Scott Paulis

February 4, 2016

January MEDLIFE trip to Peru

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  I have been involved with the Lafayette Chapter of MEDLIFE for about two years now, and am currently the president of the chapter at Lafayette.  I originally got involved with MEDLIFE because I saw that MEDLIFE was getting long-lasting results where others were failing.  Especially with all of the recent articles I’ve seen condemning […]

July 9, 2015

Home!

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I started writing this post a while ago and just continued it recently.  Enjoy! Back in May: On Sunday the 17th, I left Madrid to travel with my grandparents.  We spent two days in Berlin, and on Wednesday, we began the river cruise portion of our trip. I was very impressed with Grand Circle (the […]

May 20, 2015

¡Hasta Luego España!

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My last final was on Wednesday, the 13th.  I remember feeling relieved when I turned it in as I normally do at the end of final exams – it’s a good feeling to have zero academic responsibilities after the stress of studying for finals.  However, as soon as I walked out the classroom door, it […]

May 11, 2015

Finals Week in Madrid

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I can’t believe that the semester is almost over! Finals end on the 13th, my grandparents’ plane arrives on the 14th, we’re leaving Spain on the 17th, and I’m flying home to Baltimore on the 29th. Before this semester, 18 days would have seemed like a pretty long European trip since my two previous trips […]

May 1, 2015

So you think you can dance?

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This last week has been filled with lots of dancing.  I never really considered myself much of a dancer before coming here.  The only real dancing that I’d ever done was in the various theatrical productions I’ve been in over the years. As most of you probably know, this semester I took Latin Rhythms and […]

April 25, 2015

The Hills are Alive! – Salzburg, Austria

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Early last week, I made a last minute decision to visit Salzburg Austria over the weekend.  Most people don’t get nearly as excited by the Sound of Music as I do, so I traveled there alone.  I was introduced to the most successful musical film of all time at an early age.  I’m pretty sure […]

April 18, 2015

Spanish Bull Fight

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This past Sunday, I went to a bull fight.  Seeing as how that tail is fairly graphic and somewhat disturbing, I’ll start with lunch on Sunday to give you a chance to decide if you want to read my description.  Eight of us met at Alhambra (a restaurant near the center of Madrid) for lunch.  […]

April 11, 2015

The Advantages of Having a Visa

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Today marks the 90th day since I came to Spain.  This is significant because 90 days is the threshold on which American citizens need a visa to live in Spain.  It seems like I’ve been here a pretty long time and yet, if I flew home after my classes on Thursday, I wouldn’t have needed […]

April 6, 2015

When in Rome

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The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus once famously stated: “No man ever steps in the same river twice.”  This was a comment on the ever-changing nature of the universe and how after even a moment has passed, things will have changed.  When you return to the river, it won’t be exactly the same.  The […]

March 28, 2015

Italy – The Land of Mediocre Pizza

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A lot has happened this week.  My parents came to Madrid after our weekend in Barcelona.  I got to show them my school and they got to enjoy the city while I was in class.  On Monday night, my parents and I went out to dinner with my host mother, Marli. Marli is wonderful and […]