Let me start off by introducing you to the lovely group that I get to spend the next five weeks with.
Sarah, Natalie, Madison, Will, Jason, Zander, Kyle, Elena(Our excursion planner), Miranda, Me, Megan, and Cara.
Many of us are from Wisconsin, a couple from the east coast, one from the west coast, and two from Colorado. We already act like a family, and I don't want to have to leave them... in 4 weeks. We get together for tapas and drinks regularly. We are taking classes at the Spanish American Institute of International Education. It is a program that is affiliated with UW-Platteville. Here is the link if you would like to learn more... http://saiie.com
We are the only ones taking classes during the summer here, so they are very small. The professors are very nice and helpful. Some students are able to participate in sports programs with people from Sevilla that are around our age. The rest of us are excited to cheer them on when they have their games and competitions.
I am taking an upper level Spanish composition and conversation class. It will be a lot of work, but I don't think it will be too difficult. The reality that I actually had to study set in on Tuesday night. It was a pretty tough realization, because I don't really want to.. But I did come to Spain to study and stuff... It is a small price to pay to be able to experience this beautiful place.
While we are here we live with a señora and her family. Many of us have a roommate from the group, which has made the transition much easier. I live with Megan in an apartment building that is about a 20 minute walk from the school. Our señora makes us 3 meals a day Monday through Thursday, 2 on Friday, and 1 on Sunday. That means I will have lots of tapas and other fabulous food on the weekends. Starting tonight with tapas.
(Jota Jota is JJ is Spanish. It is an inside joke between my Spanish classmates and I from classes at UWP. I decided it was only appropriate to sign off with it since I am in Spain.)