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Stephen Dwyer

Stephen Dwyer is an Operations & Information Management and Sports Management double major at UMass Amherst. He is thrilled to be studying and interning in Barcelona, and looks forward to sharing his experiences of studying, working, living, and eating in this global city. Follow his journey as he explores Barcelona this semester!

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My Global Internship at Toddl.co in Barcelona

Jun 2, 2022 2:45:00 PM / by Stephen Dwyer

Stephen gives us the scoop on his Business Operations and Development internship with Toddl.co in Barcelona. Toddl.co is an app that helps parents discover and book activities for their kids. Find out more about his experience and the advice he gives for future interns.

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Posted in: Internships Abroad, Barcelona, Spain

10 Places for Quiet Reflection in Barcelona

May 16, 2022 4:37:00 PM / by Stephen Dwyer

Amidst the busyness of life abroad, it helps to fit some quiet time in. Be it a stroll or a moment to sit and relax in the park, knowing several go-to spots can be helpful. Stephen Dwyer has rounded up 10 spots to let your mind breathe as the reflections sink in.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture

A CAPA Excursion to the Civil War Bunkers in Barcelona

May 3, 2022 9:35:00 AM / by Stephen Dwyer

Stephen recounts the tour he went on as part of a CAPA excursion. It included a bit of a pleasant hike and lots of historical facts about the Civil War Bunkers and how Barcelona coped during the Spanish Civil War.

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Posted in: International Education, Barcelona, Spain

5 Ways I Immersed Myself in Barcelona and Spanish Culture

Apr 18, 2022 2:00:00 PM / by Stephen Dwyer

Stephen shares a few ways you can immerse yourself with the local culture when studying abroad in Barcelona. Speaking the language, trying the cuisine, and learning about history are just some ways you can feel closer to your host city and integrate with locals. Check it out!

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Why Study Abroad

How I Go About My Day as a Student and Intern Abroad in Barcelona

Mar 21, 2022 12:45:00 PM / by Stephen Dwyer

Stephen blogs about what his typical week is in Barcelona. Between his studies and internship, he has come up with a routine that works for his schedule—including fitting in time to enjoy and experience Barcelona.

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Posted in: International Education, Barcelona, Spain

7 Reasons To Pick Barcelona As Your Next Study Abroad Location

Mar 8, 2022 11:30:00 AM / by Stephen Dwyer

If you been thinking about studying abroad in Barcelona, here are 7 reasons to take flight (from a current student). Perfect geography and weather? Check. A vibrant energy with a balance of carefreeness? Check. Let Stephen Dwyer tell you more in his blog.

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

8 Things to Know Before Arriving in Barcelona

Feb 23, 2022 3:40:00 PM / by Stephen Dwyer

Almost 2 weeks down and 11 more to go! Stephen writes in from Barcelona to share 8 things you need to know before studying abroad in this city. Take in some of these gems and see how you can get better prepared for your spring, summer, or fall semester abroad in Spain.

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Posted in: Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations, Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture

Meet Stephen Dwyer: Official CAPA Barcelona Blogger for Spring 2022

Dec 15, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Stephen Dwyer

Meet Stephen Dwyer (he/him), an official CAPA blogger in Barcelona, Spain for Spring 2022:

University: University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Major: Operations & Information Management and Sport Management (double major)
Study Abroad Location: Barcelona, Spain
Internship or volunteer placement: TBC

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
Having never been to Europe, I’m most excited to go to a brand new place and explore and immerse myself in the culture. Barcelona has so much to offer, from the beaches to the history to, of course, the food.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain


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