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Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain

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Studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain is an incredible experience you will remember for the rest of your life. Select Barcelona as your study abroad destination and you are in for an amazing experience. GSE provides summer programs, semester programs, and academic year programs in Barcelona at the Universitat de Barcelona (University of Barcelona), and at the University Autònoma of Barcelona (UAB). GSE study abroad programs in Barcelona focus on Spanish language and culture study and are open to students of any ability, from beginner to nearly fluent. In addition to your university enrollment, all GSE study abroad programs in Barcelona also include housing in apartments, excursions to places like the Mediterranean island of Mallorca or the coastal city of San Sebastian, health insurance (mandatory enrollment for an additional fee), cultural events, cell phone, onsite director and much more. Study abroad in Barcelona with GSE and you are sure to make memories and friends that will last a lifetime, while at the same time earning college credit as you study Spanish in Spain.

Home to over 1.5 million people, Barcelona is Spain’s second largest city. As host of the 1992 Summer Olympics, Barcelona saw major investments that dramatically changed the city’s face. This thriving Spanish port is situated on a beautiful strip of Mediterranean coastline and is one of the most cosmopolitan locales in the world. In the center of the city is Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s most famous boulevard. This charming tree lined avenue is constantly bustling with life and activity from the assortment of street performers, human statues, musicians, open air markets, sidewalk cafes and restaurants present at all times of the day. As rich in life at night as in day, Barcelona’s intensity does not falter when the sun sets. After dark hundreds of taverns, discotecas, opera houses, and theatres all come to life. It is no wonder that more international students than ever are choosing Barcelona as their study abroad destination.

“GSE was flexible yet still reliable; I knew that someone was always there to handle something if I needed help, but I also had a lot of independence, which was really what I wanted. I loved all the excursions and the provided housing.  I enjoyed every day of the program and wish that I had done a full year. It was probably the greatest four months of my life and I can't say enough good things about my time abroad.  My one regret is that I can't do it all again!” 

Jessica Hoolko
University of California, Los Angeles

A Note on Catalonia

Barcelona is located in a region of Spain known as Catalonia. These Spanish citizens speak their own language that resembles a combination of French and Spanish called Catalan. Though Catalan is the region’s official language, all language courses will be in Castilian, the most wide spread Spanish dialect, referred to simply as “Spanish” in the rest of the world.

Barcelona City Statistics
Location: Catalonia (Cataluña), Northeast Spain.
Population: 1,514,588 (city); 4,228,048 (metropolitan area).
Time zone: GMT + 1 (9 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time).
Average January Temp: 10°C (50°F).
Average July Temp: 25°C (78°F).
Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz; round two-pin plugs are standard.

Program Includes:
 Superior Student Support
 Experienced Student Advising
 Centrally Located Student Apartments
 Tuition, Course Enrollment, and an Official Transcript from the University of Barcelona or the University Autònoma of Barcelona
 University Services
 Cultural Immersion Events
 Mobile Phones
 Extensive Pre-departure Information
 Onsite Program Director
 Arrival Orientation
 Comprehensive Health and Medical Insurance (mandatory enrollment for an additional fee)


 Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain

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