July 18, 2019

Thirty-Three Students Journey to Barcelona for Summer

Thirty-Three Students Journey to Barcelona for Summer
Students studying abroad in Barcelona for the summer have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Spanish culture.
Thirty-three students from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln are spending May 10 to August 4 studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain. Sponsored by the College of Business, the Nebraska faculty-led program at the Institute for American Universities (IAU College) provides up to 12 weeks of courses in Barcelona. Along with courses, students have the opportunity to intern while studying abroad.

The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all academic majors with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students chose from three different tracks during the program, which included a six-week academic course track, a nine-week academic course and internship track or a 12-week academic course, internship and Spanish language study track.

During their program, students immerse themselves in Spanish culture. Some activities consist of field study trips, study tours and day trips along with cultural activities such as Catalan cooking courses and Flamenco dance classes.

Ariel Zach, a senior international business major doing the 12-week track, chose the program in Spain because she grew up appreciating the Spanish language and culture. She plans to engross herself in all Spain has to offer, and visit Morocco while abroad before her senior year at Nebraska Business begins.

“Understanding the background of this city has been phenomenal. Growing up, I don’t remember learning about how Barcelona or Spain came to be. I could have learned in school and forgotten about it, but actually seeing memorials and areas is key to making things stick with me,” said the Madison, Nebraska native, as she blogs her experiences in Barcelona.

To read more about Zach’s experiences abroad, visit: https://business.unl.edu/spainariel.

The following students are participating in the Barcelona summer program. They are listed by hometown and the information includes their year in school as of the fall semester and academic major.

Aurora: Megan DeVries, junior business administration
Blair: Michael Sandvold, senior management; Alexis Wulf, senior marketing
Crete: Luke Hollman, senior finance
Elkhorn: Jack Butler, senior finance
Gretna: Amanda Purintun, junior management
Lincoln: Sara Al Balushi, senior international business; Jessica Ha, junior international business; Andres Herrera, senior international business; Alexis Hruby, junior business administration; Kennedy Johnson, senior business administration; Tony Munson, junior economics; Emily Pick, senior finance; Alex Rybak, sophomore actuarial science; and Dani Stowers, junior accounting
Louisville: Ellie Geise, junior marketing
Madison: Ariel Zach, senior international business
Omaha: John Woltemath, senior finance
Papillion: Jacqueline Alexander, junior business administration
Belleville, Illinois: Emily Woodrome, senior actuarial science
Centennial, Colorado: Caroline Milner, junior marketing
Clearwater, Florida: Isabella Kloppel, junior international business
Gilbert, Arizona: Brenna McManus, senior business administration
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Quan Nguyen, junior international business
Johor Bahru, Malaysia: Min Ong, junior international business
Lees Summit, Missouri: Kayla Brumley, senior management
Manhattan, Illinois: Zachary Paymaster, junior accounting
Overland Park, Kansas: Allison Hunt, junior marketing
Panama, Iowa: Molly Wingert, junior business administration
Pierre, South Dakota: Meagan Potrzeba, junior marketing
Pleasant Hill, Missouri: Gavin Wheeler, junior management
Vienna, Virginia: Nassr Al Haddabi, senior international business
West Chester, Pennsylvania: Joshua Watters, senior international business

Students taking the Barcelona trip pose with Dr. Laurie Miller
Students taking the Barcelona trip pose with Dr. Laurie Miller, associate professor of practice in economics (top row fourth from left).