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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? Read another student’s tips.


VIDEO: Trevaleyus Harris Shares His Experience Studying Abroad in Barcelona


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Trevaleyus Harris

Trevaleyus is a Communication major from Albion College, and studied abroad at SIS during Spring 2020.