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Lexie

Lexie

Lexie is studying accounting and Spanish at MU. She spent the fall 2014 semester in Barcelona, Spain, on the IES Abroad: Advanced Spanish Studies program. She is a recipient of the Smith Family Scholarship.

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The illegal vote for independence, Czech Republic, Egypt and Montserrat

Filed in Blog, Czech Republic, Egypt, Spain by on December 17, 2014
The illegal vote for independence, Czech Republic, Egypt and Montserrat

November The vote The day was finally here, the big vote. As I have mentioned before my month here has included witnessing many protests and conflicts between Catalonia and Spain as the people here have begun rallying for independence. In September, Spain’s Constitutional Tribunal (supreme court), halted the Catalonian referendum that had been approved by […]

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Porto, amazing views and city ruins

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Smith Family Scholarship, Spain by on December 17, 2014
Porto, amazing views and city ruins

October Porto, Portugal Portugal, I think is sorely underrated. In my experience, so many people talk about how incredible Spain is (and it really is), but Spain’s drastically smaller neighbor is often forgotten. And if you ask me, that is a shame. Portugal has some of the nicest people of any country I have ever […]

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ESN, La Mercè and Ciutadella Park

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Smith Family Scholarship, Spain by on December 17, 2014
ESN, La Mercè and Ciutadella Park

The rest of September Meeting other international students is one of the coolest parts about being abroad. If you ever study abroad in a European country, I highly recommend locating your university’s ESN organization and getting involved. Erasmus Student Network, or ESN, is a scholarship program for European students studying abroad around Europe. However, ESN […]

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A different kind of 9/11

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Smith Family Scholarship, Spain by on November 7, 2014
A different kind of 9/11

Sept. 10 and 11: La Diada and the Big 2-1 I think I picked one of the most interesting times, politically, to be in Barcelona. For those of you who don’t know much about Catalonia, the autonomous community where Barcelona is located, the best way I can sum it up is that Catalonia is to […]

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A weekend outside of Catalonia

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Smith Family Scholarship, Spain by on November 7, 2014
A weekend outside of Catalonia

Sept. 5–7: Logroño and Zaragoza Only one of my classes has officially begun and it is a language class. Other than that, I have another week before my area studies classes start, and another two weeks before my UPF classes start. But what better way to kick off the first week of classes than with […]

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A little bit of traveling before the real adventure began

Filed in Belgium, Blog, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Netherlands, Spain by on September 29, 2014
A little bit of traveling before the real adventure began

Given that classes didn’t start until Sept. 2, I took the opportunity to travel around Europe a little bit. I have been fortunate enough to move into my apartment in Barcelona, and then travel to Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Bruges (Belgium), Athens (Greece), Budva (Montenegro) and Dubrovnik (Croatia). While I am neither an incredible writer, nor […]

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