03 Oct Integration Week 2019
The first week of the new academic year has been especially intense for the new ESDi international students. Accompanied by their tutor Míriam Folch and Gara Gutiérrez, from the International Relations Department, they have enjoyed an Integration Week with activities to get to know Barcelona.
Afternoon tour around the centre of Barcelona
- The route started on top of Passeig de Gracia, hence the students had the opportunity to visit the “Block of Discord”, which consists of the buildings by noted Modernist architects of Barcelona such as Gaudí and Puig i Cadafalch. Later on the route continued to Plaça Cataluña and Portal del Àngel, stopping at Barcelona’s Cathedral to admire the mix of medieval and gothic reminiscences. The tour ended in the well-known Palau de la Música, a modernist auditorium designed by Domenech i Muntaner, one of the greatest representatives of Catalan modernisme.
- When the historical tour ended, the students went to GrowPro Experience installations. GrowPro Experience helps ESDi students with anything they may need, such as accommodation, opening a bank account and arranging activities throughout the year. After a presentation, all students were invited to the rooftop party to enjoy some music and drinks.
Morning tour around La Barceloneta
- The route took place in La Barceloneta, one of the old fisherman’s neighborhood of Barcelona. The students took the opportunity to wander its streets and everything the neighborhood has to offer. At the end of the route, students had a seafood paella with sea views, for lunch, in the renowned restaurant.
Museu del Disseny Exhibit
- The International students went to the museum of design of Barcelona in order to attend to a guided visit regarding the path of graphic design in Spain from 1980 to 2003. Afterwards, they had the opportunity to wander around the other exhibits of the museum.