Lucas Starts Spanish University

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog here. The last few months have been pretty crazy for me, with no time to take a break! In April and May I had to put all my energy into studying for the Selectividad (Spanish exams you take to apply to university). As you can tell by the title of this post, I just took the university entrance exams for foreigners.


Examen de EVAUIf you’re a true fan of my blogs, you know that my journey in Spain started over a year ago. I had attended one of the online cultural workshops that AIL Madrid offers and I was intrigued by the school. I contacted them to see if they had a course to prepare for the Spanish university entrance exams. The turnaround was almost immediate, as I quickly found myself in Madrid enjoying churros with chocolate alongside my new classmates.


During my University Pathway Preparation Program, I learned a lot more than just the Spanish language. I also had the chance to learn more about the life of Madrileños. I made many friends and created unforgettable memories that I’ll treasure forever. Of course, I also learned a lot about the history of Spain while I was studying for my exams. Each day that got closer to the exams made me more and more nervous. Normally, I’m not a super nervous person when I have these big exams, but the foreign environment set me on edge. With the help of AIL Madrid, however, I became calm and realized I was very prepared. When the date of the exam came, I was more than ready. I was able to answer the questions with ease and I felt confident when I walked out of the testing room.


Examen EVAU

The exam results published one week later, and I nervously opened my computer to check the results. I needed a certain score to pursue my dream field of study: philosophy. I chose to study a dual degree in Philosophy and Political Science at the Complutense University in Madrid. I started about three weeks ago and I could not be happier with my experience so far. I’ve already made a lot of friends and people are always surprised that it’s only been one year since I came to study Spanish in Madrid.


Now that the journey is nearly over, I get nostalgic thinking about how much my life has changed. That’s why with this last blog, I want to confirm that I’ve finally reached my goal during this Year of the Tiger. J


And before I forget! I’m now doing a SIELE Exam Preparation Course to certify my level of Spanish and open myself up to even bigger opportunities in the workforce. You can definitely count on the fact that in a few months I’ll be back on the blog to tell you all how it’s been. You can count on me!


To wrap up my post, I want to take the chance to encourage you all to follow my footsteps. I hope you too are inspired to travel and live a once in a lifetime experience while you learn Spanish in Madrid.


I’ll really miss telling you all my Spanish stories, but I’m sure that a new student from AIL Madrid will continue what I’ve started on this blog.


For now at least, I can assure you all that when I take my SIELE Exam I’ll be asking one of my professors to let me write one more blog. I won’t say goodbye to you all in this blog just yet.


Thank you all again for letting me share my stories with you! As we say at AIL, ¡hasta pronto! 😉


Lucas 张 *


Lucas Zhang

¡¡Hola a todos! Me llamo Zhang aunque desde que llegué a España todos me llaman Lucas. Soy un chico muy creativo, me encanta leer y escribir, aunque admito que se me da mejor hacerlo en chino que en español. Llegué a Madrid hace poco tiempo porque quiero estudiar filosofía en una universidad española. Desde que pisé la Gran Vía de Madrid estoy totalmente enamorado de la ciudad. Espero que disfrutes leyendo mis blogs y que te resulten útiles a mí me encanta escribirlos y dar algunos trucos a las gente que como yo acaba de llegar a la ciudad. Si te gustan mis posts, déjame un comentario al final. Me encantará leerte.

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