A Year Without Summer

Patrick, Before I Go Post: A Year Without Summer, New York, New York. I’ve been playing a game with my family this past week where I ask them to guess whether Gaborone, Botswana is hotter or colder than Syracuse, New York. Central New York is known for many things (cold winters, snow, salt potatoes, Dinosaur BBQ, … Continue reading A Year Without Summer

Before I Go (aka After I’ve been here a week)

Brittany Madrid, Spain I started learning Spanish in 7th grade and ended up with a B.A. in Spanish and International Studies. During those 10 years, somewhere, I had to make a choice: learn Castellano or Spanish. My freshman year, the Argentinian professor insisted on us learning the King’s Spanish known as Castellano. Something felt strange … Continue reading Before I Go (aka After I’ve been here a week)