So concludes my Spanish adventure. There will be no further posts on this blog, however, I will check it from time to time- this was cathartic for me to write and will help remind me of many of the profound experiences and deeply significant places I visited. I would like to thank Moravian College and University of Jaen for giving me this excellent opportunity to study Arabic History and Philosophy, which will no doubt help me down the line in both my continued studies and eventual career (hopefully, as a Religion professor)
I would also like to thank my host family, Isa and Danny, for allowing me the hospitality of their home for that month…and Aziz St. Laurent for his hospitality in Morocco and for his friendship.
My professors, Dr. Bernie Cantens and Dr. Manuel Jodar I thank for their excellent instruction in Jaen…and also the professors at home who offered me encouragement (and sometimes kept me from homesickness): And thanks to Dr. Kelly Denton-Borhaug for her interest in linking to this journal from the Religion department website.
I would like to thank my friends both home and abroad- abroad: Travis, Tori, Aimee, Karina, and Danielle in particular for their company. And home, I thank everyone who messaged me and reminded me that no matter how hard things were in Spain at times, that I was still loved at home.- it meant more to me than you possibly know- you know who you are. I am just very happy I have such a great group of people that have gone out of their way to show that I am missed!
Lastly, I am grateful for all the interesting and friendly strangers I met on this trip, most of whose names I have already forgotten. If I gave you a link to this website, please feel free to contact me and I would be more than happy to keep in touch with you.
With that being said, Adios- and hopefully, should I ever get the chance to appreciate another adventure such as this I will start another blog detailing those events as well.