North Cascades National Park, Washington, USA, 2015

Hi! I’m Katie, a pre-med junior studying Biology & Spanish at Tufts University. I’ll be spending this school year living and studying in Madrid, Spain!

I’ve always loved traveling, and some of my favorite places I’ve visited are the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Turkey, and the North Cascades in Washington State. In addition to traveling, I enjoy running, hiking & cooking.

I’ve studied Spanish since kindergarten, but I’ve never had the opportunity to spend a significant amount of time in a country that speaks Spanish. I look forward to exploring Europe, improving my language skills, and immersing myself in Spanish culture during my year abroad. I truly believe that spending time abroad is the best way to master a language, and will enhance my well-rounded education at Tufts to make me a more open-minded, compassionate, and independent person today, and a better doctor in the future.

I decided to make this blog to document my time abroad, share my experiences, and reassure my mom & dad that I’m still alive and having fun.