I remember crying when I heard the results. I was so nervous over the last few days of the campaign that it was overwhelming to realize that my country had elected its first black President. I never thought I would see it happen.Asked what change she thinks will come to America, Precious is convinced that Obama will revamp the economy as well as introducing big changes in education especially regarding benefits for students in community colleges. Barcelona is Precious’ first experience outside the US and she has enthusiastically embraced her new culture. “When I first arrived, I experienced extreme culture shock. It seemed like no one spoke English, but I’ve soon learned to love almost everything about Spanish culture, the food, the dancing, the beaches, the architecture, the historical sites and especially Gaudí.” However, Precious does admit that she was surprised to discover that studying abroad is by no means an extended spring break vacation: “I thought studying abroad would be an easier workload than back home, but I’m putting in some long hours. I particularly enjoy the Media and Politics course, because back home we don’t compare both media and political systems, and my Spanish Civilization and Culture has taught me a lot about the history and different religions of Spain.” A new President, new culture and new language all in one semester: not bad for your first experience of study abroad! Discover everything that Precious has fallen in love with by studying abroad in Barcelona yourself!
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