That's right ladies and gentlemen, I am back in Barcelona!! In November I received an e-mail from my study abroad program asking alumni to consider applying for their "Best of the Best" internship opportunity. I jumped at the opportunity and submitted my video application within that week! I anxiously waited until January to hear that I was selected along with 4 other candidates to return to Barcelona as a "Best of the Best" (they like to call us the bob's). I'll be here for the majority of the summer working at BIC, where I originally studied abroad.
|Apparently I'm featured in the SAE catalogue...|
I arrived on Monday morning after a long day of travel. It took me 7 out of the 8 hours on the plane to find the headphone jack in my seat, therefore I tried to sleep most of the way. One of the other interns was actually sitting right in front of me on the plane! Before arriving here, I already knew 2 out of the 4 other interns because we studied abroad together. Once we arrived, we headed to our apartment. This time, I'll be sharing an apartment with the 4 other BOB's. I wish I was staying with Olga again; I miss her cooking.
As a result, I went grocery shopping for the first time here -so difficult. It took us twice as long and since we shop like Americans there was no way we could carry it all on the metro, so we took a taxi home. We had to translate everything in the store, and I'm not sure if I bought dish soap or floor cleaner! But our apartment is beautiful and is perfect for our little group. It is weird living with boys though... cooties ;)
|Roommate cheers with our beloved crappy beer|
I haven't fully expressed how elated I am to be back in the city I love most. Although it will never be the same experience I had last time, I'm excited for a new adventure. I wish that my beautiful friends were all here with me though. I feel like I belong here, and it feels like I never left. It's sort of like coming home!