Our student bloggers have been hard at work writing some great posts for their blogs! This month there have been a lot of trips to see historical sites in the cities they are studying abroad and in surrounding places.

Zoe, who is studying in Moscow at the National Theater Institute, went to St. Petersburg for the weekend with her class, and she saw some great sites:

“We reached St. Petersburg around 7 am on Friday. We ate a huge breakfast to rejuvenate ourselves and then went straight to the palace of Catherine the Great, located in the town of Pushkin.

Commissioned by Catherine the First, this palace was a summer residence for the Tsars of Russia. The palace is filled with ornate rooms covered in gold, with paintings expanding across the ceilings.”

You can read more about her trip on her blog here

Jeff, who is on the Skidmore in Spain program, has been visiting a ton of cool places where he is studying abroad in Madrid!

“Segovia Cathedral: This massive cathedral dominates the skyline of the ancient city of Segovia. Built in the mid-16th century, this church is a prime example of the late-Gothic style.”

The facade of the very famous Segovia Cathedral

Main entrance into the Cathedral

A couple of shots of the interior

To see more of Jeff’s travels checkout his blog post here