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Useful local words: If you're in Barcelona a small amount of Catalan is useful. ‘Despedida’- if you do an Erasmus exchange you will forever be going to these send offs.
What not to pack: Sunglasses, you can get them out here.
What to pack: T-shirts and summer clothes, as well as a few jumpers when it gets a bit chilly.
Couldn't have done without: My passport, computer and Skype for staying in touch.
Word of advice: The best site for finding accommodation in Barcelona is www.loquo.com and it’s definitely a good idea to take a trip out to your chosen destination to find a place to live BEFORE you arrive armed with all your stuff.
RJ, Hispanic Studies with Portuguese, Bristol University
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