It’s hard to believe that two weeks ago I embarked on my journey to Spain–hopeful that it would meet my expectations. Honestly, those expectations were unknown: I didn’t know what to expect at all: I was entering a new country, a new city, a new home. Staying in someone else’s home in a foreign country was so nerve racking, but fortunately I got paired with an amazing homestay who catered to my needs and helped me thrive in San Sebastián.
Looking back on my experience, I definitely gained insight into the lives of a typical Spanish family. Surprisingly, it is pretty similar to my family. My host family was very tight knit–they ate meals together, went out into the city together, and just enjoyed each other’s company.
As I sit here at home writing this post, I am missing sitting in my room in Spain, getting ready for the three minute walk to the beach! I miss so much about the beautiful city of San Sebastián. I would, with no doubt, return!
Thank you SPI for an amazing experience!