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8 Tips to Make Your Remote Learning Abroad Experience a Positive One

Mar 30, 2020 9:07:00 AM / by Cara Pizzorusso

Even though our spring 2020 students have all returned home, their global education experience is not over. We've rounded up a list of tips to help students have an engaging global learning experience at home, including ways to travel virtually.

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

CAPA's 10 Tips for Working & Learning Remotely

Mar 23, 2020 2:28:01 PM / by Jessie Gibson

As countries, organizations, small & large businesses, schools, and universities around the globe have begun implementing social distancing policies to combat the spread of COVID-19, many of us are experiencing working from home for the first time, often in closer quarters than ideal. As CAPA instituted a work-from-home policy starting on Monday, March 19 and as our students make the transition to completing their academic programs remotely, our US team rounded up these 10 helpful tips for working or learning from home.  

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

Culture Shock is REAL - Study Abroad Barcelona

Feb 18, 2020 9:17:00 AM / by Nina Vrtjak

Barcelona blogger Nina is learning to live on Spanish time this semester, and she's loving it! Find out how she's adjusting to the lifestyle in Barcelona in her latest blog.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture

Know Your Global City - Understanding Barcelona's Eixample and Gothic Quarter

Feb 12, 2020 9:35:00 AM / by Jackson Schiefelbein

Now a few weeks into his study abroad program, Jackson is showing you around his neighborhood of Eixample in Barcelona and compares this newer area ("Newer" in the European meaning of the word - Exiample was developed in the 1850s) of the city to the oldest Gothic Quarter, discussing the differences in architecture and urban planning of the different neighborhoods. Check it out to learn more about this awesome historic Global City!

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Why Study Abroad

How to Set Yourself Up for a Successful Semester in Barcelona

Feb 7, 2020 10:45:00 AM / by Nina Vrtjak

A little prep work ahead of time will chase your travel worries away! In her first post, Nina Vrtjak writes to us from Barcelona and shares 4 important ways to prepare for your study abroad in a global city. Look through tips on how to overcome your first wave of culture shock, the language barrier, and first week jitters.

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

10 Reasons Why You Should Study Abroad in Barcelona

Jan 16, 2020 11:30:00 AM / 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 both our CAPA Global Cities program and a direct enroll option with a local university 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

Introducing CAPA's Official Bloggers & Vloggers for Spring 2020

Jan 3, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Jessie Gibson

We’re very excited to introduce and welcome our team of official bloggers and vloggers for Spring 2020!

Each of them will receive a grant accompanied by an explorer fund while they are abroad to help them generate their stories here on CAPA World. From pre-departure thoughts through their reflection upon their return to The States, 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

What it's like to Witness Political Tension in Another Country

Dec 14, 2019 9:18:00 AM / by Isha Mahajan

During a time of political tension in Barcelona, student blogger Isha was able to learn about how locals feel about the issues at hand while observing the conflict from the outside.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture

Meet Jackson Schiefelbein: Official CAPA Barcelona Instagram TV Vlogger Spring 2020

Dec 10, 2019 1:00:00 PM / by Jackson Schiefelbein

Meet Jackson Schiefelbein (he/him/his), an official CAPA Instagram TV vlogger in Barcelona, Spain for Spring 2020:

University: Arizona State University
Major: Sustainability & Global Studies
Study Abroad Location: Barcelona, Spain
Internship or volunteer placement:  N/A

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I am looking forward to experiencing the unique cultural blend of Barcelona and the political climate of the region. The mix of international residents with Spanish and Catalan natives creates an interesting city rich in history not many other places can stake claim to.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain

Meet Nina Vrtjak: Official CAPA Barcelona Blogger Spring 2020

Dec 10, 2019 12:45:00 PM / by Nina Vrtjak

Meet Nina Vrtjak, an official CAPA blogger in Barcelona, Spain for Spring 2020:

University: University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Major: Accounting and Human Resources
Study abroad location: Barcelona, Spain
Internship or volunteer placement: N/A

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I am most excited to experience a culture different from mine. I hope to encounter other ways of life, hear people’s stories, and learn more about myself.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain

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