Why do an internship in Barcelona?
Spain has always been a very attractive country for students. Every year, thousands of students go to Spain to do their internship abroad. If you are preparing your mobility for this year or next, why not come to Spain, and more specifically to Barcelona? Choosing the country and the city where you want to do your internship is complicated. That’s why we’re going to explain to you why you should go to Barcelona for your internship. If you want to go to Spain, Barcelona might be the right city for you.
Barcelona is one of the largest cities in Spain, considered the second largest city in Spain with approximately 1.62 million inhabitants. The capital of Catalonia, the metropolis of Barcelona is a dynamic city in many areas, whether economically, culturally or otherwise.
The city of Barcelona benefits from a very attractive environment as the city is located near the beaches and mountains. Barcelona also has a very pleasant Mediterranean climate, which is a great advantage for spending the weekend on the beach, visiting or walking around the city.
From a professional point of view, why choose Barcelona? As previously mentioned, Barcelona is a very dynamic city and is also the capital of Catalonia. Many international companies are present in Barcelona. Therefore, there are more professional opportunities to be seized. In order to find your internship, it is important to adapt your CV and cover letter to the country in which you wish to apply. Going through a placement agency is also a good way to find an internship abroad more quickly.
In addition, immersion in a city like Barcelona will allow you to improve your Spanish and English language skills. Practicing these two languages in your daily life or in companies will help you progress and will be an advantage on your CV.
Being a member country of the European Union, the administrative procedures are simpler, no visa is necessary. On the other hand, it will be easier for you to go back and forth to France because Spain is a country bordering France. Transportation costs will therefore be less expensive. You will also be able to keep a certain proximity with your relatives.
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Frequently asked questions about Barcelona :
How do I find accommodation in Barcelona ?
As with all Spanish cities, there are many ways to find accommodation. Here you will find a more detailed article on the best ways to find accommodation.
What is the average rent in Barcelona ?
For a studio or small apartment, you should expect to pay between 700 and 1000 € per month. However, for a three-bedroom apartment, you should expect to pay between €1150 and €1550 per month.