#15 Tourist in my Own (Study Abroad) City

First a Word to --YOU-- As I was writing all of these blogs and looking back at the photos, I had to go back to my memories to make these blogs as descriptive and helpful as possible; Let me just say, I already miss Barcelona so SO much! Thank you for reading and following along … Continue reading #15 Tourist in my Own (Study Abroad) City

#14 Last Field Trip: Montserrat

Montserrat was one of the last field trips we took as a class. It also happened to be the last day for quizzes so you can imagine we were happy for many reasons lol. Earlier in the day, we had visited another church in another town designed by Gaudi, which still had the fairytale aesthetic … Continue reading #14 Last Field Trip: Montserrat

#13 Unique Inside Access to Bomb Shelters from the Spanish Civil War

This was the most touching and real walking tour for me in this class.   I didn’t really know anything about Franco or the Spanish Civil War prior to this trip. It was one thing to read about it in our assigned book or even discuss it in lecture, but it’s a completely different story … Continue reading #13 Unique Inside Access to Bomb Shelters from the Spanish Civil War

#11 How In The World Do You Juggle Class + Traveling!?

Everyone who has studied abroad has had this struggle. Everyone who is thinking about studying abroad wonders about it. But it makes sense because your mind wants to be on vacation 100% of the time of you being in a different city, country, or continent -- and you should let yourself enjoy the trip!! Just … Continue reading #11 How In The World Do You Juggle Class + Traveling!?

#7 BEST PART OF CLASS: Having Dinner with a UCLA Alumni’s family in Gràcia

As I had mentioned in previous blogs, I had always dreamed of studying abroad because I wanted to assimilate to another culture that was completely different than anything I was familiar with. Even though this program is about 3 ½ weeks, I still felt like I got that. However, the defining factor of this experience … Continue reading #7 BEST PART OF CLASS: Having Dinner with a UCLA Alumni’s family in Gràcia

#6 “Dance like They Do In the Mediterranean” — Barceloneta

The most cheesy thing I have ever done (but do not regret) is play Ed Sheeran’s “Barcelona” as I walk along the Mediterranean. But c’mon, I HAD to. One of the places you’re bound to end up when in this beautiful city is the most popular beach found in the neighborhood of Barceloneta; this literally … Continue reading #6 “Dance like They Do In the Mediterranean” — Barceloneta