Philip Lau

International Relations

University of Delaware
Studied Abroad at UAB
Philip is from the University of Delaware, and studied abroad at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) during the Spring of 2015.

What are you up to these days? Have you graduated? Are you working? How did your experience in Barcelona have an impact on your life?

Studying, exploring. I will graduate in April. I am not working, but I am volunteering. It has been a great experience enjoying another culture. Barcelona has taught me to enjoy life and not take things for granted.

If you were to sum up your Barcelona experience in one to two words, what would you say? My Barcelona Experience is…

Tranquilo

Explain why you chose those words.

Coming from New York, I am use to a very fast pace environment. Sometimes, I rush not out of necessity, but rather out of habit. Barcelona has taught me to take it easy and enjoy life.

What was your favorite place to eat in Barcelona? Favorite food?

Wok to Walk and Pizza Que

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

Salsa class – very, very fun Intercambio – enjoyed interacting with local students Dali museum – love Dali, very interesting Not sure if it’s within the scope of this questionnaire, but Morocco has been my favorite “activity.”

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

Harlem Jazz Club or Travel & Cake

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

Request a home stay. Try to immerse yourself in the culture and people.