A student desperately wanting to have class outside suggested we put the decision to a vote. An overwhelming amount of hands went up for having class in the sun and I paused to think about how I could adjust my lesson plan without a chalkboard. The students saw my hesitation and said, “but Claire, don’t you believe in our right to have a democracy?”. This was when I knew I would learn a lot more than just how to teach, from my international co-op term in Catalonia.
Are you looking into working abroad for your co-op? Business student, Candice Woods shares what she learned in her co-op and how to combat homesickness based on her experience working in Barcelona, Spain for her co-op.
BPK student, Nick Crivici, spent nine months as an English Language Assistant in Barcelona. Although this co-op was not directly related to the BPK field, he found tremendous educational value in his experience abroad.