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Studying abroad in Spain means immersive cultural excursions, hands-on classes, afternoon siestas, and evenings strolling through winding streets to find your favorite tapas. You will explore UNESCO world heritage sites, wander through acclaimed art museums, and marvel at unique architecture as you stroll through winding streets, all while experiencing the wonders of this diverse country when you study abroad in Spain.

The extensive Atlantic and Mediterranean coastline has made Spain one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations, but beyond the veneer of tourism, Spain has a long and complicated history of Roman, Catholic, Jewish, and Arab influences. This mix has produced stunning and varied architecture, a strong tradition of academic scholarship, some of the 20th century’s most influential artists, and a complex sense of modern national identity.

From the modern European cities of Madrid and Barcelona, to the medieval university of Salamanca and the Moorish flavor of Granada, Spain has a place for everyone to explore and better understand Spanish culture, which is far from easy to define. If you’re looking for an adventure, our study abroad programs in Spain will not disappoint!

Barcelona

Barcelona boasts a large university community, beautiful architecture, and several Mediterranean beaches in notheast Spain. As the capital of the Catalonia region and the second largest city in Spain, Barcelona is home to 1.6 million residents.

Our Programs

Barcelona - Arts & Culture

Barcelona
,
Spain
Length: 
Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$18,135
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Barcelona - Journalism & Communications

Barcelona
,
Spain
Length: 
Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$18,135
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Barcelona - Liberal Arts & Business

Barcelona
,
Spain
Length: 
Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$18,135
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Barcelona - Political Science & International Relations

Barcelona
,
Spain
Length: 
Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$18,135
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Barcelona Summer - Internship

Barcelona
,
Spain
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None (some Spanish knowledge preferred for select placements)
Estimated Cost: 
$7,325
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Barcelona Summer - Language & Area Studies

Barcelona
,
Spain
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$6,200
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Barcelona – Full-Time Semester Internship

Barcelona
,
Spain
Length: 
Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$7,650
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Top places to see in Barcelona
  • Parc Guell

    This famous park was named after Usebi Guell, its original architect. Guell wanted to create a residential housing area with the land; however, Guell's protege Antoni Gaudi wanted a beautiful garden and park. Gaudi ultimately designed the park, its grand staircase, and the main terrace.

  • Sagrada Familia

    This Catholic cathedral has been under construction since 1882. Originally, the architect Francisco de Paula del Villar began to construct the building with a neo-gothic style. Antoni Gaudi took over construction one year later and changed the design to a modernist style.

  • Las Ramblas

    Since the 16th century, Las Ramblas has been the place in Barcelona. Las Ramblas, one long, continuous street, has numerous exciting opportunities for both students and locals. An opera house, museum of contemporary arts, street market, and more are all located on Las Ramblas.

  • Plaça Catalunya

    This popular meeting place is situated in the heart of the Bari Gotic area, surrounded by department stores and modern shops. Known for its benches, ornamental gardens, and fountains, the Plaça Catalunya is easily recognized as the place where all roads meet.

  • Palau Nacional

    This enchanting palace and historic monument was built for the 1929 International Exhibition, which was held on the flank of Montjuïc.

Granada

A mid-sized city in the Andalusia region of southern Spain, Granada is home to Moorish architecture, Muslim influences, and a large population of Spanish and international students.

Our Programs

Granada - Study in Granada

Granada
,
Spain
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
Intermediate Program: 2 semesters of college-level Spanish; Advanced Program: 4 semesters of college-level Spanish
Estimated Cost: 
$14,995
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Top places to see in Granada
  • Alhambra

    The Alhambra was once a palace and fortress for Muslim rulers, and its architecture has much Islamic influence. The Alhambra, meaning "red fort," is named after the red clay used in its construction. More astonishing, is the history of the Alhambra.

  • Capilla Real

    The Capilla Real illustrates the Christian influence in Granada. The Catholic monarchs, King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile are both buried here. King Ferdinand won a war against the Muslims in the 15th century and took over the kingdom.

  • Alcaiceria

    Alcaiceria, which means "House of Caesar," was once a great bazaar where people wove and sold fine silks. In the 19th century, however, a fire broke out and burnt down the bazaar. Today, the Alaiceria is known as a souvenir shopping area in Granada.

  • Los Jardines de Triunfo

    The Triumph Gardens occupy an outdoor space boasting more than 17 varieties of trees. It is arguably more breathtaking at night when an illuminated fountain creates a magnificent display.

  • Albaicin

    The Albaicin (or Albayzin) is a district within Granada known for its narrow winding streets reminiscent of the area's Medieval Moorish past. It was declared a world heritage site in 1984.

Madrid

Spain’s capital and largest city, Madrid is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city in central Spain.

Our Programs

Madrid - Engineering, Math & Science

Madrid
,
Spain
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$18,990
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Madrid - Language & Area Studies

Madrid
,
Spain
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
4 semesters of college-level Spanish
Estimated Cost: 
$18,100
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Madrid Summer

Madrid
,
Spain
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
2 semesters of college-level Spanish
Estimated Cost: 
$7,250
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Multi-Location Summer - Museums & Beyond: Art & Culture in Paris, Rome & Madrid

Paris
Rome
Madrid
,
France
Italy
Spain
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$7,270
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Top places to see in Madrid
  • Palacio Real

    Constructed in the 16th century, the Palacio Mayor was built to serve as the home for the King of Spain. However, the current royal family lives outside of Madrid. Each palace room is ornate and decorated with magnificent jewels, chandeliers and statues.

  • Parque del Retiro

    At any hour of the day, the Parque del Retiro guarantees excitement. Street performers, such as jugglers and fortune tellers, entertain crowds. The Museo del Ejercito, located in the Parque, is dedicated to Spain's military history.

  • El Templo de Debod

    One of the hidden treasures in Madrid, the Temple of Debod is an Egyptian structure. The temple was built as a religious site dedicated to the goddess Isis. It remained in Egypt for centuries until 1960 when the Great Dam of Aswan's construction posed a threat to the Temple.

  • Museo del Prado

    The construction of this museum was ordered by Carlos III in 1785 to architect Juan de Villanueva. During the reign of Fernando VII in 1819, more than 300 works from the Spanish monarchy were assembled here.

  • Plaza del Dos de Mayo

    The monument in this popular square commemorates two captains and war heroes, Daoiz and Velarde.

Salamanca

Salamanca is a lively and hospitable university city with a small town feel located in northwestern Spain.

Our Programs

Salamanca - Advanced Spanish Immersion

Salamanca
,
Spain
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
4 semesters of college-level Spanish
Estimated Cost: 
$12,950
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Salamanca - Psychology

Salamanca
,
Spain
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$12,950
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Salamanca Summer - Language & Culture (Session I)

Salamanca
,
Spain
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$4,600
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Salamanca Summer - Language & Culture (Session II)

Salamanca
,
Spain
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$4,600
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Top places to see in Salamanca
  • Plaza Mayor

    Constructed in the 18th century, the Plaza Mayor is the central meeting spot in Salamanca. Restaurants, shops, cafes, the Salamanca Town Hall, and clubs line the plaza and attract students and locals alike. Street entertainers captivate audiences.

  • Catedral Nueva & Catedral Vieja

    These two cathedrals stand right next to each other. The Catedral Nueva, or "new cathedral," is larger than the "old cathedral," and is one of the most beautiful Spanish gothic structures.

  • Puente Romano

    The Puente Romano, or "Roman Bridge," provides breathtaking views of Salamanca, and especially the Catedral Nueva and Catedral Vieja. The Puente Romano stands approximately 32 feet above the land and Tormes River.

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