10 Resources for Foodies: Barcelona Edition

Dec 11, 2018 9:20:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

Whether you're studying abroad in Barcelona now, making your bucket  list and traveling there soon, or just back in the United States and reminiscing about the food in Spain, here are 10 resources you'll appreciate.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Food Abroad, Food In Spain, Top 10

Exploring the Andalusia Region of Spain

Dec 10, 2018 6:02:00 PM / by Amaia Rioseco

In this week's vlog, Amaia and her flatmate Sophia take us on their trip to the Andalusia region of Spain to experience the nuances of different regional cultures, scenery, and architecture of Granada and Córdoba, Spain.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Travel, Must Do, Local Culture

5 Important Skills You Can Gain from Interning Abroad

Dec 10, 2018 10:42:00 AM / 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: Internships Abroad, Barcelona, Spain, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Shanghai, China, Dublin, Ireland

How to Take Ownership of Your Personal and Professional Development Abroad

Dec 6, 2018 11:43:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

Let’s be honest: studying abroad is an incredible experience, but it’s not an automatic ticket to landing a job when you graduate. Yes, listing an international internship, for example, can make your resume stand out in an inbox full of applications, but it’s not until you learn how to talk about your experience in a meaningful way that your future employer’s ears will really perk up. And it’s not until you take ownership of your experience—by learning how to recognize, pursue, and nurture the skills that are key to your personal and professional development while you’re abroad—that you’ll be able to do that.

One of CAPA’s five Student Learning and Development Outcomes(SLDOs), set for those studying abroad in all of our cities, is a focus on personal and professional development.

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Posted in: International Education, Professional Development, Internships Abroad, Study Abroad, Barcelona, Spain, Dublin, Ireland, London, England, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Shanghai, China

5 Study Abroad Preparation Tips from a CAPA Barcelona Student

Nov 29, 2018 1:31:00 PM / by Maya Crawford

Thinking about location, money, and the best study abroad program for you? With a semester in Barcelona almost wrapped up, Maya shares 5 important tips on how to prepare ahead for an exciting experience!

While studying abroad is an exciting and fun experience, there is a lot of work that goes into getting yourself ready to embark on that journey. There's paperwork, money, flights, and more that you must handle, and it is pretty much all up to you to make sure it gets done. In this blog post I will tell you about what that process is like, and some things I did to prepare myself.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Scholarships & Financing, Budgeting, Tips, Preparation

Top 7 Cultural Celebrations in Spain

Nov 21, 2018 10:42:00 AM / 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, Cultural Insights, Holidays Abroad

Top 10 Places to Eat in Barcelona

Nov 20, 2018 4:28:56 PM / by Maya Crawford

In this week's post, Maya lists her top 10 recommended restaurants and cafes to eat in Barcelona, which includes a mix of local and international cuisines, pastries, desserts, and affordable, student-friendly options.

When applying to study in Barcelona, one of the things I was most excited about was the food. I couldn’t wait to get to Spain and taste all the new and yummy foods. In today’s blog post I am going to tell you my top 10 restaurants and cafes (so far). They are not going to be in any particular order because all of these places specialize in their own specific cuisines, so I recommend them all equally. :)

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Food Abroad, Food In Spain, food in barcelona,, Top 10

10 Interesting Facts About Barcelona

Nov 20, 2018 11:45:00 AM / 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: Barcelona, Spain, Top 10, Cultural Insights, Local Culture, Cultural Immersion

How to Prepare for Weekend Travel While Studying Abroad

Nov 19, 2018 3:03:02 PM / by Amaia Rioseco

In this week's vlog, Amaia Rioseco discusses how she plans and prepares for her weekend travel during her semester, from different tips on how to pack to how to deal with discount airlines like RyanAir and EasyJet.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Travel, Tips

The Sports Culture in Barcelona

Nov 17, 2018 10:45:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

It’s only a 13-minute drive or 17-minute cycle from the CAPA Barcelona center to Camp Nou, home to FC Barcelona. If that doesn’t ring a bell, study up before you go because you’ll probably be hearing a lot about the city’s beloved soccer team while you’re abroad—and rightly so as they are one of the best in the world!

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Sports Abroad, Activities Abroad, Local Culture, Must Do


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