The Montserrat Journey

Hiking Montserrat Natural Park was no easy accomplishment. Our task was to hike the mountain up to The Monastery of Montserrat.  When heat is combined with the increase in altitude, it puts a lot of strain on the body. Upon arrival, I was feeling overwhelmed that we...
I am Brave!

I am Brave!

I woke up the morning of our Montserrat excursion with mixed emotions. I felt fairly confident about the day because I was able to climb Costa Brava, but I was anxious because I knew it was not going to be an easy day. When we arrived to the bottom of the mountain, I...
Here to Help

Here to Help

Growing up I would hear my dad, who for the majority of the time only speaks Spanish at home, say this phrase whenever we had red meat at dinner, “no beans, more meat”. I wondered why he would always say that phrase when he did. As I grew older he...
Feeding the Future

Feeding the Future

I visited a local organic dairy farm and apiculture site recently. There was a similarity between the two places that really struck a chord in my heart, the connection to culture and children. Anna’s passion resonated with the words she spoke about her work on the...
Manure, Sweet Manure

Manure, Sweet Manure

Over the course of the study abroad program we have experienced many emotional moments as a group. Reflecting back at excursions in the classroom easily triggers memories from our past and often times provokes tears. However nothing was able to stimulate my lacrimal...
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