Summer in Spain (and Morocco)

Half-way through the first full week of the quarter! I am starting my first science upper divisions, and not to brag or anything, but I got to look at human brains during lab today!

But first, a little bit about me, since this is my first entry… My name is Gina and I am a third year student now. I am double majoring in Physiological Science and History. I love both my majors and it definitely permits me to have a balanced schedule and lots of great opportunities. This summer, I was able to participate in, as far as I’m concerned, the BEST Travel Study Program. I spent about four weeks in Spain and Morocco taking two history classes. My program traveled to several cities through Spain and Morocco including Madrid, Granada, Tangier, and Fez. My professor has done the program for about twenty years and definitely has figured out the perfect blend between enjoying traveling and studying. It was pretty amazing to learn about a historical event one day in class, then walk through the building where it happened, the next! I also enjoyed getting to know about 30 other Bruins. We all came from different majors and interests but truly formed a family on our trip.

I could go on for days with how amazing my trip was but there are amino acid structures to memorize and Scandinavian Sagas to read.