Prepare for Barcelona and don’t regret like me!
One of my biggest regrets during my abroad experience is not booking my weekend trips in advance. Although I have already mentioned this, I can’t stress it enough! I ended up spending much more money than I intended because I waited until the last minute. For example, I booked my flight to Dublin for Saint Patrick’s Day three months in advance and it was only 60 euros. My flight to Paris, which I booked two weeks in advance, was around 200 euros. That is a huge difference in price that can be avoided if you just plan ahead!
Another regret I have is not bringing some type of hiking/snow shoes! Since I am studying abroad during winter quarter, it is relatively cold in Barcelona and throughout Europe. I have already gone to three countries where it has been dumping snow! Although you can buy a pair here for relatively cheap, it is much less stressful to get it out of the way before you come.
Through my own mistakes and regrets, I have compiled this guide in hopes it will help you better prepare for your study abroad experience in Barcelona. Hopefully, by following these simple tips, there will be no regrets on your part. Now get (lightly) packing! :)