Catalans Abroad

carla garcia. berta coll.
Carla is from Barcelona and has been living in Berlin for seven years. She is the founder of the digital magazine Femspire, for women who want more from their life.

Living in Neverland

Why did you leave Catalonia?I left because of my work situation. I finished my theatrical studies and I was not able to find a proper job. I had to work in retail, which was really tiring, and the money...


Public transport grows by 5 million in first quarter

More than 235 million travellers used Barcelona’s public transport system in the first four months of 2018 which represents an increase of 2.2% compared to the same period last year, according to data...

road safety

Roadworthiness test updated for new technology

Catalonia’s roadworthiness testing authority (ITV) will from this week incorporate a series of innovations aimed at adapting the test to modern vehicles equipped with new technologies. One of the main...


Vaccinations begin as Ebola death toll mounts

A preventative vaccination campaign aimed at beating an outbreak of Ebola in Congo began on Monday in the port city of Mbandaka, where four cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed. The use of the...


Paraguay opens its embassy in Jerusalem

Paraguay opened its embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, the second country to follow the United States in making the politically sensitive move from Tel Aviv. Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and Israeli...


Manresa’s ExpoBages a crowd pleaser

This year’s ExpoBage fair in Manressa turned out to be even more popular than ever and participants are thrilled at the results. Some 30 businesses set up stands and exhibitions to show locals and out-of-towners...

Sergi Gonzàlez-Solís.
is from Sant Cugat del Vallès and is a scientific researcher. He is now living and finishing his PhD research in Bloomington (United States)

Researching in the US

Why did you leave Catalonia?The reason I left Catalonia was so I could do research for my post-doctorate. In July 2016, I received my PhD from the Autonomous University of Barcelona’s Institute of High...

is from Catllar (Tarragonès) but has been living in Jerusalem since last October. He teaches Catalan language at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Eastern way of life

Why did you leave Catalonia?Spending spend some time in a different country while teaching the Catalan language at university level looked attractive to me. So both the experience of living abroad and...

When CHINA chooses you

Laura is from Les Corts, Barcelona. She has been living in Beijing for six months and works as an English International School Teacher.


Never-ending sunshine

Xavier is from la Cellera de Ter (La Selva). He has been living in San Diego since 2017 and works as a soccer coach at Barça’s football academy. Twitter: @xserramitja