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All the latest from Rich Kurtzman, Founder & Director of Barcelona SAE!

Rich Kurtzman
Founder & Director

Currently based in Barcelona, Rich grew up in the great city of Chicago, Illinois, but has been lucky to call Barcelona his home for 15 years. His studies in Spanish and Russian Language and Culture led him on a path toward study abroad ever since high school. Starting with a summer in St. Petersburg, Russia then a semester in Madrid, Spain, there is no doubt that his study abroad experiences shaped his future. He later did an internship in Milan, Italy, led student groups through Spain, and volunteered in the Philippines. After earning his M.A. in Spanish Applied Linguistics, Rich taught Spanish History and Culture to study abroad students in Barcelona. Since 2002, Rich has organized and directed all aspects of study abroad in Barcelona. Rich regularly presents at International Education conferences on various topics and also works as an intercultural consultant for multinationals in Spain.

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Political Updates from Barcelona: What’s Happening Now?

Political Updates from Barcelona: What’s Happening Now?

Good Sunday afternoon to you, It has been a while since I've sent out the political update from Catalonia but I wanted to send one now for two reasons: 1) So many of you told me at the Forum Conference on Education Abroad last week how much you appreciate them and 2)...

Fall 2017 – Update #3 from Catalonia

Fall 2017 – Update #3 from Catalonia

Greetings from Barcelona, Here is an update on what’s happened since my last update: The Declaration of Independence has happened Just over an hour ago, the Catalan Parliament declared that they want to make Catalonia an independent state, or Republic, separate from...

Fall 2017 – Update #2 from Catalonia

Fall 2017 – Update #2 from Catalonia

Greetings from Barcelona, Here is an update on what has been happening politically since my last email: Public opinion: There have been huge, peaceful, demonstrations in Catalonia including a march on October 3rd on a day that was declared a general strike where many...

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