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Melanie J.

Teach In Spain Program
Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado

Hi there! My name is Melanie Jensen and I am from Fort Collins, Colorado. In college, I majored in Philosophy and minored in Spanish. Throughout my life, I have always wanted to explore and see the world beyond my own perspective living in the United States. Because of this, I am so excited to cross the ocean and jump into the world of living and working in Madrid, Spain. I hope you enjoy reading about my adventures and experiences while living in Madrid!


Cultural Differences and Advice for Living in Spain

By Melanie J.

It has been almost 7 months since I’ve moved to Spain to teach abroad. It is crazy to think about that last September, I was freaking out about moving abroad... keep reading

3 Everyday Things That Make Spain Amazing

By Melanie J.

The coffee I love going to the café near my apartment and spending time by myself journaling and drinking a cup of coffee. Compared to getting Starbucks coffee in the... keep reading

3 Things You Must Do While Visiting Porto, Portugal

By Melanie J.

1. Enjoy A Walk Along the Duoro River and Luis I Bridge It was refreshing to wake up in the morning and take a walk along the Duoro River. While... keep reading

Public Transport Considerations: United States vs. Spain

By Melanie J.

In Spain, most people rely on public transport to get to their jobs and travel about the city of Madrid. Using the metro in Spain is easy once you get... keep reading

A Day at a Medieval Festival in Spain

By Melanie J.

As someone who loves history, one of the best things about living in Spain is the country's rich history and culture. Often, historical monuments and artifacts are only a train... keep reading

Adjusting to Life in Spain

By Melanie J.

When I first arrived in Spain, I was nervous, stressed, and tired. I had just arrived into the heat of Madrid after a sleepless overnight flight. I wasn't sure of... keep reading

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