All Blog Posts Tagged 'Spain' (14)


Yesterday was my first day on campus and the orientation session for UPF. I walked to campus from my apartment to see who long it would take me, around 25 minutes through the amazing Parc de la Cuitadella. Definitely not planning on taking the metro everyday.

It began with a Spanish placement test at 9am and ended at 6pm. During the oral part of the exam, I…


Added by Chris Nino on January 8, 2014 at 1:58am — No Comments

Internship with the Kiddos

I haven't talked about my internship yet and I wanted to for those future students doing the same program and have the option. DO IT! It was so rewarding.

If you are debating, I highly recommend it .

I worked as a teacher's assistant in a local school that had elementary through middle school kids. I personally worked with 10/11/12 year olds either in their English class, or their 'citizenship class' that was taught in English. The citizenship class covered various topics…


Added by Cassandra Hanson on August 17, 2013 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Most Important Blog! (My Tips for You)

OK! I feel my best contribution with this blog would be to write some tips for future quarter abroad students. I wish I had known these things before coming. If you are going on the Spain program, or any in general, here are some things I recommend. If you want a quick list it’s here, or read on for explanations and anecdotes:

Things To Bring

Nicer clothes

 Of course this is optional, but we dress very…


Added by Cassandra Hanson on August 17, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments


There were two instances I was brought to tears in public on this trip.

The first was losing my phone in Barcelona, but the second was because of what my group did a couple weeks later.

Level 1 and 2 take separate classes, except our 141 culture class. One day after class, everyone was trying to decide plans to hang out. One of the girls was talking to me outside and from behind me, another girl named Eunji said, "Hey Cassie... We have something for you."

I turned around…


Added by Cassandra Hanson on June 17, 2013 at 3:06am — No Comments

Bitter in Barcelona

Hey everyone!

I haven't blogged in quite a while. I've had so many adventures and have needed to update for a while. The last update was about the south of spain and soon after I traveled to Barcelona. There, I got my iPhone stolen and was devastated. I heard so much about the pick pocketers and how careful you have to be. And I feel like I've been... almost to the level of paranoia. So I was so mad at myself and the guy that stole it without me noticing, that it nearly ruined the…


Added by Cassandra Hanson on June 4, 2013 at 7:01am — No Comments

Week 1

Hello everyone! 

Time for an update...

I can't believe it has only been 7 days. I feel like I have been in Spain for a month! I have done so much in this past week.

Shortly after I arrived, my house moms gave me a tour of the apartment and offered me coffee. We sat down and talked... or tried too... I explained that I only knew a little Spanish and she said she only knew a little English. I understood most of what she was saying and tried to…


Added by Cassandra Hanson on May 1, 2013 at 4:16am — No Comments

Longest Day of my Life

I made it... 


I can't believe how many hours I have been awake.

Only slept on the plane for about 2 hours and fighting with the sandman as we speak until its a reasonable hour to sleep here in Spain.

But everything went smoothly. There were at least 7 other people from the program on my flight so getting to the ACCENT center was easy and then Taxied to my host family's place.


My Spanish is probably no where near…


Added by Cassandra Hanson on May 1, 2013 at 4:12am — No Comments

D Day

It's D day...

Well technically it's 10 min until midnight of Departure day, but close enough! By the time in finish writing this it will be.

All the days leading up to it have been a valiant effort to try and organize the past half century of my life! (Not to be dramatic or anything)

Not only am I packing for Spain, but moving out of the house.. my house... I lived in for the past four years. After the Quarter Abroad Program in Madrid, I plan to stay longer and won't be…


Added by Cassandra Hanson on May 1, 2013 at 4:09am — No Comments

Semestre 2

I'm that awkward foreign kid at my school here in Barcelona. Remember Fes from "That 70's Show"? Well, his name stands for Foreign Exchange Student, or F.E.S. for short, and that's me. Not to brag or anything, but I know quite a bit of Spanish. I've studied it for a few years now. Some even say that I'm nearly fluent. Well, that would help me a lot if I were in Spain, but I'm in Catalonia, an autonomous region of Spain, and they do not speak Spanish. They speak Catalan. I can barely…


Added by Bryan Steele on February 13, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

EAP Student Blog: La Aventura (Barcelona, Spain)

Just came across this blog from an EAP student studying in Barcelona...


Student: Paloma Strozzi Heckler (UCSB), Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, UC EAP (Year)

Blog Address: La Aventura


An excerpt from Paloma’s blog about Barcelona becoming her home:

"Now that I have had some time to sink my body into my bed and revitalize I am up and so happy to be back in Barcelona.…


Added by Blake Cooper on April 14, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Spanish Adventures!

This is my blog from studying in Spain, Spring 2010.


Going back soon, can't wait!! :D



Added by Danielle Cleaver on February 15, 2011 at 10:07am — 3 Comments

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…


Added by J.H. Barnes on February 9, 2011 at 8:00pm — 4 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…

Added by J.H. Barnes on February 4, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

UCEAP Madrid, Spain: Alumni Blog

UCEAP Alumni: Julia Sadoff

UC Davis Major: Biological Sciences

Program: UCEAP Madrid, 2007-2008 Year


Blog: Las Siestas y Las Fiestas de una Madrileña

Added by UCEAP on September 1, 2007 at 8:30am — No Comments


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