• Spain
    • Barcelona
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, Payment plans, Work study, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
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Program Details

Fall Spring Summer Winter
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Starting Price
Price Details
•Personalized pre-departure advising
•Tuition and registration
•Housing (apartment options)
•Comprehensive collection of in-country support services including insurance, on-site support, social and wellness activities
•Career and re-entry support
•Scholarship opportunities available
What's Included
Some Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers
Jun 13, 2023
Sep 17, 2023
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About Program

Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city, is the ideal blend of the historic and modern! Located in the heart of the city, the CEA CAPA Barcelona Center offers courses in English and Spanish; learning takes place both in and out of the classroom, with instructors taking full advantage of Barcelona’s many notable sites and attractions. CEA CAPA Internships Abroad Barcelona offers a range of internship placements that provide hands-on, practical experience. Rewarding internship opportunities await you in careers such as: Software development, motion graphics, broadcast design, branding, water management and conservation, event organizing, marketing research, personal training, radio broadcasting, and LED lighting solutions.

To learn more about Barcelona, click the “Visit Site” button above and see what CEA CAPA has waiting for you!

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

CEA CAPA provides, in conjunction with Diversity Abroad, Destination Guides which provide resources and tips for Black/African-American students, Latinx students, Asian American students, and all other students of color.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Through our personalized advising, CEA CAPA takes steps to understand the needs of a diversity of student identities like the LGBTQIA+ community. In addition to diversity and identity training, CEA CAPA leadership engage in continuous department level project work to identify and revise policies and practices using the appropriate Justice, Equity, Diversity or Inclusion lens as a frame to reduce bias and barriers that impact students, faculty, and staff. CEA CAPA is intentional in elevating diverse student voices and providing a platform for a broad array of identities to share their experiences abroad. The CEA CAPA World Blog promotes stories and personal experiences from the perspectives of diverse student bloggers and vloggers.

Neurodivergent Support

CEA CAPA is willing and able to assist students with learning disabilities and physical disabilities. Students are requested to disclose disabilities through the application health forms as part of their application and in discussion with their application advisor or program manager. The earlier CEA CAPA is made aware of learning or physical disabilities the better we can work with the student, institution, and overseas team to tailor an Individualized Education Program if necessary to support the student.



CEA CAPA makes a conscious effort to create study abroad experiences that leave a positive impact on host communities. Each location implements a variety of strategies to support the local community and promote sustainability. Examples include:

Use of recycling bins in Study Center locations and in CEA CAPA housing

Signage in CEA CAPA housing urging students to limit water and electricity usage

Students are often given reusable bags and water bottles upon arrival to limit single plastic use

Students are provided with instructions for acquiring transportation passes to promote use of public transportation rather than taxis

Program Highlights

  • Strong Academics
  • A Focus on Small- & Medium-Sized Enterprises
  • An Individualized Placement Process
  • Affordable, Convenient Options



CEA CAPA Scholarships and Financial Aid

Studying abroad will change your life, improve your employability, and enhance your global competence. That's why we commit more than $2.0 million each year to our financial and scholarship programs.

$400 - $3,000

Program Reviews

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  • Growth 4.75
  • Support 4.75
  • Fun 4.75
  • Housing 4.15
  • Safety 4.75
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CEA CAPA Barcelona Internship

I did an internship in Barcelona, Spain through CEA CAPA and it was a great experience. I learned so much about work culture in Spain and also a ton of new skills for my career path. The CEA CAPA internship team was extremely helpful when finding a placement for me, they were there every step of the way and I ended up loving my placement. My boss was from Catalan, he spoke good english and he always let me try to practice my Spanish. It was very easy going and I enjoyed going all 3 days a week that I went. My boss and I collaborated really well too. I would definitely recommend doing an internship abroad with CEA CAPA, I will remember my time at my internship forever!

  • Experience another culture's work environment
  • Learn professional working skills
  • Immerse yourself into another culture
  • Commute to internship may be long
  • May do unexpected type of work
9 people found this review helpful.
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CEA was amazing

Thanks to CEA I had the best experience abroad in Barcelona. They did an amazing job placing me at an internship where I felt comfortable and motivated to learn. Since my major is Hospitality, I interned at a hotel called "Hesperia Presidente" where not only did I learned about the operational system but also about the Spanish work culture. CEA was always available for us and I never had a problem with anything during my summer abroad. The CEA in Barcelona is also one of the biggest offices, making it more staff accessible for students!

