This time is Victoria, our new work-placement from UK, who is going to present herself and give you some reasons why you should choose Barcelona
My name is Victoria, and I am one of the new placement students here at Camino. I am currently in my third year of University in Newcastle (in the north of England, for those of you who don´t know- a town known for it´s football team and notoriously crazy night life!) where I am studying Hispanic Studies.
This is my third year abroad, and I have been here in Barcelona since August 2010. I have just finished a term of Erasmus studies at the University of Pompeu Fabra (did you know there are 12 universities in Catalunya?) which was great fun, although with so many foreign students, there was often far too much temptation to speak English!
I am going to be here at Camino until the end of March, 3 more months of Barcelona sunshine, cava, patatas bravas, and probably most importantly, speaking Spanish!
Barcelona really is one of the most fantastic European cities I have ever been to. The city always features in “top destination” lists and it is not hard to see why. Made up of small little neighbourhoods, each with its own ambiente, it seems there is always an enticing café, bar or shop to be explored, making this city a true playground for everyone.
Whether you want to soak up the atmosphere at a nail-biting match in Camp Nou, browse the boutiques in el Born, search for bargains in the vintage stores in Raval, sample some mouth-watering jamón or merely watch the world pass you by whilst sipping cava in a bar, I promise that whatever you want to find here, you will find it.
Camino is situated in the most fantastic location, and we are the only language school in Barcelona to offer on-site accommodation. You can walk everywhere within minutes (trust me, I live in this area!), and you can even rent a room here without taking a Spanish course.
There are so many options available to you, so I suggest you take full advantage and pay some homage to Catalonia…
I look forward to meeting you all soon, but until then, hasta luego!