My summer in Spain: Communications intern reflects on experience abroad

Cherise is studying Communication Information Design at Mount Royal University. She spent the summer in Spain doing a three-month communication and digital marketing internship in Barcelona at a destination management company. Cherise had a great internship experience and is excited to share her story with Connectors and friends across the globe. How is Barcelona treating […]

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When in Spain, we cook paella

Meaghan Kincaid is studying Business Economics at SUNY at Oneonta. This summer she spent eight weeks in Spain, completing a marketing internship at a leading co-working company in Barcelona. “Our marketing department truly was a cohesive team that conquered the day in and day out changes of the community we strived to keep informed and the company […]

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Notes from the Field: My Barcelona Internship Experience

Intern blogger (and now Connect-123 alum), Ashley Nave, is back with more stories about her Barcelona journalism internship. Thanks to the Connect-123 program for finding me one of the coolest internships, I’ve spent the last two months exploring the ins and outs of the city as part of my assignment at a leading publication for […]

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Steven Levy posted in: Barcelona, Intern Bloggers
Adventure, You Say? Connect-123 Has That!

Our five internship and volunteer destinations may be major international cities: Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin, and Shanghai, but that does not mean it’s all concrete and skyscrapers for our interns! These locations are extremely diverse, both culturally and geographically. And while there is adventure awaiting just outside the city limits, did you know […]

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Spain: Where I Found My Art

This post comes to us from Ashley Nave, an American student pursuing a degree in English/Professional Writing and Spanish, who is a current intern in Spain. She has an interest in all sorts of writing: magazine writing, journalism, poetry, fiction and hopes to use her degree to document perspectives from other countries as a career and […]

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Steven Levy posted in: Barcelona, Intern Bloggers
Top 10 Reasons to Head to Barcelona!

There are so many things that make Barcelona an irresistible destination for any wanderluster, it would probably be more efficient to enumerate the reasons not to catch the next plane to BCN. But after careful consideration, here are the top 10 reasons to drop everything and go to Barcelona: 1. The Beach You want party […]

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Katie Arango posted in: Barcelona, Culture
Interview with Barcelona Alumna Amanda

A year after Amanda Schultz’s Barcelona internship, we caught up with her to discuss how her time abroad influenced her career path after her graduation from Michigan State University. You interned in Barcelona back in 2013. Tell us a bit about your Connect-123 internship. My internship at a social media agency in Barcelona was absolutely […]

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Haunted Barcelona

A city with as long a history as Barcelona has its fair share of macabre secrets. Strolling around the Barrio Gótico, you can almost feel the spirits of the past 1000 years of its inhabitants. From Medieval witch hunts and torture, to the Spanish Inquisition to exorcisms and countless individual myths and legends, Barcelona’s got […]

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Katie Arango posted in: Barcelona, Culture
Spain’s Craziest Festivals

You know the old saying, another summer weekend, another crazy Spanish festival!  Our beloved Spain is, hands down, the country with the most bizarre, unique and downright strange festivals. From the internationally known street parties to the extremely local commemorations, there are a wide range of bizarre festivals that must be seen to be believed! […]

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Katie Arango posted in: Barcelona, Culture