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Four Tips to Mentally Prepare for a Semester in Barcelona

Dustin Abnos is a student at Kansas State University and an ISA Featured Blogger. Dustin is currently studying abroad with ISA in Barcelona, Spain.
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Five weeks have passed by since my last final exam at Kansas State, and it still has not fully hit me that I will be in Spain for four adventurous months.  In a few days, I will be enjoying the wonderful seafood and tapas, visiting the beaches of Barcelona and taking a dip in the Mediterranean Sea. I will also be surrounded by the astonishing architecture and history of Cataluña. Read more

Barcelona: Not a Tourist, Not yet a Local

Brittany Quirarte is a student at Arizona State University and an ISA Castañeda Correspondent. Brittany is currently studying abroad with ISA in Barcelona, Spain.

Lots of Luggage, Lots of Excitement; Sky Harbor International Airport

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

You Know You’re in Barcelona When…

Kristy Gustafson is a student at the University of Colorado, Boulder and an ISA Featured Blogger. Kristy is currently studying abroad with ISA in Barcelona, Spain.

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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

The Barcelona Bucket List

Jessie Williams is a student at the College of Saint Rose and an ISA Featured Blogger. Jessie is currently studying abroad with ISA in Barcelona, Spain.

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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

Barcelona: Love at First Sight

Jessie Williams is a student at the College of Saint Rose and an ISA Featured Blogger. Jessie is currently studying abroad with ISA in Barcelona, Spain.

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My friend, Bridgette, and I at Park Güell

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

The Balance Between “YOLO” and Your Budget

Jessie Williams is a student at the College of Saint Rose and an ISA Featured Blogger. Jessie is currently studying abroad with ISA in Barcelona, Spain.

Yummy Cambridge, England pastries are always a good thing to splurge a few euros on

Yummy Cambridge, England pastries are always a good thing to splurge a few euros on

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

What to Expect You’re Expecting…to Study Abroad!

Jessie Williams is a student at the College of Saint Rose and an ISA Featured Blogger. Jessie is currently studying abroad with ISA in Barcelona, Spain.

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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

Top 10 Barcelona Activities and Sights

Carina Pacheco is a student at University of Texas, Arlington and an ISA Featured Blogger. Carina is currently studying abroad with ISA in Barcelona, Spain.

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Walking Through Barcelona

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?

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No Place Like Home? Life in Barcelona

Karlie Jeneson is a student at Boise State University and an ISA Featured BloggerKarlie is currently studying abroad with ISA in Barcelona, Spain.

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Crowd gathering in Plaza del Sol for the finale of fireworks, dragons, and Catalan towers of the Catalonia independence festival.

I thought there was no place like home. That is, until I lived in Gracia.

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Barcelona is Definitely Not Texas

Carina Pacheco is a student at University of Texas, Arlington and an ISA Featured Blogger. Carina is currently studying abroad with ISA in Barcelona, Spain.

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La Pedrera

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.

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