After four flights I finally made it home. I am so happy that I had the opportunity to travel abroad. Not only was it one of the funnest experiences of my life but I also feel that I learned a substantial amount. My Spanish improved at a faster rate than it ever has since I was required to use it to get around not just when I felt like it. Looking back I am really glad that I went on the Madrid tour. It allowed me time to adjust to the time change without having to be in school it also allowed me to make friends before I started my program so I did not feel so isolated when I started classes. The tour was also very fun! I feel more independent now. I navigated a foreign country alone for a month and I feel like I can conquer just about anything now. I was also very introverted before my trip and I can tell that I have become far more outgoing now and am more willing to put myself out there. I am so glad that I did this. Like I said before too I made some amazing friends on this trip who I plan on visiting! More excuses to travel which I have absolutely fallen in love with!