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

7+ National Days of CAPA's 7 Global Cities

Jul 1, 2019 10:48:00 AM / by Jessie Gibson

We have a roundup of some of the important and celebrated days in our global cities! Find out the history behind each National Day and how the locals recognize them. Some are steeped in tradition, while others are commemorated differently. Be sure to take note of the dates as well, you might just get to experience it while studying abroad!

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Posted in: London, England, Dublin, Ireland, International Education, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Shanghai, China, Florence, Italy, Barcelona, Spain

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

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

Where I Take Class While Studying in Barcelona

May 25, 2019 10:18:00 AM / by Victoria Irra

This week, Victoria takes us on a tour of where she has class* during her semester in Barcelona.

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Posted in: Academics Abroad, Barcelona, Spain

Here's an Easy Recipe to Cook In Your Barcelona Student Apartment

May 19, 2019 11:16:00 AM / by Victoria Irra

This week, vlogger Victoria Irra gives us a quick tutorial on how to cook chicken and rice in your student apartment - complete with local chiles and seasoning from Barcelona!

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Posted in: Food Abroad, 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

Life in Spain - Student Accommodations with CAPA Barcelona

May 2, 2019 10:01:00 AM / by Victoria Irra

This week, vlogger Victoria Irra takes you around her neighborhood in Barcelona and gives us a tour of her student apartment. 

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, barcelona-vlog

How Studying Abroad in Barcelona Brings People Together

Apr 27, 2019 10:57:00 AM / by Victoria Irra

This week, vlogger Victoria Irra introduces us to her group of classmates and friends from all over the globe, and shows us some of her favorite spots in Barcelona while discussing the importance of cultural understanding.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, barcelona-vlog

Experiencing Carnaval de Fraga in Spain

Apr 13, 2019 2:45:00 PM / by Guest Posts

CAPA Spring 2019 Diversity Advocates scholar Juan Gonzalez attends the Carnaval de Fraga and celebrates this lively annual tradition in Fraga, Spain. With millions of people of all ages participating in the Carnaval, the city ramps up its energy and shows off its fun side. Juan also falls in love with the city's culture and shares how he was welcomed by the locals!

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture


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