IMGP8867Hola amigos!

Bienvenidos to my little corner of the internet!

This is the second blog I’ve started to go with living in my second Spanish city, Madrid (you can read about my first year studying in Sevilla here: Mi Vida en Sevilla). Originally I am from Oregon, but my travels through my studies, programs, friends, and family have allowed me to call many beautiful places, home.

I studied Spanish at Elon University, (my senior year being in Sevilla), worked at a vet clinic, and returned to Spain to teach English in Madrid for two years. I am currently an ESL teacher with VIPKID, an artist, and I study translation through UCSD Extension.

Teaching English abroad is a great opportunity to travel, experience a different culture, step outside your comfort zone, and of course help others learn English! In addition to my own experiences abroad, I’ve interviewed a number of English teachers, volunteers, and other expats working around the world. Check them out in the “Expat Interviews” tab.

To me, the advice and inspiration I’ve come across through other travel and expat blogs are useful and captivating. I’ve learned a great deal from other people’s experiences, and each post has the potential to make you feel like the world is not as big as it may seem. I thoroughly enjoyed blogging throughout my year in Sevilla, and I hope this blog may be useful to someone someday too.

So with that said, welcome to Oregonian Overseas!

Un abrazo,

Hilary