No matter how much you prepare, unfortunately things beyond our control still happen. It is less unfortunate when you have a plan ahead of time for what to do if it ever is an emergency.
First and foremost, if you need to call someone for help, you can always call the director of the program, Charles. You will find his contact info here, along with the alba email if you have any other questions beforehand.
Other things to keep in mind are:
-Download Cabify on your phone so that you will easily be able to get a taxi if you end up stranded somewhere.
-Make sure you have a photo copy of you passport, credit cards, etc. saved on your phone or on a family member’s phone back home in case you lose them.
-Purchase travel insurance through your school or Alba and print out a copy of the insurance card.
-Always remember the local version of 911, which is 112 here in Barcelona.
Remember, it is important to stay calm in the case of an emergency. Also, don’t let fear ruin your experience here. Yes, staying smart and safe is vital, but don’t assume that just because you are in a different country danger suddenly lurks behind every corner. Embrace the cultural differences and enjoy Barcelona as much as you can!