Madrid, Madrid, Madrid. De Madrid al cielo

Ava: ¡¡¡¡¡Bienvenidos!!!!! Our Spanish IM group finally made it to Spain after months of prep, a 2 hour bus ride to JFK, and a 6-hour plane. And even though we spent the first day fighting off sleep, it was still a really amazing and fulfilling day. Everyone got to meet their host sisters, and they were all so amazing and welcoming. The SEK school is really pretty and has really nice facilities. The classes were all really interesting and different experiences than the ones at home, so it was fun to observe. Sam and I went home with our host student and got to go have a snack at a local bakery which was really delicious. We are so tired from the long travel day and excited to get to bed! 

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Mariela: As Ava described, we had a long first day of traveling! When we got to SEK we met our host sisters and enjoyed bocadillos, small sandwiches made with Spanish bread and meat or cheese. After taking a tour of the school we shadowed our host students for the rest of their day. I got to experience Lengua, Visual Arts, French, and geography with Micaela (my host). We have a lot in common and bonded instantly. After school, I settled in, ate dinner with Micaela and her family, and finally, we shopped at the Gran Plaza before heading to bed. So excited for the rest of our adventure together. 

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