Alora D. Crooms' 10 Week Internship in Barcelona, Spain

Alora Crooms Start Date: Jul 15, 2015 - End Date: Aug 13, 2015
  • Barcelona, Spain

My Travel Story

by: Alora Crooms Start Date: Jul 15, 2015 - End Date: Aug 13, 2015
My name is Alora, and I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock last May with a degree in professional and technical writing and a minor in Spanish. 

I am going to Barcelona, Spain with the program CISabroad to intern for 10 weeks. While I am immersed in the culture, I will be taking Spanish classes and working to turn my Spanish proficiency into Spanish fluency. 

I applied for a CISabroad Green Scholarship, which will allow me to complete two green activities while I am overseas. Taking care of the earth is a passion of mine, and I hope to do so while I am gone. 

Aside from the cost of the CISabroad program, I am responsible for paying for my flights, meals, books, weekend excursions, and travel expenses. 

I am determined to make the most out of this opportunity because I have personal goals to accomplish and because I owe it to everyone who has helped me get this far.
  • Barcelona, Spain


  • Almost 25% Funded!

    I want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed to my campaign so far!

    I just learned about the excursions that I can participate in when I am abroad, and I wanted to share those with you:

    September 4: Day Trip to Tarragona
    October 2-3: Optional overnight trip to Zaragoza ($125).
    October 16:Day Trip Cava tour and Sitges 
    October 23-25: Weekend trip to Seville ($400).
    November 6: Day Trip Dalí Besalú

    Thank you so much, Kathy Primm, for paying for the overnight trip to Zaragoza. This trip involves a guided tour of the city, cathedral, Roman ruins, Arabic castle, and the ghost town of Belchite. The price includes transportation, hotel, a group lunch, guided tour fees, and entrance fees.

    In the weekend to Sevilla, the cost includes flights, hotel, transportation, a group lunch, guided tour fees, and entrance fees.

    I will keep you all updated! I cannot thank everyone enough.