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Study abroad in Barcelona and let the city’s wonders enchant you, because where else can you marvel at Gaudi’s whimsical architectural genius while embracing the laid-back Spanish lifestyle?

Whether it is the salty sea air, the sweep of mountains in the distance, or the romance and excitement of Las Ramblas, you will never want to leave when you study in Barcelona.

Enjoy all that Barcelona has to offer with one of our Barcelona study abroad programs, which offer everything from Spanish language study and business, to full-time internships!

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Programs

Barcelona - Arts & Culture

Barcelona
,
Spain
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$18,050
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Barcelona - Journalism & Communications

Barcelona
,
Spain
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$18,050
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Barcelona - Liberal Arts & Business

Barcelona
,
Spain
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$18,050
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Barcelona - Political Science & International Relations

Barcelona
,
Spain
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$18,050
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Barcelona Summer - Internship

Barcelona
,
Spain
Length: 
Summer 2018, Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None (some Spanish knowledge preferred for select placements)
Estimated Cost: 
$7,700
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Barcelona Summer - Language & Area Studies

Barcelona
,
Spain
Length: 
Summer 2018, Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$6,750
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Barcelona – Full-Time Semester Internship

Barcelona
,
Spain
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$7,500
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Barcelona's Top Five

Have Fun in the Sun

Spend time strolling and swimming under the sun along Barcelona's four miles of sandy beaches.

Hike Mount Juic

A climb up this hill offers spectacular views of the city. From here, you can also explore several great museums and the beautiful buildings from the 1992 Olympic Games.

Check Out Some Live Music

From huge festivals to hole-in-the-wall venues, playing everything from electronica to punk, there’s more to Barcelona’s music scene than its iconic Rumba Catalana.

Appreciate the Art

Home to numerous works by Pablo Picasso, the surreal sculptures of Joan Miró, and the fantastic, dreamlike architecture of Gaudi, there’s plenty of art—indoors and out—to inspire you.

Eat, Drink, and Eat Some More!

Catalan cuisine consists of savory stews, fresh seafood, delicious jamón, spicy potatoes, olives, and so much more. Wash it down with a cold orxata (a refreshing drink made from the tiger nut plant).

Take a Virtual Tour

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The Latest from Barcelona

Oct 8 4:08am
Barcelona

no spice but still nice

by Raisa

Barcelona! I’ve arrived, and so far so good! The taxi ride from the airport to my home was smooth, and when I got to the house my roommate and host mom welcomed me with a hug. I’m rooming with a friend with college, and she speaks fluent Spanish, so it’s been really helpful! Not only do I get to practice with my host mom every night on my Spanish but also with my roommate.

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Sep 26 1:00pm
Barcelona

Arrival

by Anastasiya

That's a funny story about my rough start in Barcelona. I haven't written it earlier because I wanted to capture how much my life has changed since my arrival.

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Sep 17 1:50pm
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Marching to the Beat of Social Justice: Thoughts on Global Citizenship from John Luke Hawkins

by IES Abroad

We chatted with John Luke Hawkins (IES Abroad Cape Town, Fall 2016 | Hope College) to hear more about how studying abroad spurred, what he described, as a “180 degree turn” in his life.

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Sep 15 11:55am
Barcelona

Learning About the Catalonian Tradition of Human Towers

by Anastasiya

Building castells – a Catalonian word that means castles – is a cultural Catalonian tradition which we got to experience during our study trip to Tarragona.

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Aug 31 5:33pm
Barcelona

Barcelona Awaits

by Raisa

Hello all! It’s the final countdown to Barcelona of t-3 days!!  I am more nervous than ever and sweating profusely as the day gets closer and closer. Nothing is packed yet, and I’m sitting here reflecting on this exhausting summer of just hustle and grind. I worked three jobs to make this trip happen, and I intend to live this semester to the fullest.

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