Upon arrival in Barcelona, I was very prepared to be overwhelmed with culture shock. I could not wait for that awe of being in an unknown city, or for that matter unknown country. I had expectations that my growth would be immediately noticeable with the major change in lifestyle. I have always considered myself a […]
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The End is Near
My time here is rapidly coming to an end. A natural response is to reflect on my experience in Barcelona. Of course it is nothing like I expected, as nothing seems to be. It is difficult to put this experience into words, but I know I will return not the same as I was before. […]
Still Making Barcelona My Home
It is difficult to find the words to sum up this experience. It really is like no other. Being in another country is like being in another world. It is humbling to know that there are so many people different than you in this world. Foreign lands are only a plane, bus or train ticket away. […]
As corny as it sounded, they spoke the truth.
I would consider myself a a skeptical person. That is why I questioned everyone that said “This will be the best experience of your life!” or “You will not come back as the same person!”. I knew I would change. How could living in a foreign country not change you? I just didn’t expect it […]
If it’s important to you you’ll make it happen. If not, you’ll make an excuse.
Study abroad is an opportunity that has been part of my plan long before I decided to attend college. In high school I was president of the Ambassador’s club and made friends with many foreign exchange students. I am infatuated with people and perspectives different from my own. Full immersion in a culture completely different than what […]