Monthly Archives: September 2012

¡Madrid!

Today, we had a short tour of Madrid’s main attractions. We had the privilege of seeing el Palacio Real (Royal Palace), which we found out has 6,500 rooms! Yes, I said 6,500 rooms. Does the royal family live there, you ask? Nope. … Continue reading

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Lessons in pirates and history

Immediately after I got back from my trip to Hamburg, I repacked and got on a bus to head to Western Denmark with my classmates. This week at DIS is core course week —students travel to some part of Denmark … Continue reading

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Speakers’ Corner

An update from Amie at the Democratic National Convention:  Who would’ve known that downtown Charlotte would temporarily turn into Speakers’ Corner? Protests show the power of freedom of speech, as I have witnessed them on an SMU study abroad trip … Continue reading

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Security at the convention

An update from Amie at the Democratic National Convention: Working at the Democratic National Convention that includes the President, Vice President, First Lady and countless Congressmen and women has given me many jaw-dropping experiences, especially with security. On our first … Continue reading

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The power of The Shirt

An update from Devin at the Democratic National Convention: Being a runner for CNN has its benefits. Aside from the unparalleled learning experience and the incredible access I have to the political process, I also get to wear a navy … Continue reading

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Talking with history

An update from Lauren at the Democratic National Convention: A few nights ago, I was allowed the privilege to hear first lady Michelle Obama’s history-making convention speech. From where I stood in the CNN press box, I was able to … Continue reading

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Face to face with genocide

This past weekend I spent time in Hamburg, Germany, with my Holocaust and Genocide class. In Hamburg we got to immerse ourselves in a little bit of Holocaust history by visiting the Bullenhuser Damm School as well as Neuengamme Concentration … Continue reading

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Field trip to Toledo

Mi Escuela La Fundación José Ortega y Gasset. It is a small and very beautiful campus in Madrid. About a 20-minute walk from my home, and a quick jaunt on el autobus. Toledo I was just blessed with the opportunity … Continue reading

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Bienvenido

After an uneventful flight we landed in Madrid, and the adventure began. I stepped into a world of Spanish, and quickly realized the pace at which I would be learning. It is exciting! I have learned mucho already. Sofía, the … Continue reading

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!Buen Viaje!

Today I embark on my adventure! I am saying goodbye to Carlsbad until December and head off to Dallas before it’s buen viaje y !Hola Madrid! on Saturday. I am beside myself with excitement, anticipation … and, well, a little fear. Mi … Continue reading

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