Maddie Davidson

IES Salamanca, Spain

Describe your typical day: Typically I would have breakfast with my roommate, go to class most of the day, workout, come home for dinner, do homework, then either relax or go out before bed. On weekends I travelled as much as I could in Spain and throughout Western Europe.

Favorite food discovered while abroad: Seafood Paella!

What was your favorite part of the city to visit? I loved going out to restaurants in the center of the city on the weekends and holidays.

What was one highlight of your semester off-campus? Traveling was a big highlight. I loved to explore small towns throughout Spain. I had great trips to Portugal, Switzerland, and Austria too.

What was one challenge you faced during your semester off-campus? I had some challenges at first.

Advice: Put significant consideration into your living situation. Even though I had some difficulty, many of my friends really enjoyed their homestays. Think about what you want to do abroad and make sure that city is well suited to that.