Category Archives: Set a foot

Packing for Study Abroad

The time is coming to pack up, to squeeze the suitcase shut and kiss your family and friends goodbye, to start a new chapter of your life in a different country, perhaps even on a different continent. And so the question becomes:

How do you pack an entire life into a suitcase or two?

As I prepare to pull my suitcase from its closet in my rented room and close the zippers on the life I created over the last four months in Madrid, I am reminded of the days of agonizing that went into closing that suitcase the first time in my room in Raleigh.

So after surviving and thriving over four months living from my suitcase, here are a few of the tips I found most helpful for packing for my time in Madrid: http://www.setafoot.com/monthly-tips-for-study-abroad-2/2016/12/12/packing-for-study-abroad

 

 

Celebrate Christmas in Madrid

Is it your first winter in Madrid? Are you wondering how to make the most of the chilly days here? Madrid in December is like nothing I have ever seen before, filled with light and color and excitement. After exploring the brightly lit and decorated streets in the newly cold weather, discover here some favorite Madrid winter traditions that I have stumbled upon! http://www.setafoot.com/monthly-tips-for-study-abroad-2/2016/12/5/winter-in-madrid-how-to-celebrate-xmas

 

Madrid Architecture: A Walking Tour

On any given street in Madrid, there are a thousand focal points dazzling from every angle – from postmodern sculptures peeking off rooftops to classical fountains circled by cars and buses to pastel-toned buildings, their years of origin faintly painted onto elaborate facades.

If you are looking to make the most of Madrid’s very varied architecture, here are some of my favorite spots in Madrid on an easy walking tour!

http://www.setafoot.com/monthly-tips-for-study-abroad-2/2016/10/6/madrid-architecture-a-walking-tour

First Impressions of Madrid After My First Week

To me, Madrid is a dream.

And now – my dream is my life. I have longed to study in Madrid ever since I first met the city two years ago, and from the day I left, I have been planning my return. I am a student and a writer, an explorer and a dreamer from the United States – specifically Raleigh, North Carolina. Now, I am a student for the next semester at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas.

Learn more about adapting to life in the cosmopolitan capital of Spain at http://www.setafoot.com/monthly-tips-for-study-abroad-2/2016/9/8/first-impressions-of-madrid-after-my-first-week