You Can't Take Duke Out Of The Girl

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Elizabeth Hoyler, '16
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Happy belated 2015! I am studying abroad in Madrid this semester as part of the Duke in Madrid program. We are only 30 + days into the year, and already it has brought me so many adventures. So much to be grateful for.

So why, you might be wondering, am I still blogging on Student Affairs when I could be at the Museo del Prado looking at Picasso’s Guernica, eating tapas, or at least doing my homework, which must know I am a Duke student after seeing how much I have received over the past few days. I think the answer to this is best described by a Duke 360 photo I saw very early in the New Year. (https://document360.duke.edu/2015/01/05/january-5-2015/). To put it another way, you can take the girl out of Duke but you can’t take Duke out of the girl.

I have one more year in college and then it’s the “real world.” So I'm taking this semi-independent study abroad program as a dry run of what it means to be living without Duke’s campus, Duke infinite resources, and Div Cafe’s baked oatmeal. 

I have blogs of more “substance” coming, but for now I will let the photos speak for themselves--taken in Sevilla and Madrid. Keep it dirty, Durham! Over and out.

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