home sweet home

So I’ve officially been home for a week as of today and I have to admit it’s been SO nice! Catching up with high school and HPU friends, spending time with the family, having all of my favorite foods I’ve missed so much, sleeping in my own bed and much much more.

I do miss Barca but I have to remember that last week wasn’t goodbye it was just see you later– I will forever think of BCN as a second home and I will make it back to visit one day! Hopefully as a reunion with my AIFS family whom I miss so much 🙂 Being back without them just wouldn’t be the same!

To all of you future HPU study abroad students I hope I’ve convinced you that Barcelona truly is the BEST city in the world to study and I wish you the best of luck! If you have any questions about Barcelona or study abroad in general don’t hesitate to ask! You can email me at Joycek10@highpint.edu


My girls and I on our last night out at our favorite spot Ovella Negra



7 days…

Three nights ago we went to the AIFS farewell dinner…what do you mean farewell I feel like I JUST got here. I literally can’t believe that a week from today I will be on a plane back to the United States. I still feel like there’s so much I need to do! In seven days I need to pack, study for finals, and enjoy the rest of the time I have left here in this amazing city with the amazing people I’ve been lucky enough to meet.

Everything about coming home is bittersweet (sorry mum and dad 🙂 haha) on one hand I’m so excited to get back home and see my friends and family after four months of being away but on the other hand I don’t want this experience to end. It went by way to fast! So, if I had to give advice to future abroad kids I would say to enjoy EVERY moment, even the little ones that don’t seem like much, because it really will be over before you know it!

Some of the girls outside of El De Tablao and some of the amazing performers:



Enjoying my last Friday here in BCN biking around the city and at Parc de la Ciutadella!