Dairy and Apiculture: Respect For All

Dairy and Apiculture: Respect For All

This marks the final excursion of the program (insert sad face here).  I got to hang out with cows (which I love) and bees while learning about what it takes to provide organic products to the community. The day started with a visit to the organic dairy farm La...
Costa Brava: From Land to Sea

Costa Brava: From Land to Sea

I have never been hiking before, but I can say with confidence that Costa Brava was the absolute best way for me to be introduced to it! Although challenging, it was hard to be in a bad mood when nature, the sea, and good people surrounded me. I also had the...
Reflections: Chicago and Barcelona

Reflections: Chicago and Barcelona

Yes, it is possible to learn about yourself and the world around you by taking selfies.  This selfie project began in my hometown of Chicago with the objective of taking pictures with various landmarks throughout the city. At first I thought this was going to be a...

A Monumental Adventure Through Barcelona

I don’t think I have ever visited so many monuments in such a short time period!  Seeing so much of the history, culture, and beauty of Barcelona through its landmarks alone was eye-opening.  The way I had to go about visiting these locations forced me to become...
Art From a New Perspective

Art From a New Perspective

I’m the kind of person that enjoys creating art more than viewing it in a museum.  So when I heard that we were going to the Museu Nacional D’Arte de Catalunya (MNAC), an art museum, I wasn’t too thrilled. I assumed we would just walk around, look at...
Oh, I’m Just Being a “Fake Tourist”

Oh, I’m Just Being a “Fake Tourist”

“I have never, in the 20 years I’ve been living in this city, heard anyone call themselves a fake tourist, wow!” said Jeremiah as I was talking to him at The Bean.  He would eventually become my “selfie with a stranger” victim!  In the 23...
Did You Get Your Steps in Today?

Did You Get Your Steps in Today?

Credits: Edward Cheng, Asha Rao, Paulina Kairys, Kelly Smith We explored how built design on campus might influence student health. Students on campus were taking alternative or easily available modes of transport. Students who are more aware of physical benefits took...