Founder’s Corner

Rich grew up in the great city of Chicago, Illinois, but has been lucky to call Barcelona his home for over 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.

My Culture Stock Newsletters are specifically designed for Study Abroad Offices and faculty leaders to help you gain valuable tips on increasing cultural awareness and reach your international education goals.

 

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Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Updates

The health and safety of our participants is always our #1 priority. Barcelona SAE continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation worldwide through trusted sources such as the CDC, WHO, US Department of State and APUNE. We have been and will...

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Visualization for Re-Entry

Visualization for Re-Entry

*Note for facilitator: you do not have to say every line in here. If you feel like it’s going on too long, you can cut some of them out.  SCRIPT Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. We are going to walk you through this journey that started a long time ago when...

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Fall 2019 – Political Update from Catalonia

Fall 2019 – Political Update from Catalonia

Back in February, 2019, I wrote the last political update because the trial began of the 12 pro-independence Catalan leaders who were responsible for the referendum on Catalan independence. I’m writing again now because the trial recently ended, sentences were dealt,...

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