As I get closer and closer to the end of my semester abroad in Barcelona, I can’t help but feel a mix of emotions. I’ve had an incredible experience – I’ve made friends from all over the world and had the opportunity to immerse myself in a culture that is so rich and diverse. But as my departure date grows nearer, I’m also feeling a bit of sadness at the thought of leaving this place that has become my home away from home.

To prepare for my return home to the University of Alabama, I’m doing all the things I need to do to leave Barcelona with a clean slate. I’m packing up all of my belongings and making sure that I have everything I need for the journey back. I’m also trying to take in every last moment that I have here, so that I can bring the memories with me when I go.

Overall, my emotions as I prepare to leave are much different from when I first arrived. When I first arrived, I was full of excitement and anticipation, while now I’m feeling a mix of sadness and nostalgia. But I’m also looking forward to returning home and reuniting with my family and friends. This semester abroad has been an incredible experience, and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to live and learn in Barcelona. As I prepare to return home, I’m filled with fond memories of this city, and I can’t wait to share them with my loved ones.