Category: TODOS Updates

Why is it Important to Travel as a Person of Color?

By Trevaleyus Harris, Albion College Traveling to a foreign country can be an intimidating experience in itself. It’s impossible to truly know what a new culture will be like until you experience it firsthand. Culture shock is unavoidable, but with the right strategies, you can feel more prepared to take on this new adventure. Hear what Trevaleyus Harris has to say about being an African American student in Barcelona, how he overcame specific challenges, and why he thinks it’s important to travel and immerse yourself in different cultures. Want to learn more about traveling as a person of color?...

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Tips for Traveling Abroad as a Person of Color

By Jalan Gunning, North Carolina A&T State University 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...

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Meet our TODOS Scholars

Spring 2020 Scholars (TODOS MSI Scholarship recipient) Kendra Espiritu studies International Business/International Studies at New Mexico State University, known for its beautiful mountain ranges and hot green chile. She couldn’t be more excited to be studying at UAB in the Spring of 2020. “If I had to choose, I think I am most excited for really living the Spanish culture and traveling! I chose Barcelona SAE because it was the best program I found that perfectly aligned with my educational and future career goals.” (Todos Need-Based Scholarship Recipient)  Dominic Occhiuzzo is a Business Management student at Florida Gulf Coast...

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Let’s Talk: TODOS Diversity Pre-Departure Series

Barcelona SAE is launching various webinars called Let’s Talk: TODOS Diversity Pre-Departure Series. These webinars are hosted by Barcelona SAE staff on the TODOS Diversity Committee. These webinars are open to everyone, and you don’t have to be a member of either community to join – all people and allies welcome! Topics are as follows: Let’s Talk: Race and Ethnicity in Barcelona    Participants will be given specific information about the history of diversity in Spain, the various ethnic communities living there today and their contributions to Spanish culture. Participants will also leave with specific information and resources, including how to report...

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Faculty Highlight – Dr. Monk

By Kayla Joseph, TODOS Engagement Coordinator, Barcelona SAE I sat down with Dr. Selena Judon-Monk from St. Augustine’s University to discover where her passion for international education comes from and how that led her to create a Customized Program with Barcelona SAE. I first met Dr. Monk at Barcelona SAE’s 10th Anniversary Site Visit in July 2019, and from the moment we met, I could see the excitement on her face as she spoke about how she wanted her students to create a Barcelona experience all their own. Dr. Monk is a kind, intelligent woman that is a true...

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