Being an exchange student is one of the most exciting things that exists. You get the opportunity to experience the world with new people who have different ideas and perspectives. It’s a chance to learn things you could never have possibly imagined you would learn, and try things you could never have possibly imagined you would try. Studying abroad is about getting out there, breaking your comfort zone, and trying new things.
During your time abroad, you will probably be eating lots of new foods and trying things you’ve never had before. While living and studying in Spain, I have had the chance to try the local cuisine. The basic, most typical Spanish food, aside from jamon, is tortilla de patatas, a Spanish omelette. Luckily, now you don’t have to wait until your next trip abroad to experience this Spanish staple.
The recipe differs from family to family based on your likes, but the following recipe is what my host family uses:
Louise Plever is 15 years old and lives in Asheville, North Carolina. Her goal during her study abroad program in Spain is “to become fluent in Spanish and make friends that will last a lifetime.” Follow Louise’s adventure in Spain on her blog post updates throughout the year.