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

Staying Productive & Engaged While Working & Studying at Home

Oct 5, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Cara Pizzorusso

Though it's been an unpredictable year with disruptions and upheavals, it's also presented an opportunity to embrace new ways of doing things. Remote studying and working from home can be a new territory for many. We've put together a list of resources from books to podcasts to videos on how to take a breather and focus through self-care and other practical tips before engaging back into work and school.

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

5 Reasons Why I Recommend Spending a Semester Abroad in Barcelona

Sep 30, 2020 10:15:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

Every day is an adventure when you study abroad. Maya Figueroa, a CAPA Barcelona Alumna, shares 5 reasons why this city was a great fit for her — and possibly for you too! If you're looking for a multilingual and nature-filled city with an impressive art and architecture imprint, then we're here to let you know that Barcelona has all that and more to offer.

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Posted in: CAPA Ambassadors, Barcelona, Spain, Why Study Abroad

How to Navigate Life in Spain with a Language Barrier

Sep 21, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

Are you ready to take a leap with a new skill and a wonderful experience in Barcelona? Today we're sharing with you some secrets to study and live abroad successfully in Spain.

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Posted in: Language, Barcelona, Spain

The Value of Spending a Full Semester Abroad

Aug 12, 2020 10:02:00 AM / by Nina Vrtjak

Nina shares how studying abroad helped her gain new sense of appreciation for Barcelona, a city she called home for a semester. This experience also opened doors for her to peek into different parts of Europe and keep the magic of learning alive through exploring new cities and cultures. 

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Why Study Abroad

A Vegetarian's Guide to Barcelona

May 20, 2020 9:32:00 AM / by Nina Vrtjak

If you're thinking of heading to Barcelona sometime in the future, check out this blog from Nina to learn about what types of food you can expect to find in the city, including tons of vegetarian options!

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Posted in: Food Abroad, Barcelona, Spain