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Study Away in Barcelona: Experience of a Lifetime

More than 90 students from the College of Information and Communications at the University of South Carolina have embarked on a transformative journey to Barcelona, Spain. Faculty members, Scott Farrand and Kelly Davis will lead the students in exploring international communications and creating multimedia projects that showcase Barcelona’s food, architecture and culture. During their four-week stay in Spain, the class will also take a five-day trip to Aix-en-Provence, France, to deepen their understanding of global communications through hands-on experiences.

Guided by CIC staff member Dora Stryffeler, the students will document their adventures and share insights on the history and culture of these two Mediterranean cities. Follow their journey here!

Barcelona Cathedral clown poses with unknowing tourist.

Don’t get clowned

Church or circus? The Barcelona Cathedral has been infested with a new pest… clowns. They are looking for more than a smile on your face but a dollar in their hands.

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Coffee and Cookie and Edible straw

What’s brewing abroad?

Iced coffee is not the standard cup in Spain, and edible straws are unique worldwide. D. Origen serves their coffee with an edible straw that tastes like a cookie and is a sweet surprise when opening it from its package. It is made of wheat flour, is vegan, and will help reduce waste from cardboard, paper, and plastics. D. Origen is at the forefront of coffee innovation and experience.  

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Fruit in Barcelona

Fruity flavors of Barcelona

In Barcelona, fruit is not just food–it’s an experience. Make sure to take a moment to splurge in the city’s fruity delights. The taste of the Mediterranean is offered in each bite. Head to the nearest market and let the unforgettable indulgence of flavor and culture begin.

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An orange cat lays on a red chair by several books.

A purrfect place to read

You can’t help but feel a sense of belonging when you stumble upon a good read and meet a claw-some feline companion at Mon Chat Pitre in Aix-en-Provence, France!

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