"hispanic studies" blog posts
Living with Host Families
My experience during my year abroad in Argentina showed me aspects of a typical Argentinian life which I otherwise would not have discovered.
Posted on: 16 June 2023
Key lessons learnt from my Year Abroad
July 2022. The UK is entering into its umpteenth heatwave of the year, with temperatures rising to above 40 and Argentina is in the depths of winter. I arrived in Argentina ready yet anxious to take on this next step in my life. After a difficult time adjusting to the education system and my new life in Argentina, I had a revelatory moment…
Posted on: 15 June 2023
Studying in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro
The past year has without a doubt been the most amazing year of my life! Going from having never travelled outside of Europe to spending 5 months each in both Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro has been an incredibly transformative experience.
Posted on: 14 June 2023
My year in Colombia
Hello everybody, my name is George Alexander and I’m a third-year student of Hispanic Studies. I chose to focus on languages, therefore for the past 3 years I’ve been studying Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan which enabled me to study abroad for a year.
Posted on: 13 June 2023
A thank you to Argentina.
Looking back on my year abroad and the exciting trips I had across Argentina and Brazil, including watching history being made when Argentina won the world cup!
Posted on: 12 June 2023
Semester 1 Summaries: Emily Teague
This year I started my second academic year at university, living in Smithdown as appose to last year when I lived in halls. The freedom of living in a house with all your friends is unmatched- I would highly recommend the area; great bus connections for university and two major supermarkets very close! I study Hispanic Studies and Italian and the two work very well together in my opinion. My favourite module for Italian has to be ITAL256 which is our grammar module, as learning grammar is the most interesting part of language learning for me. As for Hispanic Studies, I am really enjoying HISP218, which is a module focused on studying politics in the Basque Country. Every module you will study at Liverpool is extremely engaging, as they ask for students’ opinions all the time, and mould most of the modules around your interests- it is very flexible which is great!
Posted on: 16 December 2021
Winning the Hispanic Studies Prize
I am a 23-year-old second year student who transferred to Hispanic Studies from Biological & Medical Sciences.
Posted on: 1 December 2021
My Little Samurai – The Story of the Boy Who Didn’t Live
“I remember that day”, said one of Ekai’s fellow trans activists who Athanasia (Nancy) Francis, PhD candidate in Hispanic Studies, collaborates with in her research, recounting the events of 15th February 2018. “I was in class, had my phone on vibration, and the notifications on our Whatsapp group just kept coming non-stop. My friends’ profile pictures were turned black. I had a feeling that something bad was happening- something really bad. I left class and called a friend to find out. I just couldn’t believe it…” Ekai had taken his own life at the age of 16.
Posted on: 9 November 2020
"I ask my dreams to come back home" - Spanish poet, Luis Garcia Montero
How does a poet produce their work and how does their poetry fit into the lives of the public? Our Hispanic Studies students got under the skin of acclaimed Spanish poet, Luis García Montero, during his recent visit to Liverpool.
Posted on: 7 March 2017
From rainy Belfast to sunny Madrid - Conor's flying start to a new career
Studying a language because you're passionate about it is a great place to start - but how can it help your career? Hispanic Studies graduate Conor Wilkinson tells us about his flying start to a career in marketing, in sunny Madrid.
Posted on: 15 February 2017