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If Spain isn’t on your bucket list it needs to be added. Right now. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Spain is an incredibly diverse country with each city boasting it’s own unique charm. If you have the time, just go nuts and visit as many Spanish cities as possible (ugh…I’m so jealous) but if you’re a busy girl, like me, you probably don’t have unlimited time. In that case, it’s important to prioritize your list of cities to visit. Below is the list of my must visit cities in Spain.  Seville The list has to begin with Seville as that is where I left a piece of my heart during my study abroad adventures. (Read why you HAVE to study abroad here). During your trip to Seville you will have the opportunity to see the incredibly beautiful islamic influence on architecture, the third largest cathedral in the world, paddleboat down the river, frolic in the…

Click here for a mobile itinerary that opens up right in your google maps application! You can never spend enough time in Seville, Spain but with three days you can get an overview of some of the main sights and the local culture. My sister and I had the opportunity to spend six incredible months here and we have included the best of the best in this itinerary. Day 1: The Major Sites Check into your hotel early in the morning. If your rooms aren’t ready, ask to leave your luggage so that you can begin sightseeing. The city center is incredibly compact so if you stay here you won’t have to worry about transportation. If you haven’t already eaten breakfast (or if you want a second one, go ahead I won’t judge), head to one of the many cafes for a bite to eat. A bit out of the way…

Barcelona is one of the most unique cities in Spain, if not all of Europe. Boasting an eclectic mix of Spanish and Catalan culture, this city is a must stop on your travels. Only have a short amount of time to visit? Well, one day in this gorgeous city is better than nothing. Keep reading for the must see sites on your one day visit. La Sagrada Familia For those of you who aren’t familiar with Antonio Gaudi’s pieces, the closest thing I can compare it to is one of Dr. Seuss’s many eccentric worlds. La Sagrada Familia is a large Roman Catholic Church that is an absolute must see. Trust me you will never see a church like it again. The outside is magnificent and grandiose and the inside is hauntingly beautiful with many geometric patterns and a whirlwind of beautiful colors. I had to practically be dragged out as…

My little sister is studying abroad this semester and it has made me extremely nostalgic for my study abroad days. I know you didn’t ask for my advice and you probably don’t want it either. It’s like when my dad would sit down and be like here’s some free advice kiddo and I would just roll my eyes and stare at the ceiling (I should have been nicer…oops sorry, Dad!). But I’m channeling my father and telling you the best advice that I could possibly give and that is you HAVE to study abroad in college. Here’s why: Once in a lifetime opportunity You will never again get the opportunity to spend a semester abroad for basically what it costs you to go to school already. For the more expensive programs, there are plenty of scholarships that are out there. They want you to study abroad and they make it…