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Señorita Spanglish: Class, Cathedrals and the Post Office

By: Abby Stanley

I passed my final exam for my first class here in Cádiz! I was so nervous about the oral and listening sections of the exam, but I ended up doing just fine! Both professors, Inma 1 and Inma 2, had very nice things to say, so I felt much better about my episode on Tuesday.  Professors here are just more direct and blunt than at VSU.  Although, I felt like a failure in that moment, I know that I have learned so much in just two weeks!  Now, I will be moving up to a more advanced Spanish class in which we will be learning about the culture of Spain! The “more advanced” part scares me just a little bit, but I have heard that it is a fun class to take while actually in Spain, so I am very excited to be given the opportunity.

I went to the post office today to mail postcards to my family and friends.  My experience was very interesting, to say the least.  It’s amazing how even the small things in different countries are just so different.  In order to even get a stamp, you have to press A or B (not sure what the difference is), get a ticket that will have a number on it, and wait for your number to come up on the screen. I can’t decide if I like it better than in the United States or not. Either way, I was able to communicate and get my cards in the mail, but there is no telling how long it will take for them to get to Georgia!

Several members of the group went up the biggest Cathedral and the highest point in Cádiz this afternoon as well. It was not near as tall and tiring as the cathedral in Sevilla, but the view was just as beautiful.

We are all having the time of our lives, and none of us want to go home! Unfortunately, the trip is half-way over with.

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