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Katherine Mclean

George Washington University, The
Barcelona - Advanced Spanish Studies

Wanderlust enthusiast, seeker of all things sweet, and lover of exploration.

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May 8, 2017

In late March, I travelled to Southern Spain with my program as an IES Abroad organized trip. I was gifted the trip from my grandparents who claimed that living in Spain without a trip south would be a crime!

April 8, 2017

Morocco. What better way to celebrate your 21st birthday abroad than a trip to Africa!? To say this was a birthday to remember would be putting it lightly.

April 6, 2017

I finally made it to Madrid in late February! I was excited to take on the country's capital. Lucky for me, it was an absolutely beautiful weekend with tons of sunshine and good times with good friends. 

March 6, 2017

The Germans have a word called “fernweh” which is an ache for distant places and craving to travel. Knowing this, I think it truly encapsulates how I am feeling while abroad.

February 8, 2017

My first adventure outside of Spain was to the beautiful city of Amsterdam, Netherlands. It was awesome to explore the culture and get back to my Dutch roots. We flew in to the Amsterdam Schiphol airport from Barcelona which was about a 2.5 hour direct flight.

January 31, 2017

My first official weekend outside of Barcelona was to Tarragona, a Catalonian port city and one of the oldest cities on the Iberian Peninsula in northeast Spain on the Mediterranean Sea.

January 25, 2017

Officially in Barcelona!! Today marks day 14 and I am amazed how it has already been two weeks! On one hand, it feels like I have been here for months but then again, only two weeks ago I was in New York.

January 8, 2017

Bienvenidos a mi blog! My name is Kate and I am originally from Albany, New York, but am currently a junior at George Washington University in Washington, DC majoring in International Affairs with a minor in Spanish. I am beyond thrilled to be studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain this semester!