Benjamin MedalieBusiness Intern | Barcelona
Hola amigos! This summer I had the pleasure of living and working in Barcelona through Connect-123. It has truly been the experience of a lifetime. I interned at a property management software startup where I learned the ins and outs of what it takes to build, market, and maintain a growing business.I was given some pretty cool projects to work on and I was even able to freely add my own creative touch to my personal work. I worked about 7 hours a day, Monday- Friday, including an hour lunch break. My co-workers were all very friendly and like-minded, and it was fairly easy to fit into the work environment.
Apart from work, Connect-123 hosted many different group events such as paddle-boarding, a Catalonian cooking experience, pick-up basketball, etc. Our program coordinators were the best and all of this would not have been possible without them. I was lucky enough to be placed in a beautiful high rise apartment with a great group of guys within the luxurious neighborhood of Eixample. There is always something to do during your free time. Nightlife is insane and the abundancy of Catalan culture and tapas all around you is overwhelming. What more can I say… I peaked. Do this program.
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Andrew SmithBusiness Management Intern | Barcelona
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Mustafa MobarezBusiness Intern | Barcelona
University of Colorado at Boulder
1 July 2019
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John GettsBusiness Intern | Barcelona
University of the Redlands
27 June 2017
As a recent college graduate looking to gain some international experience and improve my Spanish, Connect-123 offered everything I was searching for. From day 1, my program coordinators prioritized my interests and found the perfect internship. Interning in a finance and consulting firm, I had the opportunity to work in both English and Spanish while assisting local startups with various aspects of the funding process. As for Barcelona, it speaks for...
Natalie ZahranBusiness Intern | Barcelona
University of New Hampshire, Durham
25 May 2017
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John ConnollyTechnology Intern | Barcelona
Johns Hopkins University
11 July 2018
My experience with Connect-123 was great! I experienced life abroad, in the beautiful setting of Barcelona, where I could practice my Spanish and get practical work experience. I learned a lot about non-profit work and working in a different setting.
Edith MuleiroBusiness Intern | Barcelona
University of Texas Austin
24 March 2016
My experience with Connect-123 in Barcelona was more incredible than anything I could have ever imagined. I had no expectations upon arriving in Barcelona, and soon found myself falling in love with this city and its people. Connect-123 made sure I was comfortable, taking the time to find the right internship that would fit my interests and making sure everything went well from the beginning to the end! I felt...
Nicholas HadjimichaelBusiness Intern | Barcelona
University of Chicago
12 October 2015
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Nina BrosmanBusiness Intern | Barcelona
California Polytechnic State University
30 July 2015
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Vanessa GilletteBusiness Intern | Barcelona
University of Georgia
17 July 2015
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Andy MitchellBusiness Intern | Barcelona
Michigan State University
5 August 2013
My time spent in Barcelona this summer has been one of the best experiences of my life. I was pleased with the organization of Connect 123 and their commitment to securing an internship for me. Arriving in a new city with a different culture can be overwhelming, but Connect 123 was there from day one to make the transition easy. Organizing events, and updating me on latest festivals to attend...
Imran KidwaiBusiness Consulting Intern | Barcelona
University of Houston, Graduate
9 August 2012
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