Archive for the ‘Barcelona Study Abroad’ Category

Barcelona Day 5: ¿Quieres tomar algo?

Today, Friday January 14th, marked the end of orientation and the start of my first “real” and only class at the IES Center, Advanced Intensive Spanish 350. It would be 3 hours a day, 3 days a week, but I decided to take this intensive section for several reasons: first, it permitted me to have [...]

Barcelona Day 4: Fitting In

By now, Thursday January 13 (I’m aware I’m woefully behind on posts), I felt I was starting to get the hang of things. I had my second “City and Urban World” class at the Pompeu this morning, and I woke up at 7am with the same ease as before – or insomnia if you look [...]

Barça Day 3: Settling In a New World

Spoiler: If you’ve been getting tired of my long-windedness so far, just jump to the end of this post for a really awesome intro video made by the students at UPF! Today, Wednesday January 12, I was extremely pleased to not be that rushed in the morning. The first item on my agenda was my [...]

Barcelona Day 2: And Then God Created College Students, and a Campus for them to Live

After waking up naturally at the I-don’t-even-know-what-time-is-anymore hour of 6:45am CET the first morning that I had to contend with jet lag, I was surprised to find that my hearing-impaired alarm clock, which I need to circumvent my deep sleeping ability and which I had plugged in with a voltage converter when I went to [...]

Barcelona Day 1: Or, How I Spent a Ton at Zurich Airport for Lunch

(the majority of this entry was written in my exhausted state on January 10 and 11. Why its so long. But the details and stream-of-consciousness style are fun to read sometimes, I think.) Boy, am I tired. Like really, really flat-out, I’ve never been so completely exhausted in my life, tired. But, I am here [...]