More than halfway!

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More than halfway!

All the Fulbright Spain Scholars–English teaching assistants, graduate research scholars (that’s me!),
and senior scholars–on the steps of the University of Zaragoza.
I’m in the second row, just behind the sign, between a girl in a yellow shirt and a man in a suit…

This last week I travelled to Zaragoza for the mid-year Spain Fulbright conference.  All the grantees from Spain met for a few days of discussions, presentations, and catching up.  It was a lot of fun to see how everyone’s project is going and to discuss our experiences in Spain.

I only have a few months of the grant left, and I feel like I’m in panic mode.  There is so much left to learn and study and do! The grant technically ends mid-June, but I will be staying in Spain through July.  Even so, 11 months seems like nothing.  Mostly I have learned that flamenco is far more profound than I could have imagined, and I have barely begun to scratch the surface.

Zaragoza, a city founded and named after Caesar Augustus, was a delight! Here is the photo of the Basilica del Pilar beside the Río Ebro:

Now to catch up on some sleep after the conference and get ready for the Fulbright Berlin Conference for European Fulbright Scholars!


About the Author:

Alice Blumenfeld is a flamenco dancer, choreographer, writer, and educator. She holds a MFA in dance from Hollins University and currently directs Abrepaso Flamenco.

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