At the airport, before leaving home
On the plane to Barcelona, there were about 40 students from the University of San Diego, all traveling to study in Barcelona for 3 weeks. I had a good chat with the girl sitting next to me; about school, sorority, and Spain. They were all going through the exact same program I was which was a coincidence.
Once I got to Barcelona Airport, I met up with my driver, who took me to my apartment in a sleek BMW. I was like wow...my own chauffeur...BMW...awesome. It was only 7:00am when I arrived so the city was just starting to rise.
In the car...sky was so pretty!
Once I got to my "Residencia", I had a mini orientation and then headed to my room. Below is the main building, however behind it there are 3 smaller buildings with many rooms.
My room is not bad. I am in a single, with my own private bathroom. I share a cooking lounge (equipped kitchen) wit 9 other so called 'roommates'. None of them have arrived yet, so it's been quite lonely so far.
Hallway going into the room
My main living area = bed
It's small, but it really isn't bad at all. It's nice and clean too which is a definite plus! And we get one day a week cleaning service.
I unpacked pretty quickly and decided to walk to "Glories", a large department store...more like an outside mall. It was huge; had absolutely everything. I literally kept getting lost though. To be honest, I'm not even sure how I made it there in the first place. Luckily, Glories is only a 15min walk from my apt., making it extremely convenient. I went twice today, since I wasn't able to carry everything that I needed.
It's been a long day and I have not slept since forever. Hopefully I will be able to sleep through the entire night. Tomorrow I have orientation at the CEA Global Campus (my program). Afterwards, they take us on a Barcelona Tour.
The adventure has just begun! See you tomorrow!
Besitos, Lilly Goti