Getting ready for a trip is always a daunting task, especially if you are going out of the country. There are so many things to research, prepare, and pack before the trip. These past couple of weeks I have also been feeling a mixture of emotions about leaving home (California) for so long. I will definitely miss the beauty of home and my friends and family, but I know I will be going on the greatest adventure of my college career making memories I will never forget.
The photos below give an idea of what I needed to prepare before packing along with photos of the beautiful scenery back home that I will miss.
In addition to the photos, there were also a few other important things I needed to prepare and make sure I had enough of:
1.) Cell phone while abroad
2.) Credit cards/figure out the best way to pay for things abroad
3.) Vitamins, etc.
4.) This blog!
5.) Practice my Spanish
I have been abroad once before for a short period of time, but this trip took much more planning than before. Being gone for four weeks is quite daunting and I wanted to make sure I was 100% prepared and had everything I needed. Thankfully I know I can always buy things while abroad as well.
Happy packing to anyone else going abroad soon!
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<p>Hi everyone! My name is Lauren Anderson and I am from the Sacramento, California area, but I am studying Engineering Management at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. I am so excited to study abroad in Barcelona, Spain and learn all about the people, language, food, and other aspects of Spanish culture. One of my favorite things to do is learn about other cultures, so that is what my blog will reflect. Look forward to seeing and learning about Spanish culture!</p>