Grace Pyron

Grace Pyron is excited to explore Barcelona and its culture on her summer abroad in this coastal city. As a Global Studies major from Arizona State University, she's hoping to enhance her language skills while learning about the daily life and business culture. Grace is a non-traditional student as she's spent most of her college career as an online student as she travels the world. She's got a unique perspective, so you'll want to keep up with her this semester as she discovers why and how study abroad develops you before, during, and after your time abroad!

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What I Learned from a Summer Internship in Barcelona

Aug 9, 2019 11:17:00 AM / by Grace Pyron

Over the course of 6 weeks in the summer, Grace interned with the Barcelona International Human Rights Film Festival. She reveals 3 major things that she got a hang of for a great experience abroad. She shares how she embraced the cultural differences and centered her perspective on growth instead of failure. Whether you're nervous about interning in a different culture or motivated to exceed your internship expectations, read this post as you get your ducks in a row for a successful time abroad!

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

How to Have a Successful Global Internship in Barcelona

Jul 29, 2019 1:18:00 PM / by Grace Pyron

Want to know the secrets to having a successful internship? Grace gathers advice from her fellow CAPA Barcelona interns and shares what you need to know about socializing with your coworkers, staying on top of your work, and being proactive.

P.S. Feel free to pass this along to your friends who plan on interning too!

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

What a Typical Day in My Life Looks like During A Summer with CAPA Barcelona

Jul 18, 2019 11:19:00 AM / by Grace Pyron

Grace opens up her study abroad diary to show us the days that make up her summer abroad! She tells us what her usual weekday is like with classes, an internship, and everything in between. She also shares how she meets her daily goals, traverses the city (for food and coffee shops), and unwinds with her roommates.

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Posted in: International Education, Barcelona, Spain

Getting Out of My Comfort Zone on a Hike in Aiguestortes National Park

Jul 6, 2019 10:35:00 AM / by Grace Pyron

There's a reason why embarking on new experiences is always encouraged—the memories and friends you make will be exhilarating and mind-opening. In this week's post, Grace did not leave this new experience of climbing to the top of Aigüestortes National Park (with new friends) unexplored. She shares the importance of embracing discomfort while you set out to make studying abroad your best semester yet.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Why Study Abroad

4 Benefits of Doing an Internship in Barcelona

Jun 19, 2019 10:29:00 AM / by Grace Pyron

Doing an internship abroad will fulfill more than just academic requirements and work experience; you'll be fully immersed with locals and see how this will guide the rest of your professional life. Barcelona has been evolving into a competitive playing field and has proved to be a good environment for students to do internships. Grace gives us four key reasons why doing an international internship will be invaluable to your overall development.

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

How to Talk, Live, and Eat like a Local While Studying Abroad in Barcelona

Jun 5, 2019 10:40:00 AM / by Grace Pyron

This popular city is a worthwhile destination to learn new things about culture, cuisine, language, and a way of living. Let Grace give you an introduction to Barcelona with tips and tricks along the way! From knowing what to expect from "Spanish timing" to using common phrases, this post will enlighten you about local life and how to fit right in.

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Posted in: Language, Barcelona, Spain

Meet Grace Pyron: Official CAPA Barcelona Blogger Summer 2019

May 18, 2019 9:57:00 AM / by Grace Pyron

Meet Grace Pyron, an official CAPA blogger in Barcelona, Spain for Summer 2019:

University: Arizona State University
Major: Global Studies
Study abroad location: Barcelona, Spain
Internship or volunteer placement: TBC

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain


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