Study Abroad 2017

Tales from Barcelona
Montserrat Mountain: A Physical and Emotional Journey

Montserrat Mountain: A Physical and Emotional Journey

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. -Lao Tzu While this journey was not a thousand miles, it was without a doubt the most physically challenging activity I have ever done in my life and this comes only a week after hiking the Costa Brava. I also...

I Will Be My Own Tour Guide

My ideal city tour is sitting on a bus and someone leading the tour, but this time, a small group and I were the tour guides. This past week I spent my time walking through locations around the city center. As someone who is heavy, walking feels like a chore and it...

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Free Falling

In Chicago, walking in my daily life functions primarily as a mediator of transportation; it is seldom I walk without a destination in mind. Walking in this sense constitutes a majority of my regular physical activity, as I...

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It Does Not Always Go As Planned, And That Is Okay.

As I entered week 2 of the Mood, Movement, and Mediterranean Diet program it became apparent that walking will be my best friend as it is a huge part of completing my projects.  I mean, this project is literally called "Walking Barcelona!"  First, I was assigned to...

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Talk About an Uphill Battle!

On Tuesday, as a group, we hiked 8 miles along the coast of Spain in the Costa Brava region. For those of you that do not know me, I am not an active person and was very nervous for this hike. One reason being, I am the biggest person in the group and have never done...

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Nature Leads to Self-Reflection

If you have not caught on by my posts already, this program is active! Today, our excursion led us to Costa Brava. Some may argue, like me, that it is the most beautiful and serene place they've been too. We trekked 8 miles along the coast going up and down the hills,...

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