Using my Spanish Language Skills While Studying Abroad in Spain

Sep 20, 2023 10:13:37 AM / by Abby Spangenberg

Abby spent a summer in Barcelona in part to deepen her Spanish-language skills. She talks about her experience here, along with Spanish phrases she found helpful to know.

The reason that I chose Barcelona as the destination that I wanted to spend two months in was because of the Spanish language. 

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain

Exploring Spain's Business Culture - Internship in Barcelona

Sep 13, 2023 10:28:00 AM / by Abby Spangenberg

Abby explores the differences she noticed between business cultures in Spain and the US during her summer internship in Barcelona.

I’m currently at my halfway point in my eight-week global internship program in Barcelona with CEA CAPA! For the past four weeks, I’ve been working with a creative marketing and advertising company on their strategic team. 

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Posted in: Internships Abroad, Barcelona, Spain

Silencing Dissent

Aug 31, 2023 2:00:00 PM / by Dr. Michael Woolf

"Thoughts on Education Abroad" is a monthly column written by CEA CAPA Education Abroad's Deputy President for Strategic Engagement Dr. Michael Woolf. This month, Dr. Woolf talks about how disagreement and debate are at the heart of learning processes. He highlights the importance of being open to diversity of thought and how education abroad facilitates that.

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Posted in: London, England, Dublin, Ireland, International Education, Sydney, Australia, Florence, Italy, Barcelona, Spain

Getting Ready for a Summer Internship Abroad in Barcelona

Aug 8, 2023 1:00:00 PM / by Abby Spangenberg

CEA CAPA student Abby S. talks about arriving in Barcelona and how she got acclimated to the city before starting her global internship for the summer.

I would be lying if I said that I was not full of nerves before leaving the country for the very first time to embark on my 8-week global internship program in Barcelona, interning 30 hours a week.

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Posted in: Internships Abroad, Barcelona, Spain

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

Aug 4, 2023 2:04:09 PM / 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

Top 7 Cultural Celebrations in Spain

Aug 4, 2023 2:04:04 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

When you study abroad in Barcelona, there are a few cultural celebrations throughout the country that are worth looking into attending while you're in Spain!

Here are seven local celebrations for your list.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture

5 Important Skills You Can Gain from Interning Abroad

Aug 4, 2023 2:04:03 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Only a very small percentage of US students intern abroad. The experience alone can make you stand out from your peers in a pile of resumes once you graduate and will no doubt be a conversation starter in an interview. If you put the effort in and set goals for yourself before you begin, it can be even more than a conversation starter. You will have opportunities to learn some truly important life and career skills that you might not gain in a domestic internship.

Here are just 5 skills (out of many) you can gain from interning abroad.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Shanghai, China, Internships Abroad, Barcelona, Spain

10 Reasons Why You Should Study Abroad in Barcelona

Aug 4, 2023 2:04:02 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Spain has been ranked as the number one most popular study abroad destination for American students by GoOverseas. We’re thrilled to offer programs in the vibrant, lively, and exciting city of Barcelona.

So, why study abroad in Barcelona? Let’s dive in…

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Why Study Abroad

How to Handle Language Barriers When Studying Abroad in Barcelona

Aug 4, 2023 2:03:56 PM / by Maya Crawford

One of the many things you can pick up while studying abroad is a new language! In this week's post, Maya broaches the topic of the language barrier in Spain and how she overcame her doubts to learn and practice Catalan and Spanish in Barcelona. She shares several tips and strategies to grasp a new language and make it one of the highlights of your study abroad experience. 

One of the biggest skills you can gain from studying abroad is a better grasp on a new language. For me, one of my goals is to be bilingual and Barcelona was a perfect place to do so! However, I did not know going into this that Spanish is not actually the main language spoken in Barcelona—it’s actually Catalan. While this is very similar to Spanish it is a completely different language and can really confuse you, especially if you had no idea this language existed.

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Posted in: Language, Barcelona, Spain

10 Interesting Facts About Barcelona

Aug 4, 2023 2:03:53 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Before you travel to the land of Gaudi’s magical modernist architecture, endless plates of tapas, and one of the world’s most famous soccer teams, read up on a few interesting facts about one of our great global cities: Barcelona!

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Posted in: Cultural Insights, Barcelona, Spain, Top 10, Local Culture, Cultural Immersion


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