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Hello all!

Sorry for posting this so late. As I write this, it’s about 12:30 in the morning.

First thing on Saturday morning, I went up to the Rochester airport to begin my journey to Spain!!! We flew from Rochester to Chicago, from Chicago to Madrid ( a 7 and a half hour flight >=/) and from Madrid to Seville. At the Madrid airport, we met our Spanish professor, Profesor Plata and his wife and two sons. Unfortunately, the plane to Seville was delayed because of some recent elections in the country. However, after about a 20 minute delay, we were up in the air.

Anyways, things couldn’t be any better here in Seville! I have a wonderful host mother, who works at a local bank and lives with her three younger sons (there are two older ones who have left the house).

Yesterday (Sunday), after meeting our host families and the other students in the study abroad program, we went for a walk around the city. I have lots of photos to show (of the city along with a replica of a dinosaur from the Chicago airport).

How's the weather up there?

We passed by the cathedral as well as stopped to see the Luz de mayo festival, where children ask for donations and people hold a parade in the streets.

Today (Monday) we officially started our classes at the Geranios institute. Things got off to a bit of a rocky start because I was a little overwhelmed by the system of transportation. Okay, I couldn’t find the group, so I decided to go to the school by train, thinking that they had already arrived.

After that, we had our composition and grammar class, followed by a small welcome party. Later that day, we went to the Plaza de Espana and the Universidad de Sevilla. I’ll be uploading some more pictures and writing some more tomorrow. As I said, it’s late (It’s about 1:15 now) and I’d like to get some sleep.

But, I’ll be sure to keep you up to date on the goings on here in Seville.

Hasta luego!

-Patrick

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