Student Blogs

House pics 8

September 21, 2014
Author: 
jillpasewark

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The little toilet room

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My room!

House pics 7

September 21, 2014
Author: 
jillpasewark

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The study

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The bathroom

House pics 6

September 21, 2014
Author: 
jillpasewark

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The room when you walk in the front door-kitchen is to the right.

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House pics 5

September 21, 2014
Author: 
jillpasewark

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The kitchen ft. my host sister

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The kitchen from the opposite side

House pics 4

September 21, 2014
Author: 
jillpasewark

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The vegetable garden

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The kitchen doors

House pics 3

September 21, 2014
Author: 
jillpasewark

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The garden as seen from a kitchen window

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More of the house

House pics 2

September 21, 2014
Author: 
jillpasewark

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The garden yet again

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The view of the park from the backyard

Message In A Bottle

September 20, 2014
Author: 
noreply@blogger.com (Bri Mahrer)

     Today, my family took me to San Juan De Gaztelugatxe, a place in Northern Spain. It is the most beautiful place I've ever been in my life. I've honestly never seen anything like it. But I didn't go just for the sightseeing, I went because my host mom thought it'd be a good idea to do something special for my friend who unfortunately passed recently. She had the brilliant idea of writing a letter, putting it in a bottle, and tossing it into the ocean, as a sort of symbolic goodbye. She's kind of a genius.

Tragedy strikes

September 17, 2014
Author: 
noreply@blogger.com (Bri Mahrer)

     Recently, on the morning of September 16, a good friend of mine decided to take her own life. As I can not be there with those that I love to mourn this tragedy, I have decided, with permission from her mother of course, to post here a small "memorial" to her. It's to remember her, to share my feelings about the situation, and to show that life back home can influence our new life here as exchange students...so here goes:

One week later

September 13, 2014
Author: 
noreply@blogger.com (Lilly Cook)

I have been with my host family for one week so far. I feels like it has been forever, but also feels like I just got here earlier today. Wednesday was my first day of school and thus far I have come to the realization that learning a different language is REALLY hard. My teachers have been pretty helpful so far, saying that it isn't a necessity for me to write down certain things and that I don't need to worry. I made my first friend, Ivan, only because the teacher was talking to me and I had no idea what he was saying so Ivan stepped up and translated it for me.

The dreaded first day of school

September 10, 2014
Author: 
noreply@blogger.com (Bri Mahrer)

     I kid you not, the first day of school was a nightmare. The first day of school shouldn't really even be considered school, because you only go for about 2 hours. Since we didn't have to show up until 11:30, Ane (my host sister), Eglee (my host mother), and I had to get a few things done, and then we headed into Bilbao, where my school is. But Ane and I ended up being an hour early, so we just sat in this little "plaza" or square right by the school.

 Around Bardonecchia!

September 10, 2014
Author: 
noreply@blogger.com (Jake Holbert)
 
Around Bardonecchia!