Taylor McGee: Post 4

Posted Posted in 2021 Summer

Taylor McGee Instituto FranklinAlcalá de Henares, SpainSummer 2021June 29, 2021 This will be my final blog post from my trip to Spain. Overall, I’ve had a truly wonderful time, and my final weekend here will be one that I will remember fondly for the rest of my life. This past weekend I had the opportunity to go to Toledo, one of the most historic sites in all of Spain, and Valencia, a beach city on the Mediterranean with a rich history, killer gastronomy, and beaches that are to die for. My program took us through a guided tour of Toledo, […]

Taylor McGee: Post 3

Posted Posted in 2021 Summer, Summer

Taylor McGee Instituto FranklinAlcalá de Henares, SpainSummer 2021 June 20, 2021 My two favorite parts of every city are the museums and the hiking. Alcalá de Henares (and Madrid) have both in spades. The three biggest art museums in Madrid are the Reina Sofia museum, the Thyssen Museum, and the Prado Museum. When in Madrid, I would recommend going through all three. While many of the museums have restrictions against taking pictures in certain wings or exhibits, much of the Reina Sofia can be photographed. One of the most famous paintings in the Reina Sofia museum is the painting I’ve […]

Taylor McGee: Post 2

Posted Posted in 2021 Summer, Summer

Taylor McGeeInstituto FranklinAlcalá de Henares, SpainSummer 20216/7/2021 One of the things that has come to hit me pretty hard is just how different things are in Spain than in the states. The first thing I really noticed was the birds. For as long as I can remember the birds have sounded more or less the same, but in Spain they have a very different set of birds, which make different, and sometimes truly disturbing, noises. For example, the city of Alcalá de Henares is well known for it’s storks. The University has storks on its crest, there are massive stork […]

Taylor McGee: Post 1

Posted Posted in 2021 Summer, Summer

Taylor McGee Instituto FranklinAlcalá de Henares, SpainSummer 20216/2/2021 June 2021 The trip to Spain was less than ideal. Besides the baby screaming on and off during the 8 hour transatlantic flight, the air crew nearly forgetting to load 1,000 pounds of fuel into the plane (which feels like my flight almost ended up on the news), the Delta agent who insisted that only people with Spanish passports could enter the country, and shifting my sleep and meal schedule has been exceptionally difficult. Thankfully, I’ve got a really cool host family, made up of a single father who’s daughter is off […]

Raymond LeBlanc: Post 4

Posted Posted in 2021 Spring, Semester

Raymond LeBlanc London School of Economics and Political Science London, England Spring 2021 Blog 4 I agreed to take an eleven-day trip with two complete strangers. Well, most people would consider two people, one from Massachusetts and one from Jaipur, both of whom you had met the month before complete strangers. However, in the short time that I knew these two guys we became pretty good friends. We all shared a massive itch to get the most out of our time abroad. This shared characteristic was all we needed to say, “let’s take an eleven day road trip into a […]

Raymond LeBlanc: Post 3

Posted Posted in 2021 Spring, Semester

Raymond LeBlancLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceLondon, EnglandSpring 2021 MayTime is flying here in the UK. This is because I have started filling my free time with more and more interesting activities. This past week, I planned a road trip to Scotland with two of my friends who are also from the United States. I am amazed at how willing three strangers are to spend 11 days driving together from the midlands to the highlands. Even more amazing is the three of us met a friend from London who will let us put 1,500 miles on his car! Absolutely […]

Raymond LeBlanc: Post 1 & 2

Posted Posted in 2021 Spring

Raymond’s first two posts are posted together. Global Ed apologies for the delay. Raymond LeBlancLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceLondon, EnglandSpring 2021 JanuaryThis year sucks. Everyone had high hopes for 2021 after the rather uneventful year that was 2020. Many of my plans were foiled as 2020 raged against humanity; among those interrupted plans was my intention to travel to London where I would spend a full ten months studying economics and management in the prestigious environment that is the London School of Economics and Political Science. This was removed from my decision set in August due to the […]

Franz Gilbert: Post 4

Posted Posted in 2021 Spring, Semester

Franz GilbertAmerican UniversityWashington, D.C. USASpring 20214/12/2021 It feels like time is flying, or maybe it is because it feels like my life is more eventful. Not only do I get the opportunity to keep up with what is going on at H-SC, but I have also established a new circle of friends and activities while up here in D.C. It feels like every day is jam-packed with activities. Work and Classes Since my last blog, things have pretty much stayed the same course. I am still impressed every day with the level of guest speakers that I have been able […]