Tomás Arruebo

Pronouns: He/him

What is your favorite place or site in your country?

The pyrenees, a mountain range close to Zaragoza where I spend many days playing sports or hanging out with relatives and friends.

What is your hidden talent?

I have a black belt in karate.

What is your favorite hobby?

Riding my bike through the countryside, playing other sports such as swimming or trekking, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends are my favorite hobbies.

What is one piece of advice for future SYA students?

I would advise them to live in the present moment taking full advantage of this amazing, wonderful experience (it will probably change them forever), to be patient with themselves at the beginning and ask for advice when required (we are all here to support them), to be curious in their day-to-day to get to deeply understand their new cultural surroundings, to take full advantage of all the opportunities that SYA offers them while they are in the local schools, to be open to make new local and American friends (they will probably make some friendships for life), and to try to establish a close relationship with their host families.