cannot describe how thankful I am for this experience. The time that I spent in Alicante, Spain in the Intensive Language Program has allowed me to grow in ways that I did not even expect. It may seem like a…

  • Credit: Jonathan Hill-Rorie
  • Tags: Duke Intensive Spanish in Alicante, 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 photo was taken at last week's FC Barcelona v. Racing de Santander fútbol game. The game was held in Camp Nou - FC Barcelona's stadium. Camp Nou is the largest fútbol stadium in Europe, as it holds over 99,000 people!

    I am currently studying abroad in…

  • Credit: Katarzyna Truszkowska
  • Major: Economics
  • Tags: Barcelona, Spain
  • Principe Pio - Madrid, Spain