Sam Furio

Environmental Economics

University of Delaware
Studied Abroad at UAB
Sam is from the University of Delaware, and studied abroad at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in the Spring of 2016.

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

Tranquilo y Intenso

Explain why you chose those words.

My experience in Barcelona was so wonderful and a lot of fun. Barcelona truly felt like my home, and I was so comfortable and calm there.

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

My mind goes straight to a burger place, but I won’t say that…so probably a paella place down near Plaça Espanya.

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

My favorite activity was the Cava tour and Sitges. It was a lot of fun…however, I wasn’t able to go to Pais Vasco, so I’m sure that would have been first!

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

Head up to Gracia, as it’s more of a local’s area.

What was something you were surprised to learn about Barcelona or Spain? Or what aspect of the country or city were you least expecting?

I would eat brunch, go up to the mountain and then make it the beach for sunset and drinks.