Isha Mahajan

Isha Mahajan (she/her/hers) is a rising junior studying Journalism and Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and will be spending time abroad in Barcelona this fall. She is looking forward to exploring this globalized mediterranean city and aims to learn Spanish during her time there as a student, intern, and soon-to-be Barcelona local. She is also excited to capture the highlights of the city through her camera lens. Get a taste of Barcelona through her posts!

Recent Posts

What it's like to Witness Political Tension in Another Country

Dec 14, 2019 9:18:00 AM / by Isha Mahajan

During a time of political tension in Barcelona, student blogger Isha was able to learn about how locals feel about the issues at hand while observing the conflict from the outside.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture

4 Must-See Museums to Visit When Studying in Barcelona

Dec 5, 2019 9:23:00 AM / by Isha Mahajan

Barcelona attracts tourists from around the world for a variety of reasons: the food, history, art, architecture, and more. In this blog post, Isha gives us a peek into Barcelona's incredible cultural scene and shares some of her favorite museums in the city for history and art.

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Posted in: International Education, Barcelona, Spain

Experience the Culture and History of Barcelona's Own La Boqueria

Nov 19, 2019 9:42:00 AM / by Isha Mahajan

If you're a foodie, Barcelona is the place to be! Specifically, Isha recommends visiting La Boqueria, a bustling market where you'll find native Catalonian specialties, as well as high-quality food from around the world.

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Posted in: Food Abroad, Barcelona, Spain

4 Great Study Spots to Get You Through Exam Season in Barcelona

Nov 5, 2019 9:08:00 AM / by Isha Mahajan

If you want to explore the city you're studying abroad in while getting work done, student blogger Isha recommends studying in local bookstores, coffee shops, and coworking spaces. Read more to find out her favorite spots to get work done in Barcelona!

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Posted in: International Education, Barcelona, Spain

Intercultural Communication & My Internship with Barcelona Metropolitan Magazine

Oct 25, 2019 9:23:00 AM / by Isha Mahajan

Interning abroad can help you build valuable skills including intercultural communication and time management. Find out what Isha’s work environment looks like at her CAPA Global Cities internship placement at Barcelona Metropolitan Magazine.

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Posted in: Internships Abroad, Barcelona, Spain, Internships in Barcelona

How a Day Trip to Girona Provides More Context on Catalonia's Culture

Oct 14, 2019 9:15:00 AM / by Isha Mahajan

Student blogger Isha shares the highlights of her CAPA-led day trip from Barcelona to the city of Girona, where she explores Game of Thrones film sites, Salvador Dali's surrealist art, and historic neighborhoods rich in Catalonian history. 

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Posted in: International Education, Barcelona, Spain

Get The Inside Scoop on Student Living in Barcelona

Sep 17, 2019 11:22:00 AM / by Isha Mahajan

After just two weeks in Barcelona, Isha is left spellbound by the city. She writes about preparing for a culture shock and how she adjusted to a new living environment. She also learns about the philosophy of adopting the city as part of your living space and navigating Barcelona through its neighborhoods.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture

Meet Isha Mahajan: Official CAPA Barcelona Blogger Fall 2019

Aug 17, 2019 10:30:00 AM / by Isha Mahajan

Meet Isha Mahajan, an official CAPA blogger in Barcelona, Spain for Fall 2019:

University: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Major: Political Science and Journalism
Study abroad location: Barcelona, Spain
Internship or volunteer placement: TBC

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I am excited to witness the culture that the city of Barcelona has to offer. To explore the architecture, to visit the different photo ops, and to try the diverse cuisine in the city are some of the things I’m most looking forward to during the semester.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain


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