Barcelona, Spain


Study Abroad
Program Options:
Experiential Learning
Fall, Spring, Academic Year

At a Glance


Apartment, Homestay, Residence Hall


15 to 19 per Semester

Language of Instruction:

English, Spanish

Language Prerequisites:


Part-Time Internship (Optional):

Included in Program Fee

Visa Required:


About the Program

Our Barcelona Engineering program allows you to construct your expertise with an engaging program for Engineering and STEM students. Compiled with a partnership with the Universitat Ramon Llull's (URL) schools, the Chemical Institute of Sarrià (IQS) and La Salle Digital Engineering, this program enables Engineering students to study abroad and maintain course progression in their field, becoming global leaders and learners in the process! Meet your academic requirements and participate in cultural events, city tours, cooking courses, and more.

Expand your adventures further with Barcelona-exclusive DiscoverIES such as Engineering of Wine and Renewable Energies. Dive into the mechanics of wine production and the importance of power generation and water management systems that keep Barcelona running while you develop the study abroad experience of your dreams.

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Study Engineering

Take engineering courses in an international context.

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Complete Graduation Requirements

Meet your graduation requirements and stay on track with your courses.

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Support the Global Good

Engage in an environmental sustainability course.

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Become a Leader and Learner

Maximize your study abroad experience with cultural events and more.

Fall 2024

Program Dates:

September 02 - December 20

Application Deadline:

Program Advisor

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Camilla Alway, Spencer Biery, Sarah Duran & Sarah Fang

Once you’ve applied for a program, one of us will be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, we're here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️

About the Destination

Why Barcelona?

Check off your major requirements while immersing yourself in the rich culture of Barcelona, which has quickly become the tech hub of the Mediterranean. This thriving cosmopolitan city is remarkable for its innovative urban systems, including water retrieval and preservation, traffic systems, public transport systems, energy generation, and much more. A walk around town will take you on a historical tour of solutions that have been implemented to solve problems throughout its history; from the royal shipyards of Drassanes, to the Tibidabo, the whole city is at your feet to be discovered and reimagined.

Learn More About Barcelona

Get to Know Your New City

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Have Fun in the Sun

Spend time under the sun along Barcelona's sandy beaches.

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Check Out Some Live Music

Barcelona boasts an iconic music scene.

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Appreciate the Art

There’s plenty of art—indoors and out—to inspire you.

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Eat, Drink, and Eat Some More!

Enjoy stews, seafood, jamón, spicy potatoes, and so much more.

The Student Experience

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An Aparto in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Apartment
  • Homestay
  • Residence Hall


Student Apartment – You live with up to 12 other IES Abroad students in a single or double room. The student apartment offers the communal vibes of a residence hall with the comfort of an apartment. Apartments have fully equipped kitchens, Wi-Fi is included, and meals are not included but optional meal plans are available for purchase onsite. Laundry is coin operated and an additional fee applies to this housing option.