Dana Drosdick

Dana Drosdick
Sophomore
Digital Communications and Spanish
Ballston Spa, New York

The City of Oviedo

The local Cathedral

The local Cathedral

The city of Oviedo is home to 222,917 native Spaniards and now also 20 slightly clueless Calvin Knights desperately trying to grasp this language. The moment I arrived in Oviedo, I had no idea what I had gotten myself into. I know they said it was a city but … actually a city? I get lost five minutes from my house, and I’ve lived there for four years!

However, as time passed I grew more and more accustomed to this charming city I get to call my home for the next five months. Already I can navigate it like a pro (and by pro, I mean with a map, my phone with the GPS and six people giving me directions). Maybe I still haven’t quite nailed down the whole navigating part of my experience yet, but at least I only get lost once a day now (compared to multiple times an hour).

It’s still pretty crazy to think that I get to call this rainy little city my home. Every day I notice something new about the city. I’m sure I’ll never see all of Oviedo or try every café (there are thousands of them!) while I’m here in Spain, but I hope to soak up as much of the culture as possible. I hope you enjoy learning about my new home as much as I’m enjoying living here!