First Impressions


Hello from Spain!!

It is currently 7:30pm here in Barcelona on this lovely Sunday. It has been a long and fun week and weekend of learning and exploring. We first arrived here in Barcelona on Tuesday at about 8am. Instead of sleeping we decided to explore Barcelona a little and stopped to eat. It was definitely different from what I am used to back home. I think the most shocking difference is that water is not free at the restaurants here but we have now adjusted to having to pay for water (or bring your own water bottle)! Also, the transportation here is very different from what I am used to. Most people get from place to place using a Metro Station. It has been very interesting to learn how to get to and from using the metro but I love it (though sometimes it is very crowded).

On our first day of school we were welcomed by St.Paul’s staff with a breakfast and then an orientation. We then had a tour of the school. This school is indescribable and is amazing!!! I don’t have many pictures of the school but stay tuned for some. I absolutely love the atmosphere of the school and the community. This school is very different from our schools. Everything from the lunch to their schedules. I am in a 3rd grade classroom full of lively and bright kids. We have only been in the school for three days and I already love it. There is so much to learn and see not only in the schools but in the community as well. We have had a weekend full of exploring Barcelona with visiting parks, markets, boat rides and so much more.

This is all for now, stay tuned for more updates as we start our first full week at St. Pauls. I am looking forward to learning more and more about St.Pauls and the community of Barcelona this next week!!


View from our residence!




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