From January to April, I will be living with a host family in Alcalá, which is about 10 minutes outside of Madrid. My fabulous friend Katie, whom I met last year and lived with this last semester, is also going on the program and we'll be living with the same family. She is from Washington as well, and I love her to death and am so excited that we get to share this experience together! We will be going to school at the University of Alcalá, which is one of the oldest universities in Europe and is renowned for its Spanish-language programs. I'm a little nervous about taking classes from native Spanish speakers, getting used to speaking with a whole different tense, and just my Spanish-speaking abilities in general, but I really hope that I'll be able to learn quickly and come back speaking like a pro! I really love the Spanish language, and I can't think of a better way to learn it than in it's mother country! :)
Approximately 9 DAYS left! I can't wait!