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Exploring medieval castles in Sevilla

By Sergio Jimenez at CIEE

Our GAP students got the opportunity to explore two of the most important towns in the province of Seville: Alcalá de Guadaira and Utrera. Alcalá’s castle is the result of... keep reading


This could be you!

By Sergio Jimenez at CIEE

Our GAP participants get to enjoy two activities per week. These activities can go from a varity of choices: cooking class, exploring museums, visiting churches, learning the rich history of... keep reading


Is this real?

By High School Gap Year at CIEE

Our Gap students arrived in Toulouse on September 28, almost four weeks ago already! And yet, they continue asking themselves: is this real? It always takes time to fully grasp... keep reading


It feels so wonderful to be here in Madrid and to belong to the world again!

By High School Gap Year at CIEE

Follow our first Gap students to return to Spain this fall.

Una Semana en Santiago: See What's Here

By Grace D.

Hey y'all! It's been about a week since I first touched down in Santiago. Coming from North Carolina winter, such as it is, to winter in the Caribbean has been... keep reading

Exploring The Unknown

By Margaret G.

It simultaneously feels like I landed yesterday, and like I’ve been living here my entire life. I guess that’s what happens while living on Moroccan time. But in reality, I’ve... keep reading

Gap Student Meets Reality.

By Ivana Madeline S.

Although, I'm late in the game with uploading these blogs, don't worry I'm still here! Before I started my new life in Berlin, I expected two things: 1) It will... keep reading

An Introduction to Lucia: Who, Why, Where?

By Lucia H.

Hallo und Willkommen in meinem Blog! Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Lucia Hoerr and I currently living in Berlin, Germany, thanks to CIEE’s Gap Year Global... keep reading

Welcome to Sevilla

By Maggie G.

I’ve finished my two weeks abroad, and man, it has been a whirlwind. My flight to Sevilla was not exactly smooth and I’m still feeling the effects of jetlag. To... keep reading

The Group Physical

By Allana I.

When I arrived to China, I was surprised to hear that all CIEE students who needed to get a residence permit would need to partake in a group physical. I... keep reading


By Esaaba A.

Hello everyone, this is Esaaba and this is officially my first post on typepad. Hurrayyy!!! Yaayyy me!! Well, for my first post, I will be talking about the expectations I... keep reading

Day 10/11 because it's 1:26 am and that's normal

By Beckey C.

Domingo/Lunes, el 25/26 de Septiembre, 2016 I've spent 10 whole days here in Seville already and am only now starting a blog but whatever. Here I am. Calle Betis along... keep reading