Post Barcelona
Jul01

Post Barcelona

Thoughts and Feelings – When it was time to leave my host family, I woke up early and started off the morning packing then waited as the house came alive. I remember my host brother, Alex, coming in my room and saying, “You are one of the students that I will actually miss a lot, and I meant that.” I became very, very close with my host family… I think more so than other students. I didn’t really have too...

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My Journey 1 Month In
Mar25

My Journey 1 Month In

  The very, very first word that came to thought when I walked up the metro steps and met my new city was the world clean. Barcelona was very… clean. I was expecting more of a New York City type deal, and there was literally no resemblance at all. The streets were wide, no crowds, no filth, the sun was beaming and the street seemed happy and it also held the promise of a happy semester. After becoming turned around quite a few...

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Journey to Barcelona
Jan07

Journey to Barcelona

I grew up near the oldest city in America, St. Augustine. There is a vibrant array of Spanish culture in St. Aug, which really pushed my interest in studying abroad to Barcelona, Spain. In addition, I had taken a handful of Spanish classes in Middle and High School, giving me a basic understanding in the language’s structure and rules. However, I am nowhere near fluent in Spanish… in fact, I hardly understand simple phrases because my...

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