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  • 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 City on the Coast

  • This image depicts Alicante, Spain and was taken from a castle overlooking the city.  When I arrived in Spain I didn’t speak a word of Spanish.  My host family was foreign to me as was the city and the language and yet just six weeks later I knew enough Spanish to…

  • Credit: Leah Kaiser
  • Tags: Duke in Alicante, Spain
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    It was a wonderful six weeks studying in Alicante, Spain. Alicante is a beautiful city by the Costa Blanca with golden beaches and the Mediterranean Sea. After four hours of intensive Spanish class everyday, I would head home for lunch with my host mom. After lunch, you…

  • Credit: Huanbing Xu
  • Major: Philosophy/Economics
  • Tags: Alicante, Duke in Alicante, Spain, summer
  • Principe Pio - Madrid, Spain