Author: Barcelona SAE

Infusing Education

We are first and foremost international educators, so everything that Barcelona SAE does has an end goal of education…and better yet, with an international twist. This is true for our students and staff, and fostering language acquisition is a large part of that...

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The Perfect Paella

By Shane Pausits, University of Michigan “Paella is the most iconic Spanish dish. What pizza and pasta are to the Italians is what paella is to the Spanish. I love paella. It’s a real family dish and defines where I come from.” – Miguel Maestre According to some history of the pallea, most etymologists agree it was created in the Spanish city of Valencia and is combination of two cultures: the Romans, for the pan, and the Arabs, for the rice. Paella is prepared by simmering chicken or seafood with rice, vegetables, and the ever important spice saffron along with other...

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After Three Months…

By Tania Silva, Illinois Wesleyan University After being in Spain for three months… It will feel like week two… After my classmates and I came back from a weekend group trip to Granada, it finally hit all of us that Granada was our last group trip before heading back home. That was two weeks ago. Being in Barcelona for the past three months has given me so many beautiful sites to see and visit throughout the semester that time has flown by very quickly. Whether you study in Barcelona for a month, or for four, make sure to go...

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Inclusive Pre-Departure & Diversity Series: Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk: TODOS Diversity Pre-Departure Series Barcelona SAE is launching a new diversity pre-departure online series which is open to all students on our programs.  This optional and interactive webinar series will immediately follow our required general pre-departure sessions for each term, and the topics so far are as follows: Let’s Talk: Race and Ethnicity in Barcelona   Let’s Talk: LGBTQ+ in Barcelona Dates:  Summer 2019:  April 18th at 5:00pm EST Fall 2019: July 2nd at 1:00pm EST Recordings are available, so please email Christina@BarcelonaSAE.com for more information.  ...

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Visiting Seville

By Liliana Brown, California State University – Long Beach Hello! This past weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Seville and would like to share some tips to make your next trip there even better. Clothing Tips: Locals dress very formally. If you would like to blend in a little bit I would suggest wearing solid colors with one patterned article of clothing. It does tend to be a warm area, I was there in March and everyday it got up to at least 70 degrees (F). Bring some good sunglasses and sunscreen. I would also dress somewhat modestly...

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