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CIEE Bloggers in Spain

Katie LaTour - Teach Abroad Spain Blogger

Katie LaTour

Program: Teach in Spain Volunteer

Last Seen in America: Climbing rocks, scribbling short story ideas, and running along the Scioto River

Where in Spain?: Campo de Criptana, Ciudad Real

Bio: I am a recent graduate of the University of Dayton with a B.A. in Spanish and English. Always writing and reading as I grew up meant two things: a love affair with language (hence the choice of majors), and always imagining new experiences. In 2011, I left home to study in Segovia, Spain…only to arrive and find home anew. The experience inscribed on my heart the beginnings of something beautiful. Three years and countless attempts at re-creating tortilla española later, I’m ready to return, and to share a brave new story: my own.

Chilean poet Pablo Neruda writes: “He who becomes the slave of habit / who follows the same routes every day, / who never changes pace / ... he or she that does not turn thing topsy-turvy / he who does not travel… / dies slowly.” Here’s to living fully.

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Abby Chambers - Teach Abroad Spain Blogger

Abby Chambers

Program: Teach in Spain

Last Seen in America: Perusing dusty books and trinkets at an antique store in Nebraska.

Where in Spain?: Madrid

Bio: A petite 22-year-old lady that likes seafood, peonies, thoughtful architecture, bad jokes, and black clothes.

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Heather Bohannon - Teach Abroad Spain Blogger

Heather Bohannon

Program: Teach in Spain

Last Seen in America: Charlotte, NC

Where in Spain?: Alcala de Henares, Madrid

Bio: The travel bug bit me during a backpacking trip through Scotland in 2006. Eight years, a college degree, over a year and a half abroad, sixteen countries visited, and one "I do!" later, I am moving to Spain to teach English with my husband and am looking forward to making Alcalá de Henares my new home.

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Priya Devasirvatham - Teach Abroad Spain Blogger

Priya Devasirvatham

Program: Teach in Spain The Basics

Last Seen in America: Idaho Falls, Idaho

Where in Spain?: Madrid

Bio: There are a million things I want to do in life, and hopefully I get to do them all. I live by this quote: "Whatever I decide, I might be making a mistake. But if I'm going to make a mistake I want it to be passionate." I’m also a certified wino and want to own my own vineyard one day.

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Lina Crowley - Teach Abroad Spain Blogger

Lina Crowley

Program: Teach in Spain

Last Seen in America: Picking blackberries in September along Old Arcata Road with a dear friend.

Where in Spain?: Madrid

Bio: I graduated this spring from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. Unable to find the ‘Purpose’ just yet in that fateful Statement needed for applying to Graduate School, I have come to Spain for as long as it takes to find it. I live in Malasaña and love being surrounded by bookstores, cafes, and laundry hung out to dry. I love that my neighbors keep their windows open and the smell of food and sound of music fills my piso, even when it is empty. I love the sound of my students’ laughter. Already, I feel myself filling up. With purpose? Perhaps.

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Heather Andrews

Program: Teach in Spain with 4-Week Immersion

Last Seen in America: Boston, Massachusetts

Where in Spain?: Madrid and Sierra de Guadarrama

Bio: As two of my best teachers urged me in the dead of the last Boston winter: “Go bold or go home.”

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Tyler Simnick - Teach Abroad Spain Blogger

Tyler Simnick

Program: Teach in Spain

Last Seen in America: Indianapolis, Indiana

Where in Spain?: Madrid

Bio: 23 year old word slinger from Indiana. Translating dreams into reality each and every day. Wander/wonder.

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Megan Dunlap - Teach Abroad Spain Blogger

Megan Dunlap

Program: Teach in Spain Volunteer

Last Seen in America: Cleveland

Where in Spain?: Guadalajara

Bio: A 22-year old adventurer, foodie, Clevelander, and Ohio State Buckeye, ready to explore all of the adventures that Spain has to offer!

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Michelle McCain - Teach Abroad Spain Blogger

Michelle McCain

Program: Teach in Spain

Last Seen in America: Calling the Hogs at an Arkansas Razorback football game.

Where in Spain?: Madrid

Bio: Someone once said, “The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page.” Well if that’s the case, I guess I’m never closing the book.

