Sam Reed ’13

Major: Secondary Education and Spanish. Hometown:Las Vegas, Nev.

Julian International Fellow in Education

Colegio Medalla Milagrosa | Avila, Spain

Week 8:
Colegio Medalla Milagrosa

January 7, 2013 | I write this last post in my home back in the States.  It was somewhat of an adventure getting back too.  I lost my carry-on bag in the Madrid airport and ran around like a crazy person until I got it back. Good thing too, since just about all of my souvenirs were in there. I’m finally […]

Week 7:
Colegio Medalla Milagrosa

December 19, 2012 | This is my last week!  You’d think that I’d have less work at the end of my time here, because you normally need some time to phase out, but I’m busier than ever.  Fortunately for me, my cooperating teachers want the students to experience an English-speaker for as long as possible.  It has given me […]

Week 6:
Colegio Medalla Milagrosa

December 13, 2012 | I only have two more weeks here and I really wish I could stay for more.  I feel like I’m just getting in a groove and I’m in the mind frame of a teacher in Spain.  Everything is more comfortable.  It’s a shame that it takes so long to truly acclimate because now I have some good […]

Week 5:
Colegio Medalla Milagrosa

December 5, 2012 | Week number five.  It’s hard to believe that I’ve already been here for this long.  Communication in Spanish gets easier everyday and I’m learning new words and phrases left and right.  At first I was getting a little frustrated because there were so many times when I couldn’t recall the grammar needed to express something, […]

Week 4:
Colegio Medalla Milagrosa

November 28, 2012 | The trip to Madrid was a blast! We left early and went straight to the Prado Museum, which is such a huge art museum that you really can’t see all of it in one visit. We were there for a little over two hours and my group only saw some selected works by Velazquez. It […]

Week 3:
Colegio Medalla Milagrosa

November 21, 2012 | I feel like I’m really getting into the swing of things. This past week I taught all of my normal classes as well as a section of 7th grade social studies. It has been a really good experience getting to see world history through a different lens. Europe has seen a lot more of history […]

Week 2:
Colegio Medalla Milagrosa

November 13, 2012 | This past week I had the opportunity to teach the coolest things. With the elections happening in the US, I was able to lead political discussion in several of my classes. We compared and contrasted the government systems of the US and Spain and watched a few silly political videos. Since I’m teaching such a […]

Week 1:
Colegio Medalla Milagrosa

November 6, 2012 | This first week as been amazing! I am all situated in the Santo Tomas monastery, which is only 2 minutes from the school I’m teaching at, and have already met people from all over Spain as well as Brazil, Colombia, China, and Turkey. The food is very good though it is taking me a bit […]