Taylor Nimrick

Nursing

Illinois Wesleyan University
Studied Abroad at BIC (now SIS)
Taylor is from Illinois Wesleyan University, and studied abroad at Barcelona International College (BIC) 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?

I became a more confident and outspoken person. I am also more culturally competent and have improved my Spanish skills.

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

Life changing

Explain why you chose those words.

I have learned so much about myself and others. Everyday I grow a little more as a person.

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

I really enjoyed going to the Basque Country. It was beautiful and also rich in cultural life. It is amazing how one region of Spain can be completely different from another. I felt like this trip had a mixture of historical learning at Guernica, fun learning at the winery, and sightseeing at the beach.

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

Keep a journal or write a blog! So many things happen in such a short amount of time that you will never remember all the little details that made your day amazing. Everyday’s an adventure that you don’t want to forget!

Why was Barcelona SAE the right program for you?

This was the perfect program for me because I am able to observe at a hospital for my nursing clinicals. The staff and patients at the hospital are so welcoming and it was been a unique and wonderful experience being able to observe.