What I Miss Most About Abroad: 3) the nature. Being from California, I felt most at home by the beach, so naturally while I was abroad, I seized any opportunity to be by the water. It was nice getting outside rather than being cooped up in a classroom all day. In fact, IES Abroad's Barcelona Center was only 30 minutes walking distance from the beach. Some of my favorite days of the semester are featured in this video. One memory being going to Costa Brava up north in Spain with one of my best friends from college, Audrey, and some friends I made this semester.