Fulbright Spain

As a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, I lived in Ourense, Spain from September 2018 to June 2019. Ourense is a city of about 100,000 in the northwest province of Galicia. My weekly responsibility was to teach sixteen hours of English at IES As Lagoas, a public school in the center of the city. Over the course of the year, I taught the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Curriculum to over 500 students.

I spent my first term mostly with juniors and sophomores and my second term with freshmen and eighth graders. For a peak into my daily life while living in Ourense, check out A Week in the Life.

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I arrived in Madrid, Spain in early September for Fulbright Orientation in Alcala de Henares, a suburb of Madrid. After a few days of training and meeting fellow Spain Fulbrights, I took the five hour train to Ourense, my new home. Read about my first experiences in Madrid and Ourense in Welcome to My Fulbright Year.

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Once settled into Ourense, I started to schedule amazing trips around Spain and Europe. I even had a once in a lifetime opportunity to get some photos with the King of Spain. All the while, I still continued to build relationships in Ourense with coworkers and friends. Below, my blogs about my experiences in Spain posted in chronological order, from newest to oldest. Click on each photo to read more! Thank YOU for taking the time to share in my experience!


Coming Home: Ourense, Porto, Omaha

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Saying Goodbye to Ourense

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Sanxenxo, Valença, and Everything InBetween

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Halfbright Moments

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Semana Santa en Italia

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Chaperoning Malta

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Fulbright Germany hosts the Berlin Seminar

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Sister Act en España

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Carnival in the UK

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Valencia Fulbright Midyear Conference + a lot of Shih Tzu Love

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Vienna in January

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Bo Nadal and Felices Fiestas!

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Amsterdam in a Weekend

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Magostos in Ourense

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Return to A Coruña 14 Years Later

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The King & I: Emma & Felipe Chapter One

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Scandinavia – Copenhagen and Malmö

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I’m Seeing (Michelin) Stars in Ourense

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Let’s go to Lugo

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Day Trip to Islas Cíes

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Thank you for reading along with my travels. It means the world to go on this journey with the support of friends and family!