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The Ups and Downs of the Champions League

The Ups and Downs of the Champions League

Austin Davidson February 21, 2019

This past week, the Champions League started up again with the round of 16. While I love watching the Champions League, it has begun to appear as if it’s the same teams playing each other each year....

Photo credit: Alexandra Parris

Spain’s unstable freedom of speech

Soleil Gaffner August 25, 2018

Spain had a very tumultuous summer, starting with a very sudden change in government. With this new government came a new prime minister, Parliament and policies. However, it also came with a very quiet,...

Brenda Ramos smiles as she crosses the Metropol Parasol bridge in Sevilla, Spain during Trinity’s first semester-long study abroad program in Spain last fall. photo provided by Katsuo Nishikawa

All the world is your classroom

Bladimir Ruiz January 28, 2018

I am a first-generation college graduate. I grew up in a poor family in Venezuela, and was fortunate enough to have a grandmother who pushed me to continue in school. I went to college, I even went to...

Illustration by Yessenia Lopez, staff illustrator

Reverse culture shock is real

Gabriella Garriga January 24, 2018

"Mom, I really don’t think I can handle this right now," said Destiny Hopkins, senior sociology major. For Hopkins, a trip to the supermarket last year turned hazardous. Standing with her mom in one...

Ten students pioneered the Trinity in Spain program in Madrid. Upon return to the United States, the students were surprised by how few of their credits applied to Pathways, Trinity's curriculum. Photo provided by Katsuo Nishikawa.

Study abroad paves a new pathway

Kathleen Creedon January 24, 2018

Last semester, 10 students and one professor flew to Madrid for Trinity’s first full-semester study abroad program, Trinity in Spain. Though the students were warned that they might not get credit for...

Trinity students enjoy traditional Spanish tapas. photo provided by Soleil Gaffner

On tapa the world: Gaffner on traditional Spanish food

Soleil Gaffner November 10, 2017

While in Spain, I have tried my fair share of Spanish cuisine. I’ve learned that seafood, olive oil and pork are incredibly popular in most Spanish foods. Unfortunately, I’ve finally hit that wall...

Catalonia was a turbulent region over the summer. photo provided by Soleil Gaffner

Catalan independence for dummies

Soleil Gaffner November 3, 2017

Spain is in an uproar. For the first time since the 1970s, Spain is facing internal conflict concerning self-governance and the right to nationalism. As an outsider looking in, I have less of an emotional...

photo by Miguel Webber

Thoughts from abroad: Celebrating Halloween in Spain

Soleil Gaffner October 27, 2017

Studying abroad is one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that is hard to pass up. But missing your favorite American holidays while abroad will always make you think twice. Halloween is undoubtedly...

photo by Miguel Webber

Learning lessons from Spanish immigration

Soleil Gaffner October 12, 2017

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. I'm excited to hear about the events that Trinity's own Trinity University Latino Association and Mexico, the Americas, and Spain program...

Many Spaniards in Madrid are against the referendum and show their support of the Spanish government by carrying flags. Photo by Soleil Gaffner

Students in Madrid experience Catalonian independence movement

Kendra Derrig October 11, 2017

The regional government of Catalonia, Spain "” which includes the city of Barcelona "” held a referendum on Oct. 1 to declare independence from Spain. Trinity students studying abroad in Madrid have...

photo by Miguel Webber

Culture shocked in Spain: Gaffner reports

Soleil Gaffner September 28, 2017

Hola, clase. Today, I'm writing about intercultural learning capacities, or, in plainer terms, culture shock. During our week-long traveling seminar, the Trinity in Spain program was accompanied by...

photo by Miguel Webber

The tarnished present of Spain: Gaffner abroad

Soleil Gaffner September 12, 2017

This week on Soleil's Adventures in Spain, I realize how grateful I am that I was able to experience study abroad through Trinity. The program organizers, Trinity's own Bladimir Ruiz, Rosana Blanco-Cano...

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