Campus Life: Barcelona IS Your Campus at UPF!

Oct 18, 2019 10:45:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

When you study abroad on the CAPA Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) direct enroll program, you’ll hear many different languages spoken on campus. It’s a trilingual university (Catalan, Spanish, and English), and welcomes 9,000 students each year, about 1,500 of them international, so as one may assume, there will be an exciting mix of cultural backgrounds and opportunities to make friends from around the world. UPF is an authentically urban campus, with classes in three areas of the city: Ciutadella (Social Sciences and Humanities), Poblenou (ITC and Communication Sciences), and Mar (Health and Life Sciences). You’ll get to know Barcelona quickly and intimately as you navigate your way to your classes and beyond.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Direct Enroll

How a Day Trip to Girona Provides More Context on Catalonia's Culture

Oct 14, 2019 9:15:00 AM / by Isha Mahajan

Student blogger Isha shares the highlights of her CAPA-led day trip from Barcelona to the city of Girona, where she explores Game of Thrones film sites, Salvador Dali's surrealist art, and historic neighborhoods rich in Catalonian history. 

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Posted in: International Education, Barcelona, Spain

Here's What to Expect From Academics at UPF

Sep 21, 2019 10:04:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

When you directly enroll on the new CAPA Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) study abroad program, you’ll be welcomed into one of Spain’s most prestigious academic institutions. UPF ranks in the top 1.1% of universities worldwide, has been named number 11 among the world’s top young universities by Times Higher Education and best university in Spain by the (London) Times Higher Education Supplement.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Direct Enroll

Get The Inside Scoop on Student Living in Barcelona

Sep 17, 2019 11:22:00 AM / by Isha Mahajan

After just two weeks in Barcelona, Isha is left spellbound by the city. She writes about preparing for a culture shock and how she adjusted to a new living environment. She also learns about the philosophy of adopting the city as part of your living space and navigating Barcelona through its neighborhoods.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture

The CAPA + UPF Study Abroad Experience: An Overview

Sep 2, 2019 3:30:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Have you heard that we’ve launched a brand new study abroad program with Barcelona’s Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) this year?

CAPA students can now directly enroll at UPF during spring, summer, and fall terms for a truly international experience. Sign up and you’ll live, learn, and enjoy Barcelona just like a local, surrounded by students and faculty from an incredible mix of nationalities.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Direct Enroll

10 Ways to Meet Locals While Studying Abroad in Barcelona

Aug 30, 2019 2:45:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

There's no better way to truly begin to understand your study abroad destination than by getting to know the locals who call the city home. Whether it's CAPA staff, a host family, other students, your internship colleagues or the fruit vendor on the corner, you'll find plenty of opportunities to do so. Below, we share a few of the best ways to seek out local connections in Barcelona. 

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture

Introducing CAPA's Official Bloggers & Vloggers for Fall 2019

Aug 22, 2019 10:27:00 AM / by Jessie Gibson

We’re very excited to introduce and welcome our team of official bloggers and vloggers for Fall 2019!

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

Introducing CAPA Direct Enroll

Aug 20, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

Beginning in Spring 2020, we’re launching a brand new series of study abroad programs that allow you to directly enroll with five universities in countries across the globe. You’ll live and learn exactly like a local, be able to complete required courses in your major, and be deeply immersed in student and campus life.

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Posted in: London, England, Dublin, Ireland, Sydney, Australia, Barcelona, Spain, Direct Enroll

Meet Isha Mahajan: Official CAPA Barcelona Blogger Fall 2019

Aug 17, 2019 10:30:00 AM / by Isha Mahajan

Meet Isha Mahajan, an official CAPA blogger in Barcelona, Spain for Fall 2019:

University: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Major: Political Science and Journalism
Study abroad location: Barcelona, Spain
Internship or volunteer placement: TBC

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I am excited to witness the culture that the city of Barcelona has to offer. To explore the architecture, to visit the different photo ops, and to try the diverse cuisine in the city are some of the things I’m most looking forward to during the semester.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain

What I Learned from a Summer Internship in Barcelona

Aug 9, 2019 11:17:00 AM / by Grace Pyron

Over the course of 6 weeks in the summer, Grace interned with the Barcelona International Human Rights Film Festival. She reveals 3 major things that she got a hang of for a great experience abroad. She shares how she embraced the cultural differences and centered her perspective on growth instead of failure. Whether you're nervous about interning in a different culture or motivated to exceed your internship expectations, read this post as you get your ducks in a row for a successful time abroad!

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Posted in: Internships Abroad, Barcelona, Spain, Internships in Barcelona