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by Hayden M.

June 12-14, 2014

Hola! I’m Hayden and I’m currently on the Cádiz homestay program. We arrived in Madrid, Spain on Thursday morning, everyone exhausted from the long flight. We had to quickly race to the next terminal to make our 12 o’clock flight to Jerez.

Cádiz 2014 - students in the airport

Once we got to Jerez, we took a bus to Cádiz where we met our host-families and were whisked away to our new homes for the next 3 weeks. I am staying with Noelia Nuñez and her two children, a girl who is 16 and a 14-year-old boy, as well as my  Abbey Road roommate, Gaby. We got to our house, showered, ate…then off to the school for orientation.

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After orientation most of us sat on the steps of the cathedral eating frozen yogurt.

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Today, Friday, we are spending most of the day at the beach (where it is common to see women topless or men in speedos.)

 cádiz 2014 first day - beach

For lunch we are having sandwiches our host mom generously packed on the beach. Tonight we are going to watch Spain’s first game in the World Cup against the Netherlands and enjoy our first group dinner.

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