Takeaways from Spain

In reflection from when I first got here, I am surprised how quickly I became so comfortable here in Spain. Having arrived three weeks early to spend time in Madrid, I had the opportunity to explore on my own and acclimate to living in a new city before starting classes. Due to Madrid’s student metro…

How my expectations of Spain have changed

Looking back to before I arrived in Spain, I have realized my expectations have changed a little bit. Before coming here, I wasn’t sure how my level of Spanish ability would align with the situations I’d find myself in. Given that Madrid is known for its specific variation of Spanish, I feared that my course…

Where I’m Living in Spain!

Hola! In this blog post, I will tell you a bit about where I am living here in Spain! Alcalá de Henares is a small town, protected as an UNESCO World Heritage site and situated about an hour northeast of Madrid, the capitol city. Alcalá de Henares is best known for being the town where…

My Goals for Pitt in Spain

Hi everyone! After completing my first week of the Pitt in Spain Summer 2022 Program at la Universidad de Alcalá, I’m back with another blog post! I arrived in Madrid, Spain on the 11th of May, giving myself about three weeks to adjust to being abroad before starting classes on June 6th. In my time in…

Pitt in Spain – Welcome to my travel blog!

Hi PittHonors Community! My name is Tyler Katz and I’m a rising senior Nordenberg Leadership Scholar at Pitt studying Computational Biology with minors in Spanish and Chemistry and a certificate in Global Health. I’m originally from Collegeville, Pennsylvania, where I live with my family while I’m not taking classes. On campus, I am an ambassador…