New York, and I´m excited to see everyone next semester.
This semester, I'm studying abroad in Madrid, Spain. I´m taking two
Stern classes in English (Foundations of Finance and Introduction to
Marketing) and two in Spanish (Spain Today and Intermediate Spanish).
Spain Today is particularly interesting because we talk about the
complicated political and social issues in Spain, something I wouldn´t
have known about otherwise. In Marketing, the professor always brings
up Spanish companies and advertising campaigns, which tends to be
different from popular brands in the US. I´ve started to become more
interested in business and politics from a European perspective, both
because its becoming more and more complicated, and because its so
relevant here. Please let me know if you´re thinking about studying
abroad and have any questions about classes!
Spain is strongly connected to its culture and history, although
Franco´s legacy does complicate that. It´s been great to experience
tapas, cafe con leche, lots of jamon (ham), and my favorite part, the
medieval and different neighborhoods in Madrid. I love how close the
historical attractions are to the modern, busy parts of the city.
The other amazing part is the travel! So far I´ve had the chance to go
the medieval towns of Caceres and Segovia within Spain, and to the
cosmopolitan, colorful city of Barcelona (with USWIB´s Stephanie
Revering)! When you see these medieval villages and castles, you can
just imagine the people living there and how there lives and decisions
would have been - it feels like you´ve stepped directly back in time.
While in Caceres (in the rural and rough-and-tumble Extremadura region
of Spain) we crossed into the Portuguese border town of Castelo de
Vide. Although most people there did not speak Spanish or English,
they were very friendly and extremely interested in hearing about New
I´ve also gone to London - where I met up with Katherine Gang, Sachi
Jain, and Mackenzie Bishop. London was like seeing the place where so
many movies and stories take place - especially Harry Potter. St.
Paul´s Cathedral and the Tower of London were definitely some of the
highlights of this trip.
forward to the rest of it!