To start off I woke up pretty early this morning because we had school today and when I got there I followed my host student’s school schedule because our host students were at the workshop. Classes were fun and I had friends in my classes with me which made it easier and more fun and I connected with other students in class from Spain. Something that surprised me was that in the classes the teachers spoke English for the most part which made it easier to understand what was going on. My favorite class that I sat through today was biology because the teacher was really nice and the class itself was really interesting! After some classes, we went to lunch and saw Mr. Rollan and Robi which was nice. Before our Porter’s meeting all the host students and the Porter’s girls talked and connected with each other outside until it was time to go upstairs. My favorite part of today was classes and having a meeting with our Porter’s group. I enjoyed this because we all got to connect and share our different experiences with the group and talk about how Spain is going for each of us. I also just really missed the whole group being together and it was nice to hear about how everyone was doing and I liked sharing what was on my mind with the group. After that, I and some friends went to the library and chilled and talked which was really nice after a long day of school. I then went home with Laura my host student! Today was really fun!
Today was the second day of attending classes at SEK in Madrid! Since our host students had workshops all day in order to complete certificates for Miss Porter’s, Jolie, Julia, and I attended some of the SEK classes together. The school day is very different from that at Porter’s! Classes begin at 9:30 and end at 5:30. Mealtimes are also different, with a snack at twelve and lunch at three. My host parent helped me with the adjustment by making us “tostadas” in the morning and getting us “tortitas con chocolate” after school. All of the students at SEK were really friendly. It was funny that many of them were interested in American culture and others wanted to practice English with us. Overall, I am having a lot of fun and look forward to exploring Spain and spending more time with my host family.