10 Resources for Foodies: Barcelona Edition | ssadler@capa.org (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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5 Important Skills You Can Gain from Interning Abroad | ssadler@capa.org (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. It also has the potential to be much more meaningful than just that if you put the effort in and set goals for yourself before you begin. You will have opportunities to learn some truly important life and career skills that would be difficult to gain solely from a domestic internship.

Here are just 5 skills (out of many) you can gain from interning abroad.

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How to Take Ownership of Your Personal and Professional Development Abroad | ssadler@capa.org (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…

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The Sports Culture in Barcelona | ssadler@capa.org (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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10 Tips to Prepare Financially to Study Abroad | ssadler@capa.org (Stephanie Sadler)

There’s no doubt that studying abroad is the experience of a lifetime, but it is also one that needs careful planning, especially as it relates to finances. Studying abroad is possible even if money is an issue for you, but you need to give yourself enough time to save and apply for grants and scholarships.

There’s really no magic short cut and students tend to fund their programs through a combination of efforts, but we hope these tips will give you some guidance. 

1. GET A JOB ON OR OFF CAMPUS. There’s no question that the best best way to save money is to make more than you spend, so…

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