Barcelona, Spain

Liberal Arts and Business

Study Abroad
Program Options:
Experiential Learning, Part-Time Internship
Length:
Fall, Spring, Academic Year, Calendar Year

At a glance

Housing:

Apartment, Homestay, Residence Hall

Credits:

15 to 19 per Semester

Language of Instruction:

English, Spanish

Language Prerequisites:

None

Part-Time Internship (Optional):

Included in Program Fee

Visa Required:

Yes

About the Program

Our Liberal Arts & Business Program offers a wide variety of IES Abroad courses to help you accommodate your academic needs. Many of these courses are primarily taught in English by our world-class faculty. You are grouped into language proficiency-based levels to focus your course enrollment options, which provides a sense of community with your fellow students and challenges you to maximize your learning.

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DiscoverIES: Explore Barcelona

Familiarize yourself with Barcelona through cultural activities.

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Partner University Courses

Take courses at prestigious local universities.

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Part-Time Internship

Participate in an internship placement and academic seminar.

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Individual Program Advisor

Your IES Abroad advisor is your #1 resource for preparing to study abroad.

Fall 2023

Spring 2024

Application Deadline:

Application Deadline:

Program Advisor

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Miranda Hale, Taylor Tillison, Sarah Duran & Cyane Thomas

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!

📱 800.955.2300 ✉️ study@iesabroad.org

About the Destination

Why Barcelona?

It's an ideal location for traveling throughout Europe. It has bustling streets filled with activities to immerse yourself in the culture. These are just a couple of reasons why local companies and international businesses alike—including many startups—call Barcelona home. Soon you will too, when you study abroad with us in this major hub for business and trade.

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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Housing

A minimalist living space featuring bright red furniture, a large window, a television, and a dining room with red chairs.
  • Apartment
  • Homestay
  • Residence Hall

Apartment

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.

Apartment – You live with up to 7 other IES Abroad students in single or double rooms in a typical Barcelona style apartment. Apartments have fully equipped kitchens, Wi-Fi is included, and meals are not provided. Washing machines are available for free but dryers may not be, as they are not commonly used in Spain. An additional fee applies for this housing option.

Academics