One of my favorite study abroad tips to other individuals is to stay local. Venture outside of your group of American friends from your study abroad group, and start a conversation in a new language and be off on your way.
In this edition of staying local, I’ve decided to reflect at my days spent at Plaça de la Virreina.
Tucked in the center of the beautiful neighborhood of Gracia, Plaça de la Virreina is home to lively a lively, slightlighy competitive, bar scene, summer concerts at night, and the playground for children and parents alike.
This is the plaza where I made my neighborhood friends, where I journaled about my homesicknesses and my desire to see more of the world, and where I just sat, drank, and enjoyed my new life abroad.