I had the wonderful opportunity to study abroad this past summer in Toledo, Spain. Toledo is a small city about 45 minutes outside of Madrid. Over the course of six weeks I stayed in Toledo, traveled, and studied Spanish.
I loved Toledo because it was a city so different from any that I’d seen before. The people were very kind, and the culture was beautiful. During my time in Spain, I was also able to travel each weekend to different cities around the country. Although I was a little nervous going into the program because I didn’t know anyone, I quickly made friends and traveled each weekend with them.
My favorite city to visit was Valencia, where most of my study abroad group explored together. A bunch of us rented bikes to ride to the largest aquarium in Europe, and then went swimming in the ocean.
I definitely encourage others to study abroad, because it was hands-down one of the greatest life experiences I have had. You will become so close to the people you travel with, enhance your knowledge of the world and experience things you will never forget.