The first Spanish word I spoke on this trip was “lo siento”. “So this is how the trip will be going,” I thought, “Already saying sorry when I sat in the wrong seat on the plane. The plane ride gave me a lot of time to think about the coming year. Yes year. I think that is the part I still cannot get over, I’m going to be here for the whole academic year!!! Read more
Posts from the ‘Barcelona’ Category
“You’re no longer tourists, you’re students,” the ISA staff tell the group of anxious students upon arrival to our first ISA meeting. Something about having to pull out a giant map every time you take any form of transportation, attempt to explain to friends in your program where you think you live in relation to them, or before you step outside of your place without the slightest idea of where you’re going, tells me otherwise. BUT, it’s true. At least it will be… Read more
When you’re fortunate enough to come to a place like Barcelona, Spain for an extended amount of time, the possibilities seem endless. But, once you begin settling in, it can be tough to figure out how to navigate the city and where the hot spots are. After being here for nearly three weeks, I have been able to compile my own list of endeavors that constitute my very own Barcelona Bucket List. Read more
As some of you may know from my previous blog posts, I have been traveling around Europe for about three weeks. On the 21st of June, I boarded my shortest flight to my final destination: Barcelona, Spain. Read more
Nearly everyone who speaks in the English language has undeniably used or heard the phrase “YOLO“. For those of you that haven’t, it stands for “You only live once“. People often use it to justify doing something they might not under normal conditions. When you’re studying abroad, it becomes so easy to be overwhelmed by everything that you want to do and finding enough money to do it all. Read more
You’ve bought your tickets, called your bank, made your cell phone rental plans, and the wait is finally over. For the last couple months, studying abroad may be all you’ve been able to talk or think about. Now that you’re sitting at the airport, your fingers begin to tingle and you get a aching feeling in the back of your stomach. You’ve been so excited, but now you feel a waved mix of emotions, one of them being nervousness. You’ve prepared yourself in what seems like every possible way, but nothing quite prepares you for a life changing experience such as study abroad. Read more
It’s almost impossible to believe that I’ve been here for 2 months already! Picking Barcelona as the host city for my study abroad experience has definitely been one of the best decisions I have ever made. There are no words to describe the amount of fun and adventure that I have come across while living in this fascinating city! So what are the reasons my time studying abroad in Barcelona has been so amazing?
It’s been a couple of weeks since I landed in Europe for the first time. I honestly still can’t believe this is really happening. Since before I came I thought this was all a dream. Now being here and walking through the streets of Barcelona, it has all finally begun to sink in.
As the only Florida State University student studying abroad in Barcelona, one may wonder why I would decide to come to this foreign place, only accompanied by one carry-on bag and one duffel bag. As a middle child of three daughters, I have always had an independent attitude and outlook on life. I am very open- minded, love meeting new people from different cultures, backgrounds, and countries, and overall, get a thrill of the unknown when exploring new places.