By: Jalan Gunning In September of 2019, I was able to hop on a plane and embark on a new chapter of my life in Barcelona, Spain and it was the best decision I could have ever made. Although leaving my family and friends was the toughest part, I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to go and live in another country. Growing up I never thought I would be able to travel to Barcelona, let alone Europe. There was always that voice in the back of my head telling me that there were too many obstacles...Read More
Jan 27, 2020 | Academics
By Rebecca Land, Missouri State University One thing that is often overlooked when mentally preparing yourself to study abroad is the thing that occupies most of your time abroad – classes! As expected, universities in Spain differ greatly from universities in the United States. Even universities within Spain can vary from each other. During my study abroad experience in Barcelona, I attended la Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). I took four different classes: Barcelona: Rise of a Design City, Pricing Policies, Consumer Behavior, and Marketing Research Analytics. The latter three were business classes that I took at the business school,...Read More
By Shane Pausits, University of Michigan Traveling abroad in Spain and other parts of Europe has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my college career. Still, it can be very difficult to be away from your home and home university for such a long period of time. Especially in a culture like today where social media is constantly reminding us on what we’re missing out on, who’s not around, and how life is always changing. To treat this undeniable homesickness, here are 3 tips on how to continue to see, hear, and speak to your loved ones back...Read More
By Donovan Gayles, Susquehanna University There is always something about being in a new environment that makes you more appreciative. As I am now just approaching the mid-point of my semester abroad, I notice that I am developing a greater appreciation for culture and society. It is important that wherever you go that you bring your own culture and traditions as well. Being vulnerable and allowing yourself to learn about a new place will provide you with the best and most well-rounded experience. So far I have been enjoying my time in Barcelona, making friends, and trying to take...Read More
By Madeleine Guiard, Illinois Wesleyan University I know, this entry sounds sad, but in reality, it’s an empowering way to get to know a new city! If you have a weekend free, I have some tips and tricks to help you spend your time efficiently and cost-friendly in Barcelona! To begin, you first must do some research. Find some places you’re interested in, explore Google Maps to find the most efficient way to hit all of your stops, and lastly, make sure the things you want to see is open on the days you want to see them! If...Read More
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