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Nicole Weiss - Teach Abroad Spain Blogger

Nicole Weiss

Program: Teach in Spain

Last Seen in America: Adventuring in the mountains of Colorado.

Where in Spain?: Madrid

Bio: After exploring Argentina for a semester, it was clear that my travel bug was not at all diminished, but further ignited. I am beyond excited to explore a new culture and meet new people bursting with passion and creativity. Here you will find my thoughts, ideas, and tales of my adventures while embarking on my latest journey- teaching English in Spain!

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Sarah Anderegg - Teach Abroad Spain Blogger

Sarah Anderegg

Program: Teach in Spain

Last Seen in America: Washington State

Where in Spain?: Teaching at a middle school in Mostoles, Madrid

Bio: I, Sarah Elizabeth want to see the world. Follow a map to its edges, and keep going. Forgo the plans, trust my insecurities, let curiosity be my guide. I want to change hemispheres, sleep with unfamiliar stars and let the journey unfold before me."

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Fallon Wagner - Teach Abroad Spain Blogger

Fallon Wagner

Program: Teach in Spain The Basics

Where in Spain?: Madrid

Bio: World Traveler. Cheese and charcuterie enthusiast. Thrill-Seeker.

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Travis Mott - Teach Abroad Spain Blogger

Travis Mott

Program: Teach in Spain with 4-Week Immersion

Last Seen in America: Swimming in the Guafalupe River deep in the heart of Texas.

Where in Spain?: Alca de Henares

Bio: Beware of those who call you a child or tell you to snap out of your fantasy world. They are the people who do not deal well with life. They have forgotten how to dream. They never learned to let go, free fall and see what sunnier place fate had in mind for them.

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Melissa Smith - Teach Abroad Spain Blogger

Melisa Smith

Program: Teach in Spain

Bio: I consider myself extremely creative, adventurous, and contemplative. I am obsessed with taking and editing pictures. I love taking pictures from different angles, accents, and using candid photos to express the essence of a moment. I also am at this amazing point in my life where I am completely living in the moment.
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Aaron Dembowski - Teach Abroad Spain Blogger

Aaron Dembowski

Program: Teach in Spain

Last Seen in America: Rooting on the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field

Where in Spain?: Casariche, Sevilla

Bio: Born and raised in the beautiful city of Chicago, Illinois I am a recent graduate of DePaul University where I studied Education with a concentration in Spanish. After returning from studying in Madrid, Spain in 2010, I contracted the travel bug and vowed to return to Spain within 5 years. Three years later, I can proudly say that Spain will be my new home.
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Ashley Wildman - Teach Abroad Spain Blogger

Ashley Wildman

Program: Teach in Spain with a 4-week immersion

Last Seen in America: Crawling up rocks, floating down rivers, and soaking up the summer sun in beautiful central Oregon.

Where in Spain?: Mancha Real, Jaén

Bio: I am a recent and proud Gonzaga University graduate yet I know that my educational journey is not yet over, and in fact never will be. I am excited for a new chapter abroad and to further my understanding and practice of the Spanish language. I am about to embark on an experience of a lifetime and intend to document my up and downs, my successes and failures and everything in between.
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Melissa Babiar - Teach Abroad Spain Blogger

Melissa Babier

Program: Teach in Spain, 2-week immersion

Last Seen in America: Nose in the books studying for grad school in Illinois

Where in Spain?: Madrid, Madrid

Bio:A 26-year-old female ready to step away from deep-dish pizza and the unpredictability of Chicago weather to embark on a journey of a lifetime!
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Amanda Calderon - Teach Abroad Spain Blogger

Amanda Calderon

Program: Teach in Spain, Year Long

Last Seen in America: Palm Coast, Florida

Where in Spain?: Madrid, Spain

Bio:“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open” (Jawaharlal Nehru ).
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Independent Bloggers in Spain with CIEE

Elizabeth Locke - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Elizabeth Locke

Blog Name: Peachy Sangria

Program: Teach in Spain

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Amy Ludwig - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Amy Ludwig

Blog Name: Amy with Glasses

Program: Teach in Spain

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Megan Coffroth - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Megan Coffroth

Blog Name: Nuevas Aventuras

Program: Teach in Spain

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Katelan McCurdy - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Katelan McCurdy

Blog Name: La Rubita Perdida

Program: Teach in Spain

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Dev'n Goodman - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Dev'n Goodman

Blog Name: To Teach and To Learn

Program: Teach in Spain

Last Seen in America: Texas, teaching English to 8th grade future world leaders.

