Study Abroad 2017

Tales from Barcelona
Barcelona Market Project Group Posts

Barcelona Market Project Group Posts

As part of the nutrition-related part of this program, students completed a project in a day process. Students got up early to get to their designated Barcelona community markets across the city. 6 groups of 3 were given the task of observing, visualizing, assessing...

Minding Nature

Meditation is a way of mindfully connecting the mind, body and spirit. I find stillness in playing the cello or ukulele, writing, and when alone in my quiet moments. Walking never spoke to me as a form of meditation...

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Tapas, Tapas, Tapas

Tapas are Spanish dishes that are typically, small plates or appetizers meant to be shared amongst family and friends before dinner. Last week, we were lucky enough to get the full tapa experience. The students divided themselves into cooking teams with each team...

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What’s the Buzz?

Today we visited family run businesses: an organic dairy farm, and an apiculture center. Visiting both presented a variety of shared purposes and similarities, but also differences that we can see between Barcelona and Chicago. La Selvatana, the dairy farm run by Anna...

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It’s Only 4,055 Feet High

I woke up feeling extremely tired, stressed, and lacking sleep as I was up late the night before working to finish my assignments. I had been waiting for this day ever since I got accepted into this program to study abroad; however, I was lacking motivation to get out...

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Show Praise with Your Body

During our early morning departure from Barcelona, my classmates and I were buzzing with nervous anticipation at the task ahead of us: climbing Montserrat Mountain. Some were dreading the physicality of the hike, others relishing in the natural beauty of the...

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Strave Until The End

Strave Adjective A combination of being strong and brave Strave is the word that I accidentally created when talking with students as we were hiking Montserrat. Costa Brava was nothing compared to Montserrat in that the latter was an incline the entire way. Strength...

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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...

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