This time next week I’ll be on a flight to Madrid! The time has flown by so quickly since the beginning of the application process last November and now I’m actually leaving! I arrive on Monday and fortunately I have somewhere to live. So many people are going through the stress of arriving into hostels and going house hunting, and I’m so relieved to be able to land and go straight to bed – my bed. Throughout next week and the following week numerous training sessions will be taking place for the language assistants and mine will be on the Wednesday. After that I’m free for just under two weeks! I’ll have time to shop, party, travel and get to know other Erasmus students around Madrid, and more importantly some Spanish people. But for now I need to make the most of my friends, family and especially of being able to speak English all of the time.