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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Day Two

Well ladies and gentlemen I am in Barcelona. And I am thrilled. I think I have conquered jet lag...I drank about a gallon of agua yesterday and just woke up from a two hour nap. I had my first two "pre semestre" classes esta manaƱa and I have to say after my two classes I feel much more confident. My language skillz seem to be better than a lot of the other students. They also seem much more nervioso. I´m just so excited to start this adventure that nerves have not been an issue (thankfully).

Last night after dinner some friends and I walked from the hotel to the beach. It was less than a ten minute walk and the restraunts and little bars were filled with FC Barcelona fans watching the opening game. The beach was beautiful and I touched the Mediterranean Ocean for el primer tiempo! The moon was out and it was a rather surreal end to my 20th birthday.

Today the weather is beautiful, much muggier than I thought, but sunny and lovely. We had our second class today in the garden and ate lunch of bocadillos (sandwiches) outside also. I also signed up for classes. I am taking one class, photography, with the local Spanish students and then Spanish Civil War, European Union, and Political Psycology in the BCA program. My Pre Semester class also counts for three credits so I´ll be taking 15 units this semester.

Honestly I am so happy and excited to be here I can´t wait to meet my family and really fall into the rhythm of things. I´ve also found that I am just itching to speak Spanish as much as possible...