Author: Barcelona SAE

Let’s Get Cooking!

By Ashley Boone, University of Washington I love to cook, but I haven’t been cooking much in Barcelona. Between dinner with my host family and taste testing new restaurants, most of my meals have been made for me. I had been missing spending time in the kitchen, so I was especially excited about the programs cooking class at Cook and Taste, a kitchen-classroom offering cooking classes in the Gothic. The activity was especially well-timed for the week after Thanksgiving. Every year I spend the day cooking with my mom, my grandpa, and the rest of the family to prepare...

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Some Tips for a Successful Semester Abroad

By Donovan Gayles, Susquehanna University Some of my early impressions about studying abroad for a semester were quickly put to rest after my first several weeks here in Barcelona. Here are some tips to help you out: Take classes seriously because it is possible to fail. If you’re in an apartment, there are plenty are grocery stores nearby and the prices are very similar to US stores, but don’t be afraid to eat out. Remember the exchange rate! The Euro is worth more than the USD ( 1 Euro = .75 USD). Invest in a fanny pack or bag...

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5 Reasons to Study Abroad in Barcelona During the Fall Semester

By Jaclyn Wood, University of Delaware Since high school, I knew I wanted to major in International Business and study for a semester, or even a year, abroad. My heart was set on Spain, after previously working a summer in Madrid and falling in love with the culture and people. Luckily, my university offered a great spring program in Barcelona. I was super excited to apply for that upcoming spring program; students had shared their experiences with me and I felt destined to go. To my surprise, however, my university discontinued the spring program that year, and decided to...

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Guidebook to Catalan Food

By Amanda Libero, University of Delaware When you arrive in Barcelona, you will shortly realize one of the best things the city has to offer is its food. Barcelona is a city in the region of Catalonia, and the region including Barcelona has several must try dishes and foods. Pan Con Tomate This food is quite possibly one of the most typical foods of Catalunya and Barcelona. You’ll see this everywhere. It is as simple as it sounds, bread with tomato. In Catalan it is called pa amb con tomaquet, and it is bread, usually toasted, with rubbed garlic...

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Life With a Spanish Family

By Ashley Boone, University of Washington One of the highlights of my semester in Barcelona has been getting to know Isa, Edu, and their daughter Sara. Every night I eat dinner with the family and listen to them talk about their daily lives. Not only do I get the opportunity to improve my Spanish, I get a unique glimpse at the life of an authentic Spanish family. We always speak in Spanish but all three members of the family speak English. Isa has studied in London, Edu takes English classes after work, and Sara is learning English in her...

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