Una playa en the bay of Vizcaya.
According to various web sources, only 1 percent of US college students study abroad. I am the 1 percent.
Today is April 16, and that means in exactly one month it will be my last day here in Spain. It hurt a little just typing that. But I know at some point I have to realize that my time is running out...
I love Spain. Period. I love it so much that it's hard to express my feelings toward Spain in a single blog post, espcially since my English has deteriorated over the past three months. Spain, and País Vasco specifically, has given me too much. Too much food. Too many photos. Too much rain. Too many opportunities. Too many dreams. I've been on too many flights and have lost too many dollars in exchanging them for euros. And it's all been awesome.
The point is, for lack of a better expression because my English has deteriorated, Bilbao has given me the experience of a lifetime. This has not only been a semester of fun and traveling. This has been a semester of learning, of growing, of discovering, and most of all, of emptying my bank account (just kidding about that last one, but not really). Like the typical American study abroad student, I want to bring back what I've learned to the U.S. And most of all, I want to do whatever I can to help raise that percentage so that it can actually be seen on a pie chart.
I write this post as if I am leaving tomorrow. I still have one more month left of awesome discovery. So I give a virutal toast, to a month of awesomness.