End of Chapter One

End of Chapter One

  Returning Home I definitely do not want to forget: – How much I laughed after Arin told us about the story about the time she saw Harrison Ford at a local restaurant in Barcelona. – The first time I cried on the trip was during class one day when we...
In the Heart of Spain

In the Heart of Spain

  Experiencing Las Ramblas has definitely shown both sides of the culture in Barcelona. Being one of the more touristy areas in the city there is always a lot of commotion happening at once. Starting from Placa Catalynua, hundreds of people crowd the street...

Active Vision

To anyone who enjoys admiring nature and history, a park in Spain is one of the best places to seek both. Wandering the Barcelona streets, I ran into a historic park called Ciutadella Park located right next to the Arc de Triomf. With numerous sculptures in the park,...
On The Corner of Reality and Tourism

On The Corner of Reality and Tourism

  Las Ramblas, one of the most famous streets in Barcelona city. Filled with tourists and locals daily, it provides enough space for the public to socialize and enjoy the cultural attractions that surround them. Due to the abundance of bistros, markets and stores...

Rain or Shine, We Surf

  The day started with getting a mini tour and learning about the history of the beach La Barceloneta, with the guidance of the organization, Surf and Help. It was great learning about an association who, “Protects the coastal environment and ecosystem” while...

Quieres Una Bolsa?

  La Boqueria, originally created as a traveling market  turned into a must-see location for all the tourists who visit Barcelona after it was modernized and improved into a symbolical market of all the markets located in Barcelona. Walking through a fresh market...

Pausa Para el Café

  To any café you go to in Spain, it is very common to order a coffee, tea, dessert, or whatever it is you have a appetite for off the menu and not be bothered with the check until you politely ask for one. You can sit and chat away for two hours and no one will...

What is sleep?

Living in Barcelona for the past week has opened my eyes to the idea that it is common for locals to be out and about later during the night. Living in Chicago and being a student, I can often be seen outside late being studious at the library or hanging out with...

Mi Hogar (My Home)

It has almost been a week since I have arrived in Barcelona and began my adventure of studying abroad. Right away I fell in love with the apartment I was assigned to live in and could already picture the endless memories that were going to be made. The architecture...
A Different Point of View

A Different Point of View

One of my favorite spots to sit at on campus is the recent park that was added to the university right behind the science and engineering labs. With a spacious area and appealing view of the college and city, the benches and wide open grass space make it to be a...