Where in Spain?: Baeza, Jaen

Bio: All those quotes featuring travel clichés are right. Every. Single. One. Which is why instead of spending summer vacation squeezing my travel in between teaching summer school and professional development I quit my job to travel. Thank goodness I found a way to combine both my loves: teaching and travel. Join me as I teach and learn from my students, experiences and adventures.

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Dev'n Goodman - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Madelyne Adams

Blog Name: The Accidental Adventurer

Program: Teach in Spain

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Elizabeth Helsel - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Elizabeth Helsel

Blog Name: Tilting Towards Windmills with Eyes Wide Open

Program: Teach in Spain

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Note: The Independent Bloggers are CIEE Teach Abroad participants and permission has been given by the bloggers to link to their blogs from our website. These blogs are not owned or maintained by CIEE and are the personal property of the individual bloggers.





Past Bloggers in Spain with CIEE

John Kennedy - Teach Abroad Spain Blogger

John Kennedy

Teach in Spain - 2012/2013

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Nina Portugal - Teach Abroad Spain Blogger

Nina Portugal

Teach in Spain - 2012/2013

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Allison Clark - Teach Abroad Spain Blogger

Allison Clark

Teach in Spain - 2012/2013

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Rachel Epstein - Teach Abroad Spain Blogger

Rachel Epstein

Teach in Spain - 2012/2013

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Alexandra Gabriela Torrens-Vilas - Teach Abroad Spain Blogger

Alexandra Torrens-Vilas

Teach in Spain - 2012/2013

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Samuel Shaikh - Teach Abroad Spain Blogger

Samuel Shaikh

Teach in Spain - 2012/2013

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Tina Garcia - Teach Abroad Spain Blogger

Tina Garcia

Teach in Spain - 2012/2013

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Rachel Davis - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Rachel Davis

Teach in Spain - 2011/2012

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Jason Feldman - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Jason Feldman

Teach in Spain - 2011/2012

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Ellie Klein - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Ellie Klein

Teach in Spain - 2011/2012

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Sarah Mirabile - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Sarah Mirabile

Teach in Spain - 2011/2012

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Gabe Schirm - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Gabe Schirm

Teach in Spain - 2010/2011

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Rebekah Horney - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Rebekah Horney

Teach in Spain - 2010/2011

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Cynthia Lai - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Cynthia Lai

Teach in Spain - 2010/2011

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Val Moniz - Teach Abroad Blogger

Val Moniz

Teach in Spain - 2009/2010

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Jake Hanin - Teach Abroad Blogger

Jake Hanin

Teach in Spain - 2009/2010

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Past Independent Bloggers in Spain with CIEE

Shanda Brown - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Shanda Brown

Teach in Spain - 2012/2013

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Rachel Ramke

Teach in Spain - 2012/2013

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Rachel Berk - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Rachel Berk

Teach in Spain - 2012/2013

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Valarie Duquette - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Valarie Duquette

Teach in Spain - 2012/2013

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Andrew Kosiarski

Teach in Spain - 2012/2013

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Betsy Bostick - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Betsy Bostick

Teach in Spain - 2012/2013

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Elsie Samson - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Elsie Samson

Teach in Spain - 2011/2012

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Ruanna Owens - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Ruanna Owens

Teach in Spain - 2011/2012

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Alicia Sanchez - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Alicia Sanchez

Teach in Spain - 2011/2012

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Vince Palladino - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain: Language Immersion

Vince Palladino

Teach in Spain - 2011/2012

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Kerianne Bethea - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Kerianne Bethea

Teach in Spain - 2011/2012

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Tad VandenBrink - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Tad VandenBrink

Teach in Spain - 2010/2011

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Joanna Johnson - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Joanna Johnson

Teach in Spain - 2010/2011

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Natalie Moses - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Natalie Moses

Teach in Spain - 2010/2011

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Amy Dell - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Amy Dell

Teach in Spain - 2010/2011

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Cortney Wells - Teach Abroad Blogger in Spain

Cortney Wells

Teach in Spain - 2010/2011

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