CIEE Gap Year in Barcelona, Spain – Spanish Language Immersion for Art Foodies

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Tapas and ancient temples. Picasso and paella. Quirky, colorful buildings that look straight out of a Dr. Seuss book. In Barcelona you’ll discover all this and more. Delicious food abounds, with specialties unique to the Catalonian region like creamy custard and caramel desserts.

This program was designed for serious foodies! You will receive between 15-20 hours of language learning per week coupled with activities focused around Spanish gastronomy. Spain is a culinary powerhouse and is known the world over to be the best Mediterranean cuisine has to offer. Experience what makes Spanish cooking so unique and special. Combine your language learning with food tastings, cooking workshops, activities with local chefs and artisans. This adventure will take you on a journey your taste buds won't forget!

Here you’ll study the standard Spanish language, also known as Castilian, while being exposed to the regional Catalan language as well.

  • 15-20 hours per week of Spanish language learning designed to improve real-world language skills
  • Build a strong foundation in the core components of intercultural learning. Come home with an improved sense of self and awareness of what shapes others.
  • Earn a Certificate of Learning in Spanish, and documented language growth through pre- and post-program testing.

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