  • They place you at an internship of your liking
  • They provide good housing for you
  • They take you on trips
  • Office hours are only Monday to Friday, however they do have phone numbers available 24/7
14 people found this review helpful.
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I loved CEA Barcelona

This abroad experience was the best four months of my life. Although I did not do housing through CEA CAPA, I lived in an apartment near the school with some friends and walked to class every day. I had so much fun both in and outside of class in Barcelona, traveling with my friends on the weekend and going to class during the week. I took many communications classes that I thoroughly enjoyed at CEA CAPA, and I would recommend this program and the classes to anyone that is planning on going abroad.

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21 people found this review helpful.
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CEA Barcelona Study Abroad Liberal Arts Program

Barcelona is an incredible city full of life. The teaching centre was in the best location, Plaça Catalunya that allowed us to go to shopping after class, go to the beach, walk along Passeig de Gracia, go to the Gothic Quarter. The nightlife and the atmosphere of this city is one of the best in Europe in my opinion. The CEA staff was also wonderful; they worked at the teaching centre and whenever I needed help, I would go to them. The resources provided were always helpful and they had an emergency line.

  • A city with so much life
  • Beautiful architecture
  • Beautiful architecture
  • Pickpockets
116 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Adele! Thanks for your feedback on your Barcelona study abroad experience. I couldn't agree more that this bustling city is full of life. The CEA Study Center is definitely located in the best location in close proximity to everything! I'm grateful you found onsite staff wonderful and had helpful resources accessible.

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Barcelona CEA

Traveling to Barcelona with CEA is a great choice. This organization truly looks out for you and helps you settle into a new country. You will meet so many people, learn so many new things and really be living in Barcelona. The classes are interesting and you can pick what interests you. There is a variety of classes. I took an international marketing class and a social media class. It is an awesome experience.They also set up events to do activities around the city! For example, you can go on hikes, go to cooking classes and really meet the locals. The teachers and cea advisors are really there for you and make sure you are comfortable in such a new environment. CEA is a great choice!

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Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Jessica! Thanks for sharing your feedback about Barcelona. We're glad you felt settled in Spain and were able to make new international connections through CEA. When you enjoy your classes, that's a plus too! Best of luck to you!

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My three week adventure in Barcelona

This was my first time over seas and I can truly say it has completely changed my perception of the world and has given me a better appreciation and perspective on my life. Studying abroad not only allows you to see the world, it also allows you to see yourself through a new lens. I learned that I love well seasoned food, like Barcelona's Paella for example is to die for! I also learned that I truly feel my best when I am exploring and doing new things. I fell in love with traveling and getting to learn about different cultures. I wish I could have stayed longer... One piece of advice I'll give that I wish I did in the very beginning of my trip was to maintain a open mind about everything. When it comes to doing something new or trying something new as long as it is safe say yes to it! You can only learn and grow from the experience.

What would you improve about this program?
It should be a month and there should be more opportunity to experience the culture rather then learn about it in classrooms and textbooks and going to touristy areas. There should be a day where students to get to experience what locals do in a day and what they do for fun.
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Barcelona Internship

Summer of 2017 I interned in Barcelona, Spain. This was one of the best experiences I could have asked for. I really wanted to be immersed into a different culture; I have a Spanish minor so I really wanted to be in a Spanish-speaking environment. My main goals were to be a better Spanish speaker, be more confident in the business world, and gain knowledge of different cultures. After my two-month internship, I truly believe I reached all of my goals through my internship in Spain.

Not only that but I learned to be a better version of my self. This type of experience really pushed me to be a stronger, more independent version of who I am. I think that this experience, interning abroad, really gave me the confidence to believe that I can now conquer anything.

What would you improve about this program?
I think the best way this program can be improved would just to offer more locations. The internship abroad program is fairly new, so there are not a ton of different locations. I believe the more locations they offer, the more appeal it would have to other students.
178 people found this review helpful.
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CEA Internships are Worthwhile

CEA Study Abroad provided so much support and guidance when I first began the process of applying for the internship. The onsite staff were all so wonderful and friendly that it made me feel right at home. This program was very organized from the seminar to finding us the right internship placements.

This experience has changed me for the better and is something I would recommend for anyone to take advantage of! You will learn so much more about yourself, culture and the world.

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