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My Top 10 Foods in Barcelona

Apr 19, 2021 10:10:00 AM / by Andrew McKenzie

In today's post, Andy lists some of the tantalizing dishes from Barcelona, Spain! From freshly-squeezed orange juice to baby octopus and empanadas, you'll see how these foods represent Barcelona's unique geographical touchpoint. Feel free to savor this list with every scroll!

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture

Managing My Time While Studying Abroad

Apr 1, 2021 1:45:00 PM / by Andrew McKenzie

Find out how Andy overcame his initial struggle with time management in a completely new environment. With classes, internship, and daily responsibilities on his plate, he sorted out a routine that works on all fronts. Andy also shares the work he's done at his internship and an exciting marketing project he'll be a part of in class!

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Posted in: Internships Abroad, Barcelona, Spain

Observing Tension in Barcelona

Mar 22, 2021 9:48:00 AM / by Andrew McKenzie

In this week's post, Andy talks about experiencing life in Barcelona and the countryside away from the city center. He also opens up about witnessing locals express their views through protests and how the situation has been reminiscent of things back home in Minneapolis, while drawing parallels between the freedom of speech in Spain and the US.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture

Where I'm Living in Barcelona

Mar 11, 2021 9:22:00 AM / by Andrew McKenzie

This week, our Barcelona student blogger Andy shows us where he's living this semester, introduces his roommates, and shares what he and his roommates have been cooking for each other in their apartment.

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Posted in: Accommodation Abroad, Barcelona, Spain

Week 2: Adapting to Life in Barcelona

Mar 2, 2021 9:47:00 AM / by Andrew McKenzie

Our Barcelona student blogger Andy checks in with us on how his week abroad is coming along. After spending time getting used to the lay of the land in Barcelona, he tells us more about navigating the transit system and exploring cultural and tourist sites there. Andy also gives us a quick update on his internship with Barcelona Metropolitan Magazine.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture

Preparing to Study Abroad During a Pandemic

Feb 17, 2021 10:02:00 AM / by Andrew McKenzie

Our spring 2021 CAPA blogger Andy McKenzie believes that his study abroad semester in Barcelona will be an experience of a lifetime! Check out how this University of Minnesota student will be preparing for this once-in-a-lifetime journey with a positive attitude, open mind, and realistic expectations.

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

Introducing CAPA's Official Bloggers & Vloggers for Spring 2021

Feb 3, 2021 3:45:00 PM / by Cara Pizzorusso

We’re very excited to introduce and welcome our team of official bloggers and vloggers for spring 2021!

This semester, we have a mix of in-country and remote bloggers and vloggers sharing their unique experience either from their host countries and at-home locations. Each of them will receive a grant while they are studying with CAPA to help them generate their stories here on CAPA World. From pre-departure thoughts through their reflection upon the end of their semesters, we will watch the stories of these students unfold as they learn about their host country, explore and discover the real city beyond stereotypes and expectations, interact with locals, focus on their academics, and complete internships.

So who are they and where are they going?

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Posted in: London, England, Dublin, Ireland, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Shanghai, China, Official Bloggers and Vloggers, Florence, Italy, Barcelona, Spain

Meet Andrew McKenzie: Official CAPA Barcelona Blogger Spring 2021

Jan 19, 2021 12:16:00 PM / by Andrew McKenzie

Meet Andrew McKenzie, an official CAPA blogger in Barcelona, Spain for Spring 2021:

University: University of Minnesota
Major:  Marketing
Study Abroad Location: Barcelona, Spain
Internship or volunteer placement: TBC

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I’m very excited to immerse myself in the Spanish culture. I look forward to trying new foods, drinks, and experiences, all while making lifelong friendships along the way.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain

5 Picturesque Parks to Visit in Barcelona

Dec 15, 2020 9:22:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

Barcelona is not exactly a city famous for its abundance of green space, but hop on the metro and you’ll find that, within a short ride, there are tons of stunning parks and gardens to explore. There are also exciting plans in the works for some major urban greening to take place in coming years.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture

10 Architectural Sites to See When You Study Abroad in Barcelona

Oct 15, 2020 9:27:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

Architecture can reveal key stories about a city's past or hold a vision of its future. Some of the most architecturally interesting structures are obvious, but other times they are easy to miss. Today, we take a journey through Barcelona, one of CAPA's global cities, to check out some of the architecture you should be sure to see when you study abroad.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Why Study Abroad

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