Study Abroad 2017Tales from Barcelona
Cost Brava, a magical place you see in the movies that you would think is photo edited, but it is not! Costa Brava is one of the best places I have yet visited. Beautiful beaches and an amazing hike that will literally leave you breathless, and it is worth every...
Whenever I am alone, I find myself going into deep thought, thinking about anything that comes to my mind, and always finding a meaning to all my experiences. The excursion of Costa Brava was a very eye-opening experience. Though I have hiked through trails in the...
It is very easy to spot a tourist; their fanny packs, selfie sticks, tour bus rides, and confused expressions always give them away. However, in attempt to gain empathy for the locals of Barcelona I will be living with for the next month, I swallowed my pride as a...read more
Every year I decide what kind of professional development I need before I lead my study abroad program. in previous years I have gone to Harvard University to take a course on the teaching case method and Colorado to learn how to do digital storytelling. This year I...read more
Before traveling to Barcelona we were tasked with taking 10 selfies at historical landmarks around Chicago, including one with a stranger. I was apprehensive, yet excited to explore and view the city through a different lens. Brittany, Melyssa and I visited locations...read more
All I could think was, “We’re going to be tourists in two different countries?”. Doing the project, provided insight as a “tourist”. In addition to the chuckles from people passing me during selfie sessions, I grew a bigger appreciation for our city’s highlights....read more
Partners: Tiffany B., Kasia M., Felix L., Suma M. Being a college student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, staying on a budget is important especially regarding food options in Student Center East. Although eating healthy is recommended, most healthier...read more
Ellen Woodcock, Shailja Patel, Courtney Ban, Luis Gaspar & Stacy Rodriguez When exploring how UIC's east campus promotes physical activity in students, we initially thought of exercise and athletics. After redefining physical activity in the context of the daily...read more
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...read more
The design of UIC's new and old architecture seems to evoke different emotions from students and staff alike. Monet, a theatre student, passionately expressed, “I wish the theatre building was like this [Lincoln Hall]. It’s like a dungeon in there … We never see...read more
Hola and welcome to the 2017 Barcelona program! My name is Lindsey and I am the teaching assistant for the course. Today was our first day of class in Chicago and all I have to say is, wow! As the students filed in, they had smiles on their faces, and you could feel...read more
After the pace of the day before I took it steady this morning. My house mate Jim had grading to do and a bit of student advocacy came up while I was here that required attention. I made my way into town for what I thought was a brief meeting and was met by two...read more
Phew what a day! I got a brisk shower at 5:30am and my homestay host drove me and Jim to the airport to arrive at 6:40am. We hurried through check in and off we went for a whirlwind field trip to DIS Stockholm to visit the new program opened in August and the view the...read more
Day three started off slowly. I got into bed around 12:30pm after yesterday's post and wok up at 9:00pm to check emails from students and catch up on correspondence. My house mate ran a half marathon (no I am not kidding)....read more