J.H. Barnes
  • Male
  • Davis, CA
  • United States
  • 2014
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Your study abroad program/location (e.g. UC Davis Summer Abroad, Spain "Spanish Art")?
Madrid, Spain
Future Explorers: Where do you want to study abroad?
Costa Rica
I graduated (or will graduate) in (year):
Theatre Arts
One piece of advice for those about to venture abroad:
Never forget! Your experiences abroad are once-in-a-lifetime. Try desperately to stay connected to those who are sharing these memories with you.

Also: take lots of pictures, travel to lots of places, and have fun!

J.H. Barnes's Blog

Down the Road

I've been going to the same pub since I arrived in Madrid. I like the people that come in and out; I like how the lighting borders on darkness; I like how they let me sit in my corner, with my Guinness, writing stories on their napkins. I've made friends here and the family I live with couldn't be more warm and gracious, but these are the times I know I'm going to remember most: alone, in my pub, in my city, is where I feel the most alive. It is here where I feel happy; it is here where I…


Posted on February 9, 2011 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

A Spanish Journey: Beginnings

Does this have to end? Everyone I talked with before leaving for Spain told me that studying abroad would change my life; I heard it so many times that I started becoming a bit skeptical of such a thing happening to me. Now that I'm months into this experience, I feel sorry for the old me. My first two years at UCD were just as incredible as I'd hoped college would be—good friendships; good professors; a nice Davis pace—but there was something missing; everything seemed to be going…

Posted on February 4, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

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J.H. Barnes commented on Cassandra Hanson's photo

Long Way from Home

"Absolutely stunning. Were was this taken??"
Aug 25, 2013
J.H. Barnes updated their profile
May 2, 2013
J.H. Barnes commented on Cassandra Hanson's blog post 1 Month Anniversary
"So fun following your adventures. I went to Spain too and would do anything to be back :) Congrats on the 1 month anniversary--looking forward to reading more! "
May 2, 2013
J.H. Barnes posted a video

Study Abroad UK, "You've Got to Love London"

A study abroad time-lapse video tribute to London... Music: You've Got the Love by Florence and the Machine
Apr 22, 2013
J.H. Barnes promoted Kaylie Lorber's profile
Jun 9, 2012
J.H. Barnes commented on Kaylie Lorber's blog post Seventh and last e-mail sent to friends and family at home (I leave June 19)
"Just wanted you to know that I really enjoyed following your journey. It sounds like you had a life-changing experience (like many of us who chose to study abroad!). The transition back to Cali will be difficult, but I promise it'll get better…"
Jun 9, 2012
J.H. Barnes promoted Jessica Amber Guditus's photo
May 31, 2012
J.H. Barnes commented on Jessica Amber Guditus's photo

Lets go back in time.

"Amazing shot, Jessica. You've got some skills!"
May 31, 2012
J.H. Barnes commented on Jessica Amber Guditus's photo
May 31, 2012
J.H. Barnes promoted Lauren Menagh's photo
May 23, 2012
J.H. Barnes commented on Erin Golackson's photo


"Crazy cool spot. Good pic!"
May 23, 2012
J.H. Barnes promoted Heather R Morgan's blog post Aggie Alum Expat in Cairo
May 23, 2012
Sherry Wang commented on J.H. Barnes's blog post A Spanish Journey: Beginnings
"Just got back from Spain! Having a bad case of the Euro hangover and also reminiscing about my change and growth from abroad. Completely feel you on this and keep up the blog posts!"
May 17, 2012
J.H. Barnes commented on Sherry Wang's photo


"Stunning pic."
May 16, 2012
J.H. Barnes commented on Kaylie Lorber's blog post Health Care
"Love reading your journal entries--sounds like you are having an amazing time! I had a similar health scare in Madrid and couldn't agree more with the level of care I received. Keep up the writings!"
Apr 29, 2012
J.H. Barnes commented on Bryan Steele's blog post Huelga General (Mar 29th 2012)
"What a great account of what you experienced--really enjoy your writing style."
Apr 20, 2012

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