Solomon Herring

Solomon Herring (he/him) is a Political Science major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who is studying abroad in Barcelona and blogging for the CAPA World Blog this fall 2022. He is excited about immersing himself in the rich culture of Barcelona and learning about its history. Outside of studying and attending classes, Solomon hopes to spend his time skateboarding around the city, trying different foods, and connecting with the local people. Check out his posts to learn more about his time in this global city!

Recent Posts

Coming to Terms with the End of My Semester Abroad

Mar 26, 2023 3:00:00 PM / by Solomon Herring

Solomon arrived in Barcelona to take on an exciting semester filled with infinite possibilities. He covers his last few weeks in the city and shares how he’s making the most of everything before he leaves.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture, Why Study Abroad

4 Gaudí Landmarks You HAVE to Visit in Barcelona

Feb 2, 2023 4:00:00 PM / by Solomon Herring

There are many things that draw students to Barcelona and architecture is one of them. Antoni Gaudí is one of the country's famous and influential architects, and the city of Barcelona is home to several of his creations. Check out these four landmarks!

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Posted in: International Education, Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture

A Field Study at L’Hospital de La Santa Creu i Sant Pau in Barcelona

Jan 26, 2023 10:45:00 AM / by Solomon Herring

You get to do more during your class time when you study abroad. Solomon talks about the field study his class took to L’Hospital de La Santa Creu i Sant Pau in Barcelona, Spain to learn about its architectural history and more. Find out why this landmark made for an excellent trip outside the classroom.

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Posted in: International Education, Barcelona, Spain

My Trip to Morocco: Why You Should Go Outside Europe While Studying Abroad in Barcelona

Dec 17, 2022 3:31:05 PM / by Solomon Herring

Studying abroad in Europe opens up opportunities to see neighboring countries. In this post, CEA CAPA Barcelona student Solomon encourages looking past the continent into another destination that has a unique culture and history. Here's why he recommends visiting Morocco.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain

Why You Should Visit Barcelona’s “Old Town”

Nov 29, 2022 3:45:00 PM / by Solomon Herring

Get to know Barcelona through the years and centuries by visiting the oldest parts of the city. Solomon, a political science major from UMass, visited the Gothic Quarter and El Born to learn more about the fascinating history of the area.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture

5 Tips To Help You Adjust To Studying Abroad in Barcelona

Nov 2, 2022 9:30:00 AM / by Solomon Herring

Are you hoping to have a seamless adjustment to your study abroad program? Solomon has put together 5 ways to prepare ahead and take action for a smooth transition as you immerse yourself during your semester abroad in Spain.

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Posted in: Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations, Barcelona, Spain, Why Study Abroad

The Moment I Have Been Waiting For

Oct 11, 2022 5:10:00 PM / by Solomon Herring

Touching down in Barcelona to study abroad for the next few months is what Solomon Herring, a student at University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been anticipating. In his first post from Spain, he details his first impressions and encounters around the city.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture

Meet Solomon Herring: Official CAPA Barcelona Blogger for Fall 2022

Sep 25, 2022 8:30:00 AM / by Solomon Herring

Meet Solomon Herring (he/him), an official CAPA Blogger in Barcelona, Spain for Fall 2022.

University: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Major: Political Science
Study Abroad Location: Barcelona, Spain

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I am most excited to explore and experience Spanish culture and learn more about the rich history of not only Barcelona, but the entire country. I am also looking forward to experiencing city life in Barcelona and exploring the natural scenery in the countryside and on the coast.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain


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