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My Top 10 Foods in Barcelona

Apr 19, 2021 10:10:00 AM / by Andrew McKenzie

In today's post, Andy lists some of the tantalizing dishes from Barcelona, Spain! From freshly-squeezed orange juice to baby octopus and empanadas, you'll see how these foods represent Barcelona's unique geographical touchpoint. Feel free to savor this list with every scroll!

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture

Reflecting on Student Life in Dublin

Apr 7, 2021 10:10:00 AM / by Emma Aulenback

Emma Aulenback studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland in the spring of 2019, and today she’s back to share a reflection on her time abroad. She discusses what it was like adjusting from having a jam-packed academic, extracurricular, and social calendar as a college student in the US to having large blocks of unstructured free time in Dublin.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Local Culture

Experiencing British Culture from Home

Mar 25, 2021 9:36:00 AM / by Savanna Nolau

In this TikTok video, Savanna and her roommate experience British culture from home by setting up a cafe to enjoy their take on traditional afternoon tea.

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Posted in: London, England, Local Culture, london-vlog

Observing Tension in Barcelona

Mar 22, 2021 9:48:00 AM / by Andrew McKenzie

In this week's post, Andy talks about experiencing life in Barcelona and the countryside away from the city center. He also opens up about witnessing locals express their views through protests and how the situation has been reminiscent of things back home in Minneapolis, while drawing parallels between the freedom of speech in Spain and the US.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture

Week 2: Adapting to Life in Barcelona

Mar 2, 2021 9:47:00 AM / by Andrew McKenzie

Our Barcelona student blogger Andy checks in with us on how his week abroad is coming along. After spending time getting used to the lay of the land in Barcelona, he tells us more about navigating the transit system and exploring cultural and tourist sites there. Andy also gives us a quick update on his internship with Barcelona Metropolitan Magazine.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture

An Inside Look at CAPA's Virtual My Global City Events

Jan 14, 2021 10:08:00 AM / by Cara Pizzorusso

CAPA's virtual version of My Global City events is an effort to bridge the gap for remote interns and online students to take part in cultural activities and connect with locals in our Global City locations. Take a closer look at what this experience entails and what you can look forward to!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Local Culture

A CAPA Student's Guide to Spending a Day like a Local in Florence

Dec 30, 2020 9:19:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this blog post, CAPA alum Jessica Wolff takes us on a journey to Florence and maps out her suggestions for how to spend a full day exploring this Global City like a local!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, CAPA Ambassadors, Local Culture

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

Opportunities CAPA Provides for Cultural Immersion on Their Florence Program

Sep 17, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Sara Shriber

Sara, a CAPA Florence alumna, shares some of the best ways you can make the most of your experience abroad in Italy. There are several options for you to meet and mix with locals, practice speaking Italian, and get well-versed with a new culture, so come check these opportunities out!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Local Culture

How to Experience a Different Culture from Home

Jul 30, 2020 10:11:00 AM / by Antonia Bignotti

Curious about other cultures and different ways of living? Antonia shares three simple, but creative ways to be in the know and get a taste of experiences from around the world — all from where you are right this minute. Let yourself be transported through movies, music, food, vlogs, and more!

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Posted in: London, England, Local Culture, Online Study Abroad

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