Taking advantage of your university’s study abroad program and spending a year in Madrid sounds like the perfect life plan to us. Added bonus: spending that time volunteering and making a difference in people’s lives? Yes, please. Read on for more on Rebeca’s amazing study abroad year in Madrid and see all her favourite city spots.

“I had been living in Madrid for a few months before deciding to do a photo shoot. I’ve been volunteering at a foster home since September through a bridge year program at my university. I wanted photos in my favourite places in Madrid, the Retiro and the Lavapiés neighbourhood, so instead of choosing a traditional photography studio, I chose Flytographer!

“The Retiro has been my place to relax, read, write and picnic during my year here – it is so peaceful and beautiful. Lavapiés has a fantastic mix of people from diverse backgrounds (meaning food from all over!), artists, unique restaurants, boutiques and murals. It’s a part of Madrid that one doesn’t see as a tourist and exploring it has been a highlight of my experience. Don’t be afraid to wander when in Madrid. I found some of my favourite places just by exploring!” – Rebeca

 Flytographer:  Julia in Madrid

Flytographer: Julia in Madrid

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