Natalie Reinford—Barcelona, Spain

natalie-reinfordMy name is Natalie Reinford and I am a 22-year-old senior at WVU. I was born outside of Pittsburgh, but I have lived in West Virginia for about 8 years. I am currently studying abroad at Pompeu Fabra, which is located in Barcelona, Spain.

I will be here for just barely over 6 months, which is two trimesters in the European system. While here, I am studying the Spanish language, so all of my classes are based around translation and linguistics (although I have some about culture and history as well).

What made you want to study abroad?

I have wanted to travel for as long as I can remember, so when I learned about studying abroad, I was determined to make it happen. When I was in high school, I visited Madrid, which is another major city in Spain. I fell in love with the culture and the people, and I knew that I wanted to come back to Spain to study abroad after that. I had never been to Barcelona, but I had heard great things about it, so when it came up as an option, I was all for it. Continue reading “Natalie Reinford—Barcelona, Spain”