BARCELONA, SPAIN — Facing an overwhelming demand, the UCSB Education Abroad Program (EAP) announced the implementation of a new four-month program devoted to allowing its participants to simply take photos at the Barcelona Bunkers overlooking the city.
“This is exactly what we’ve been waiting for,” second-year Shelley Smith said. “Now we don’t have to worry about traveling too far and can just relax with how easy it is showing our friends what a great time we are having in Europe.”
According to EAP advisor Don Johnson, the decision was based off of the repeated refusal for their abroad students to do anything else but perform candid poses with wine, baguettes and cheese in front of the famous city overlook.
“We really had no choice,” explained Johnson. “Our students just demanded every day that they should be allowed to stay up in the bunkers getting selfies, group photos and city panoramas in different types of light and with different alcoholic props.”
In the aftermath of the announcement, spots for the 2019 inaugural program are close to full with students eager to finally get away and explore.
“I’m just so excited to get this cultural exposure,” Smith said. “It feels good to finally be stepping out of my comfort zone.”
Daniel Carroll bitterly wishes he got a few more photos at the bunkers for Instagram clout.