SYA Reflections: SYA From Abroad

Ava Ratcliff ’21 is currently participating in School Year Abroad (SYA) Spain, a year-long study-abroad program Andover founded with Phillips Exeter Academy and St. Paul’s in 1964. According to the program’s website, SYA Spain students live with a host family in Zaragoza, Spain, taking courses with SYA while immersing themselves in the local culture. In this monthly column, Ratcliff offers her insights on studying away from Andover for an entire year.

I’m halfway done with living in Spain. While I haven’t had any life-changing revelations at the Prado or any Lizzy McGuire Movie moments at the local fountain, I like to think I’ve learned a thing or two about my surroundings. Maybe I’ve even picked up some Spanish along the way.

Click on any of the pins on the above map to discover some of Zaragoza’s highlights!