Study Abroad in Barcelona

What to Expect in Barcelona

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're studying abroad in Barcelona. 

Enjoy all that Barcelona has to offer with one of our Barcelona study abroad programs, which allow you to customize your academic experience by focusing on Arts, Business, Communications, Culture, International Relations, Journalism, Politics, or another Liberal Arts area of study.  

On a full-time semester or summer internship program, you can build a global network of professional contacts while taking in the sights and sounds of this bustling Spanish city on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. 

Experience a large university community, beautifiul architecture, and Catalan tradition, when you study abroad in Barcelona. 

Excited? We are too. 

Picture Yourself in Barcelona

Languages Spoken: 
Catalan, Spanish
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Top 5 Things to Do in Barcelona

Have Fun in the Sun
Spend time strolling and swimming under the sun along Barcelona's four miles of sandy beaches. Barceloneta Beach and Llevant Beach are some of our favorites.
Hike Montjuïc
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 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 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.

About the IES Abroad Center