Apart from your fellow interns on the program you will also connect with your colleagues at your internship and the people of the city. You’ll find that the work atmosphere is much more casual in Barcelona. Dress codes are rarely formal and it is not a very hierarchical workplace. It’s an inclusive culture where most colleagues eat meals together which helps interns acclimate to their new team. Since lunch is late in the day (typically 2pm) and dinner is as well (typically 9-10pm) most people take time after work to enjoy a stroll, work out, go to the market and wind down.
Want to get to know the locals? Barcelona’s entrepreneurial spirit is on display with the many new independent restaurants opening which makes the cultural scene rich! Get out amongst the locals and enjoy the buzz currently surrounding new restaurants in St Antoni and El Raval. It’s one of the best ways to connect with a culture and practice your language skills.
After the work week Barcelona is ready for the weekend! Most people go out later and stay out later than other cultures are accustomed to on the weekends. It is customary to follow dinner by going to see live music or spending time with friends in dance clubs or bars after dinner. It’s a relaxed atmosphere and depending on the weather, there are a lot of great options outdoor as well.
Being in such a vivacious, collaborative culture is step one to expanding your network, enhancing your skill-set and creating the experience of a lifetime. Viva Barcelona.