Another reason why you should choose to study abroad in Barcelona is the friendly, laid-back culture. At all times of the day you will find people enjoying their time outside, sipping a cafè con leche and sharing a plate of tapas. Unlike other countries, the locals don’t hesitate to go out of their way to strike up a conversation or help you find your way around the city. It is considered one of the easiest places to make new friends. In addition, a large population of the people take a long lunch break for a Spanish Siesta. Siesta can be used for running errands, visiting friends, or most commonly, an afternoon nap. So if you need an energy booster from all the exploring, you’re in luck!