Category Archives: Spain

Studying abroad as a Pre-Med: Why I decided to study abroad

After 3 and half years at UC Berkeley, I can attest that college, particularly the pre-med route, can be rather intense. As students, we are all routinely performing a day-to-day balancing act, juggling a wide variety of activities; for pre-meds this includes volunteering at a nearby health clinic, assisting in an advanced research lab, and … Continue reading Studying abroad as a Pre-Med: Why I decided to study abroad

Barcelona: Spanish Isn’t The Only Language You’ll Be Speaking

Featured image: Robert Young Barcelona… Sounds like a great Mediterranean city to stretch out on the coast and brush up on all that high school Spanish you learned, right? Well, that playa you think you’ll be playing at between classes is actually called a platja. Yo soy turns into em dic….and buenas dias is actually … Continue reading Barcelona: Spanish Isn’t The Only Language You’ll Be Speaking

Living with a Host Family: 6 Tips From a Former Host & Exchange Student

My mom has hosted students from abroad since I was seven years old. I remember having students from Japan, South Korea, China, Germany, England, Brazil, and many other countries stay at our home. Suddenly, I was on the other side of the homestay experience when I studied abroad at the University of Córdoba in Spain … Continue reading Living with a Host Family: 6 Tips From a Former Host & Exchange Student

Living the Language: Why you should pick a country with an official language other than English

I arrived in Granada, Spain with a basic level of Spanish – nothing impressive by any means. My ability to communicate was limited, especially with that crazy Andalusian accent of theirs (more to come on this). The first month was hard. Yes. Hard. But hard in a good way. I was completely immersed in a … Continue reading Living the Language: Why you should pick a country with an official language other than English

Quick Itinerary: 3 Days in Barcelona

Before getting into this 3-day Barcelona itinerary, here are a couple warnings and personal thoughts: Warnings: – The subway stops running at midnight but the buses run (not as frequently) 24 hours. If you plan to be out at night, learn which buses and routes take you to your hostel. Most buses go to Plaça Catalunya. … Continue reading Quick Itinerary: 3 Days in Barcelona