Author Archives: Matthew Eible

About Matthew Eible

Matt is a junior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in international politics with a concentration on international law, norms, and institutions. He is also in the social and political thought certificate program. Matt loves the Spanish language and culture, and he looks forward to traveling to Europe for the first time. Coming from the small town of DeWitt, Michigan, Matt is very excited for all of the opportunities that his semester in Madrid will offer him. Matt plans to use his time in Spain to gain a new perspective on the world of international politics and engage in dialogue with “el pueblo español” about the future of Spanish, European, and world affairs. He looks forward to getting to know his host family and immersing himself in Spanish life. !Viva España!

You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone…

It’s like that song Big Yellow Taxi by Counting Crows with the famous lyrics “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.” Sometimes you really do not realize what you have in … Continue reading

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Living the Dream: Hospitalized during Study Abroad

Over the past ten days or so I experienced a severe bout with tonsillitis. I’ve made three different trips to the hospital, and I was even hospitalized overnight so I could receive an IV with strong antibiotics. As terrifying as … Continue reading

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Surprise!

Since I have arrived to Spain life has been full of surprises. This is not just because everything has been different from everything I have ever known from the first moment I walked out of the Madrid airport. My first … Continue reading

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Leaving for Madrid

I cannot even begin to describe how excited am I to finally get on the plane that will land me in Madrid, Spain. I have studied more than seven years of the Spanish language and culture and have dreamed of … Continue reading

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