2022 Travel Study Blog
The Spanish & Portuguese Travel Study Scholarship (Link to travel study scholarship page) provides recipients $500 towards their participation in our immersive cultural and educational abroad experiences as part of our Travel Study Programs. Each Travel Study Scholarship recipient is required to create a blog that highlights their experience abroad.
The 2022 Spanish & Portuguese Travel Study Scholarship recipients are:
Granada, Barcelona, Madrid
Barcelona, Zaragoza, Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Málaga, Córdoba, Sevilla, Nerja
5 weeks. 9 cities. Layers and layers of history and culture to experience. On the Granada, Barcelona, and Madrid Travel Study program, I was able to experience these cities and many more while I spent five weeks in Spain. This program was a combination of taking Spanish classes, going on cultural excursions to see the main sights of each city, and living and experiencing the Spanish lifestyle. A typical day consisted of classes in the morning, and then time to explore each city or go on tours in the afternoons.
From excursions for tapas with my class to enjoying the panoramic views from the Alhambra to walking through the pristine Parque Retiro, the Granada travel study program was an inundation of culture. Having recently returned home, it is nostalgic to recall my 5 weeks in Spain that were filled with wonderful memories and fascinating academic experiences.
Postcards From Spain
When I was ten years old, I received a white framed postcard with shining buildings and bridges in the center. On the back of the postcard was a note from my older sister that traveled 5,503 miles. It told me about her experience studying abroad in Brighton and encouraged me to do the same when I was in college. Ten years later, I enrolled in a UCLA Travel Study Spanish class and booked my flight to Barcelona.