Study Abroad 2017

Tales from Barcelona

The Montserrat Journey

Hiking Montserrat Natural Park was no easy accomplishment. Our task was to hike the mountain up to The Monastery of Montserrat.  When heat is combined with the increase in altitude, it puts a lot of strain on the body. Upon arrival, I was feeling overwhelmed that we...

It didn’t happen unless you took a selfie, right?

Barcelona has been home to me for the last week, and the experience has been wonderful thus far. I have had the opportunity to absorb the people, the art, the design of the city, and history as well as the rest of the components that makes up Barcelona and Catalan...

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Time Travelling to the Past..

For the past week, I have wandered through the streets of the beautiful city, Barcelona. I traveled 2,000 years back in time of kings and queens, religious martyrs, civil war, and the golden years of Barcelona on our tour with Dan in the Gothic Quarter, the center of...

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Wine and Dine As One

After a few days of having no wifi to post my blogs with, I jumped out of bed in the morning of our first excursion. Within the first twenty minutes of driving away from Plaça de Catalunya I saw the first glimpses of how different the landscape of the countryside is...

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Eixample Esquerra, Mi Barrio en Barcelona

Walking through Eixample Esquerra, my neighborhood in Barcelona, I have noticed more differences than similarities between Lincolnwood, my home neighborhood in Chicago and my neighborhood in Barcelona. I have only been here for 4 days and I am already loving the...

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Visiting an Art Museum for the First Time

My Experience at the Museu D’art de Catalunya was an eye-opening experience to say the least because I cannot forget the part where I accidentally touched a multi million dollar painting while I was giving my one minute presentation and did not get arrested for my...

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