Author: Barcelona SAE

TODOS Scholars

Donovan Gayles is a junior at Susquehanna University and attended the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) during the Fall Semester of 2018. He is a double major in Political Science/Public Policy with a minor in Economics. He is an advocate for equality and civil rights and will be pursuing a career in the legal system serving as an attorney or employee of the federal government. Outside of the classroom, Donovan spends time in various clubs and activities such as SGA, Susquehanna Admissions, and track and field. Check out his blog...

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Intercultural Training

Mentor Program The goals of the mentor program are for students to have a cultural guide and friend in the city of Barcelona, Spain.  Each mentor is a staff member who is a local or has lived in Spain for a number of years. In the beginning, mentors and mentees meet to set up goals for their time abroad and discussions to prepare them for upcoming challenges by reflecting on different situations. The mentor card game is a reflection tool used by the mentors to target topics of diversity. The game has purple cards outlining situations that were challenging...

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Settling in Barcelona

By Devin Fisher, University of Dayton Barcelona is finally starting to feel like home. After being here for more than a month, what once was culture shock is now my daily life. Between hopping on the metro 5 times a day or eating bread with every meal, my time in Barcelona has been very wholesome– and it’s just past the halfway mark! So far this semester, I have gone on plenty of adventures yet my favorite thing to do is to pass time with my new amigos in the Barcelona SAE program. Since we can all keep in touch...

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My Homestay Experience

By Tania Silva, Illinois Wesleyan University On January 8th, I finally arrived at El Prat Airport and although I was exhausted from my two flights (and a seven-hour layover), I could not wait to get to my homestay. I felt like a five-year-old kid looking out of the taxi window and being in awe of the beautiful city I was about to spend the next four months of my life in. I arrived at my homestay and my host mom greeted my roommate and I with a kiss on the cheek and took us into her apartment. She showed me...

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