Jessica Valente

This story is about one of my first full days in London. My friends and I decided to go out on our own and see a show, then decided to go back to a Covent Gardens, where we had been earlier in the day.
But at this time of night, we witnessed some street musicians and just a crowd of people jamming out to them. We listened and stuck around to really take in the atmosphere.


Elizabeth Davidson

Sick In Spain

I made the decision to study abroad in Barcelona during the fall of 2021 with the understanding that there was a risk of getting sick during the pandemic. I found out in my first few weeks during my semester that I would be quarantined for two weeks after testing positive for COVID-19. I had to figure out how to live on my own without leaving my apartment and navigate what it is like to be sick in another country. It was a rough start to my semester, but it turns out there was a silver lining!


Nicole Iervolino

In Barcelona, I was in most of my classes with all US students and I lived with all US students so branching out to locals was more challenging and an opportunity I needed to make for myself. I ended up befriending a local who I went out to lunch with in my free time and got to learn more about the culture and way of life through her personal stories.