Clara Williams

Undeclared

Central Oregon Community College
Studied Abroad at BIC (now SIS)
Clara is from Central Oregon Community College, and studied abroad on a Customized Program with COCC during the Fall of 2015.

What was your favorite tour, day trip, or cultural activity? Why?

Montserrat was absolutely incredible! I’ve never experience anything like that before and ill remember that hike forever. The hike even though it was hard was well worth it. I’d do it again in a heartbeat. I left wishing I could spend the whole day there exploring the many trails, and beautiful cathedral.

Is there a site in Barcelona that you would recommend to future students that may be a little more “off the beaten path”?

Really get to know the Raval area, especially the area behind the MACBA. There is always something interesting to see or some cool little shop to explore.

If you had one perfect day in Barcelona where would you go, and what would you do?

First I would go to Marmalade for brunch, then I would walk over to the greek theater on Mt. Juic to read. After an hour or two I would move on to cafe Diamonte near the college for the best tortilla espana with friends. Then we would go down to the beach for a game of soccer or swimming or probably both. If we could scamper fast enough we would scurry back up Mt. Juic to watch the sunset from the barricades on top. Tapas next, then drinks at Gipsy Lou or Foxy together.

What is one piece of advice that you have for future students coming to Barcelona?

Keep an open mind. Expect the unexpected and push yourself out of your comfort zone. It will be worth it.

Why was Barcelona SAE the right program for you?

Barcelona SAE always provided enough information and events to always stay busy. The staff was so wonderful and willing to help at all times. I loved the program because it had just enough structure, yet there was also plenty of freedom to enjoy and live life to the fullest in Barcelona.