1. My Host Family: I lived with this family for five weeks and they were my Spanish family. They were the most caring and comforting people I have ever met.Tapas: Tapas are everything to me. In Granada, at a restaurant if you order a drink, you get a free appetizer with it.
2. Siestas: I don’t know how to function without a nap everyday.
3. The Architecture: I loved walking down the street to school and seeing the Catherdral of Granada and all of the beautiful old buildings and statues.
4. Spanish: I can feel all of the little bits of Spanish I learned slipping away since I am not using it to communicate with everyone. I miss practicing the language everyday.
5. Estrella Oriental: My FAVORITE Chinese Restaurant in Spain.
6. School: The teachers, the students, the building, the Spanish. I miss it all.
7. My Program Friends: I miss living within walking distance and even in the same building as my best friends. Going from seeing the people from my program everyday to not seeing them at all has been a big adjustment. I am waiting for a reunion party!
8. My Friends from CLM: The only bad part about making friends abroad, means that they stay abroad when you come home. At least now I have more friends to travel and see!
9. Spanish Nickelodeon: Each night, I would watch Nickelodeon with my host brother in Spanish and it truly helped me to understand conversational Spanishand it was so nice to bond with my little brother, Hugo!
10. Granada Sorbet: THE SORBET! On almost every street corner there was an amazing ice cream shop with a ton of Ice Cream and Sorbet flavors. My favorite was limon sorbet but the pomegranate.
Emma Cleaveland is a sophomore at the University of Missouri-Kansas City studying Communications. Emma is spending the summer term abroad on the faculty-led UMKC Spanish Program in Granada, Spain.
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