Barcelona, Spain: Study Abroad Programs in Europe

When you think about study abroad programs, Barcelona usually falls at the top of the list. And, rightly so! Barcelona is full of culture and life. Not to mention that there are endless opportunities for weekend trips around Europe. Good luck leaving when your semester there is over!

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There’s no right choice when picking a study abroad program, only the choice that’s right for you. Maybe you love soccer and AIFS summer program sounds fun. Maybe you want to go into healthcare and volunteering in a pediatric hospital with CEA will give you the career prep you need.

The programs listed below all have unique features to offer, which you’ll be able to see below. Let this be the start of your Spanish adventure, since day dreaming about future travels is half the fun.

Disclaimer: I’m not sponsored in anyway by any of the programs listed below. The following post is only for informational purposes. Every individual is responsible for vetting their options.

LENGTH OPTIONS:

  • Short-term (J-term, May term, non-summer intensive months)
  • Summer
  • Semester
  • Academic Year

COST:

  • Summer ranging from $5,000-$8,000
  • Semester around $18,000
  • Costs vary depending on the program
  • Internships are available, which could impact cost as well

PROGRAMS:

  • Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Liberal Arts and Business
  • Study and Internship in Barcelona
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • International Business
  • Advanced Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Sports and Society in Europe Traveling Seminar
  • Pre-Law Honors Program
  • Service Learning
  • Communication and Journalism
  • Exploring Spain: Business and Culture in Seville and Barcelona
  • ESADE International Studies
  • Internship in Barcelona
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Psychology

PLACES OF STUDY:

  • CEA Barcelona Center
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • University of Barcelona
  • Pompeu Fabra University
  • University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia
  • CETT – University of Barcelona
  • ESADE Business School

HOUSING:

  • 6 types of single or double apartments across Barcelona
  • Homestays

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?

  • Yes

INCLUDED SERVICES:

  • Personalized pre-departure advising
  • Visa and immigration advising
  • Financial advising
  • Tuition and registration
  • Airport pickup
  • On-site orientation
  • City tour
  • On-site staff support
  • 24/7 emergency assistance
  • Travel medical insurance
  • International emergency service support
  • Welcome and farewell events
  • Centrally located housing
  • Wellness activities
  • Cultural engagement
  • Language exchanges
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Excursions
  • Student clubs and organizations
  • Host institution services and amenities
  • Career and re-entry workshop
  • Official transcript(s)

LENGTH OPTIONS:

  • January term
  • Summer
  • Semester
  • Academic year

COST:

  • January term: $3,350
  • Summer Language and Culture: $4,150
  • Summer Internship: $5,850
  • Semester: $19,450
  • Academic year: $36,955

PROGRAMS:

  • Business program: students are required to take 1 Spanish course, 2 business courses or 1-2 economics courses, and 1-3 elective courses, with options to take these classes in either English or Spanish
  • Liberal arts program: 1 language course and 4 elective courses
  • Internship: 100-120 hours of internship work with a weekly seminar, 1 advanced Spanish course
  • Summer Language and Culture: 1 culture or language class per 4 week session
  • Global Architecture and Design: Future Cities Design Studio Class, Future Cities Seminar, Science, Engineering, and Technology Workshop, and a CIEE Elective

PLACES OF STUDY:

  • CIEE Barcelona (near the city’s main square)
  • Escola Superior de Comerç Internacional
  • Universitat de Vic – Central University of Catalonia

HOUSING:

  • Residence halls
  • Shared apartments
  • Homestays

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?

  • Yes

INCLUDED SERVICES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Two-day orientation – an introduction to Spanish culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursion
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

LENGTH OPTIONS:

  • January term
  • Summer
  • Semester
  • Academic year

COST:

  • January term: $3,395
  • Summer: $4,995-$6795 depending on the program
  • Soccer program: $5,495
  • Semester: $12,500-$14,000 depending on the program

PROGRAMS:

  • The traditional semester program: courses offered in architecture, art history, business, economics, history, politics, Spanish language
  • Soccer and Sports Science program: 3 weeks with a course in Sports in the Economy and Society. Option to add 6 soccer training sessions with local coaches plus 3 soccer theory sessions for a supplement of $345
  • Summer program: Courses offered in business, history, religious studies, sociology, Spanish language, Programs in Intensive Spanish Language, Spanish and Culture, Soccer and Sports Science
  • January program: a choice of Spanish Art and Cultural Heritage or International Business, both taught in English

PLACES OF STUDY:

  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Universidad Pompeu Fabra
  • Universitat de Vic – Central University of Catalonia

HOUSING:

  • Shared apartment
  • Homestay

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?

  • Yes

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Cultural and social activities
  • Excursion to Montserrat and Sitges
  • Welcome reception and orientation
  • Insurance and assitance package
  • Pre-departure resources
  • Onsite resident director and support staff
  • Official transcript

LENGTH OPTIONS:

  • January term
  • May term
  • Summer
  • Semester

COSTS:

  • January term: $3,250-$4,950
  • Summer and May term: $3,150-$9,750
  • Semester: $10,990-$14,550
  • Internships: starting at $3,600

PLACES OF STUDY:

  • Barcelona School for International Studies
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Sant’Anna Institute
  • Instituto Europeo de Diseño

PROGRAMS:

  • Liberal Arts, Humanities, Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Credited Internship
  • Summer on the Mediterranean Coast: Barcelona+Sorrento
  • Entrepreneurship in Europe Summer: Barcelona+Berlin+London
  • International Business and Humanities
  • Spanish Language and Hispanic Studies
  • Fashion and Graphic Design Summer
  • ELISAVA Design
  • Hispanic and European Studies
  • International Business and Economics
  • ICT/STEM Studies
  • Global Health
  • Legal Studies
  • History, Culture, and Management Across Borders
  • History, Politics, and Culture of the Mediterranean: Barcelona+Rome+Florence
  • Food, Culture, and Society of the Mediterranean: Barcelona+Rome+Athens
  • A wide variety of internships
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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?

  • Yes

INCLUDED SERVICES:

  • Pre-departure preparation
  • Personalized advising
  • Tuition and fees
  • Official transcripts
  • Airport pick-up
  • Logistical and cultural orientations
  • Housing
  • Medical insurance
  • 24 hour emergency support
  • English-speaking staff
  • Cultural mentor program
  • Barcelona SAE bucket list
  • Weekly cultural agenda
  • Cultural activities
  • Day trips and weekend excursions
  • Welcome activity
  • Re-entry workshop and farewell meal
  • Alumni and career services

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