This is the Story of a Girl

My experiences in Barcelona have taught me that I am so much more that I thought I was. I have always thought that everything I have done is average, but that’s not the case. When I first got accepted into this program I was surprised that, for once, my work wasn’t...

Thanks for the Memories

As my time here in Barcelona is coming to an end I would like to share some of my favorite things I have seen and done while I’ve been here. I am so grateful for all the experiences that I’ve had throughout this program and I am so glad that I can share...

Get Out and Move!

Barcelona offers many different options at parks than just your regular playground. At Plaça de Gaudi, a park near my apartment, they have a playground for young children but they also have bocce ball courts that I saw older adults using. I saw something similar at...

If You Could See Me Now

Coming to Barcelona, I was terrified because it was the first time that I flew anywhere by myself. Of course, the first time I chose to fly alone I was going to a completely new place where I didn’t know the language or have any family to greet me. I have flown to...
There Must Be Something in the Water

There Must Be Something in the Water

The first time I went to the beach in Barcelona it felt like home. It felt familiar because of the times I would spend at the beach with friends in Chicago. It all felt familiar until I saw all the different water activities that were taking place. One of the...
Into the Night

Into the Night

People enjoying a lovely night in Barcelona. Different forms of transportation are seen throughout the night. Eventually, the city sleeps. A lot of people might think that Barcelona is only lively, fun, and colorful during the day but that is not the case. Barcelona...
Garden in the City

Garden in the City

Entering into my senior year at UIC I have seen it grow and change so much since the beginning of my freshman year. UIC has become more sustainable as a campus and recently become a smoke-free one as well. Many people think that since UIC is in Chicago there aren’t...