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  • Postcard from Spain

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    This is a picture I took when my program took us to Mallorca for the weekend. This was the highlight of my time in Spain because it was the moment when we really bonded, and did so on the beaches of the Mediterranean. We traveled a lot…

  • Credit: Celia Kohler
  • Major: Psychology
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, Spain, summer
  • 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
  • Un gran vista

  • This photograph is from Asturias, the northern region of Spain on one of the program's weekend trips. It is taken from the top of an ancient church on a mountain overlooking a beautiful valley. The weather there was so different than Madrid and Mallorca. It was slightly chilly and cloudy and…

  • Credit: Melissa Piana
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, Spain
  • El jardín

  • This photograph is from Mallorca, an island off the coast of Spain. On the last day of the trip, we toured a small farm to explore the almond and olive growing industry of the island. At the end of the tour, we were able to try authentic wine, cheese, meat, and…

  • Credit: Melissa Piana
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, Spain
  • The Hills are Alive

  • This photograph is from the mountains of Asturias, Spain on one of the program's weekend trips. We rode on horseback for two hours to a beautiful lake where we had a picnic lunch. It was the first time I had ever ridden a horse and the first time I had ever…

  • Credit: Melissa Piana
  • 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
  • Principe Pio - Madrid, Spain