Ethan Heppner rss Granada, Fall 2009

Hi! My name is Ethan Heppner and I am studying in Granada, Spain! Some info about me: I’m a third-year with an economics major at Grinnell College, I run cross country & track, and I’m also an amateur cartoonist (you can see my work at

Ethan's Posts

  • Classes

    After a week-and-a-half long orientation of brushing up on Spanish, classes begin at IES. All of the options are excellent, because IES invites some of the best University of Granada professors to teach courses both in English and Spanish.

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  • Speaking/Learning Spanish in Spain

    My Spanish improved the most during the first week, as I was just getting back into it after not having spoken much in the past nine months.

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  • Life along the Camino

    Once you’re on your way along the Camino, living expenses are pretty low- in every sizable village, there is a municipal Albergue which offers beds in communal spaces for only 3€/night.


  • Camino de Santiago

    My travels in Spain began with a week of travel before the start of my program along the Camino de Santiago, which is a medieval pilgrimage route across the northern part of the country (and about as far from Granada as you can get and still be in Spain!).

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