senorbrightside

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About senorbrightside

  • Rank
    Decaf
  • Birthday December 12

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Valencia, Spain
  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
  • Program
    Spanish (Peninsular literature) MA
  1. Let’s just TALK about it...

    Don't lose hope! Two people have posted acceptances for my #2 program...and I haven't heard anything...so I understand exactly how stressful it is. Just keep the faith
  2. Spanish/Journalism major applying for a master in Spanish literature chiming in. I was given three quant sections. I cursed. As an aside, none of my programs look at the scores but require it because the grad school requires it. I did pretty decent on it all things considered. Definitely an interesting hypothesis.
  3. What's your craziest backup plan?

    I guess I'll stay in Spain another year (I came to Spain after getting rejected to all the grad schools I applied for 2008 and never went back, but the job situation in Spain is so horrible for Americans so I went back to my MA/PH.D dream and applied to MA programs in Spanish/Hispanic Studies for next year) and reapply next year. Or substitute teach. Or figure out how to make a living off my travel blog.
  4. Spanish Fall 2018

    UIUC is my second choice, and I haven't heard anything from them yet, but I'm American and they probably are letting international students know first. Are you Ph.D or Master? And where are you from? Are you doing linguistics or literature? I'm just anxious to know something from them jeje. If you're 100% certain, I wouldn't apply to any more personally, but if you're not, then apply to the others. They may offer more funding or it could be a better fit for you. I'd probably apply. Last year I only had money to apply for one, and I was accepted but the funding fell through...so this year saved so I could apply to six.
  5. Spanish Fall 2018

    I finished all my apps in early December since I had two due then. I'm interested mostly in Peninsular Literature with a focus on 20th and 21st century lit and film and Spanish Nationalism (Catalan, Basque, Gallego, Andaluz etc)...I applied to Illinois, Colorado-Boulder, Washington, Texas Tech, Toronto and McGill. It looks like we all have varied research interests.
  6. Spanish Fall 2018

    I'm going for peninsular literature (I've been living in Spain for the past 9 years). I'll say which programs I applied to when everyone else does jeje. I did see that an international applicant was accepted already into one of my top choices, but they were accepted for linguistics. Mucha suerte a todos y todas
  7. Spanish Fall 2018

    ¡Hola! I'm a nervous wreck too...I applied for six master programs, and I'm worried about not getting into any school as they're all pretty competitive. I'm also pretty stressed. Two deadlines have passed already so...very anxious to just know!