My Typically Day

My days vary by day. Typically, Monday and Wednesday are the same for the most part. The same goes for Tuesday and Thursday. I don’t have class Fridays, so it’s nice to have a longer weekend.

On Mondays and Wednesdays I wake up around 8 am. I get ready and have breakfast at home. Around 9 am I get ready to leave for my 10 am class. One of the biggest differences between the University of Barcelona and Wofford is that each department is located at different locations. Sadly, my 10 am is a 35-40 minute commute. Classes are longer as well. Each class varies from 1 hour and half to 2 hours. I have my Sociology class from 10 to 12. After my sociology class I head to my Heritage Class offered at CIEE. My program requires us to take 3 classes with CIEE and 2 with the University of Barcelona. I have my heritage class from 12:30 to 2pm. After class, I typically have lunch in the perimeter of my neighborhood. There is so much great food in Gràcia (where I live). I am always trying new restaurants. Currently my favorite restaurant called “Quinoa Bar.” It’s such a good vegan restaurant. After lunch, I typically head home and complete assignments for all my classes, since Tuesdays/Thursday taken up by class. Depending on my schedule on my lighter days I like to go explore Gràcia. I have dinner around 9pm and end my day around 11pm.

Tuesday and Thursdays have me running around. First of all I have a 8 am. It was so painful at first, but it’s gotten somewhat better. I wake up around 6:30 am to get ready. Thankfully, my theater class is in a department that is 15 mins away when commuting in metro. I have my theater class from 8 to 10. After class, I’ll either go home to take a “nap” or explore the different coffee shops in the center of the city. I like to get work done during this time as well. Then I head to my Contemporary Spain (history class), that is from 12:30 to 2pm at CIEE. After that depending on my appetite I grab lunch somewhere in the city center or go home. Shortly after that I have another class at CIEE. My Cinema and Literature class runs from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. By the time I get home I am drained.

Although class time is longer, I feel that I have been a little more relieved in Barcelona. Since I came here to complete my Spanish major, I’ve had a break on my chemistry classes. Which I was relieved, but I cannot lie I do miss it. I definitely do move a lot more than what I do back home. On my long weekends I either take time to explore places I’ve yet to see or travel. Traveling has definitely been so fun. I’ve gotten to meet new people all around who are studying abroad just like me. I definitely feel that I’ve learned to relax more than what I am used to. I struggled so much with the concept of relaxing, but I’ve learned to enjoy it.

Pictures of places I’ve visited 🙂