Amazement: Home and HereBarcelona, Summer 2011

When we think of places and things exogenous of that familiar to us, we often suspend into a cloud of uncertainty and resistance. We prefer not to dive into the unknown, particularly when this journey is embarked upon without the company of our loved ones. A possible parallel to such a journey can be an American undergraduate’s studying abroad in Barcelona. Trekking without the comforts of family, friends, and home, the student experiences the life of not only a European but also a Spaniard…abundant with history, culture and passion. Local markets, sports events, rocky beaches, and political fire all pervade Barcelona’s livelihood; yet these things are in fact experiences we may witness in America. Rather, it is as if Barcelona is a home away from home…amazing us one day after another.
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4 Comments

  1. What a beautiful video, Sheema! Thanks for sharing your creativity. Looking forward to seeing more of your videos and reminiscing about lovely Barcelona.

  2. I can’t decide if I like the market footage or the rain most but for sure this clip stirred up alot of emotions for me. Wonderful.

  3. Somehow you tapped into long-ago emotions I had when I studied abroad– thank you!

  4. Hey There, We just wanted to let you know that we posted your beautiful video to our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/IESAbroad. Thanks!

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